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Sony’s New PlayStation 4 IP Isn’t An FPS, It’s A Third-Person Game




At E3 this year, Sony and God of War: Ghost of Sparta developer Ready at Dawn revealed The Order: 1886, a new IP for the PlayStation 4. Now, we have a few more details on just what the game is going to be, courtesy of the PS Blog.


On what kind of game The Order: 1886 is, studio co-founder Ru Weerasuriya says, “The Order is a third person action adventure with shooting mechanics. It’s very much story-based—it’s a linear story-based game. We’re trying to tell a story. It’s what we call a filmic experience.”


Weerasuriya goes on to say that The Order: 1886 will not play like one would expect it to.


“There are gameplay features we’ll be talking about that will be very, very cool,” he shares. “Right now we’re playing with things—the moment-to-moment gameplay is really not what you might expect. We didn’t want to make it single-tone, where you rely on one single thing in expense of the rest.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.