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Ready At Dawn On The Order: 1886: "Downgrade My Ass"

Over the weekend, we got some new gameplay footage for the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Order: 1886.

However, some gamers weren't too enamored with the presentation; many naysayers called it "generic," and that has created some definite controversy.

To help combat the backlash, Ready at Dawn Chief Technology Officer Andrea Pessino took to the Italian forum Multiplayer.it and made his position abundantly clear (as translated in the NeoGAF forums).

Pessino first addressed those who said the video seemed to show off a downgraded game:

"Downgrade my ass. The game is now more detailed, dynamic and complex than it has ever been. Of course it's not finished yet and certainly we'll be able to get better performance before the release but in most cases, 99.99%, the frame rate is already solid and complexity is superior to what we promised. I'm sorry you've to see the game in such a terrible and low quality footage. If everything goes well, this situation will be fixed as soon as possible."

As for the widely repeated "generic" accusation, the CTO said the game won't be a "revolution" but at the same time, it will most certainly be a "unique experience." We're not sure if these bold statements will be enough to convince the skeptics but it does help boost our anticipation level.

It's rumored that The Order: 1886 will be part of the holiday lineup this year.

Related Game(s): The Order: 1886

Tags: the order 1886, ready at dawn, the order ps4

5/25/2014 9:55:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 10:46:17 PM
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Who really expected it to be a revolution? I always thought of it as the next Uncharted. Not necessarily a trailblazer, but an institution in what it manages to do. The footage has not altered that belief, as the quality of the gameplay looked very high indeed, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else the game has to offer.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 6:30:23 AM

Also, as an aside, did anyone read that headline and instantly think of Bender from Futurama? (Specifically the episode in which he gets a downgrade.) Lack of commas will do that :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 11:13:36 PM
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I could tell that footage wasn't so great but that it wasn't the game's fault, only an amateur would think that's a downgrade.

I would really really like to see a revolution with this stock mechanic (as well as in FPS) but it's not like it can't be great without that. So long as it has its own feel and is implemented with the plot well everything's cool. The Last of Us didn't do anything different either.

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Xombito
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 11:15:46 PM
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Downgrade? The game footage looked pretty Damn good to me. Those explosions that cascaded downward looked amazing and the rest undoubtedly looked liked a triple A experience. People must be trolling for sure.

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Corvo
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 11:36:23 PM
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Because titanfall did so much new and interesting things?

I think if they would have shown off some zambambo's getting killed, or werewolves people would stfu.

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homura
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 2:46:54 AM
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Imagine there's no hud. The trailer looks like a whole cinematic. I hope there's a new Dead Space for the next gen.

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Alcaeus
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 5:05:01 AM

Ooh, i'd love that. actually having to keep in mind how much ammo you have left etc.. :)

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Alcaeus
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 5:07:31 AM
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The graphics looked amazing, but the gameplay wasn't very impressive at all (for now).

But i don't get why people are expecting amazing gameplay innovations NOW from next gen games. There are only so many mechanics and controller buttons you can work with.. Give them time.

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Swinny
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 5:48:02 AM
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He's being 100% truthful, when I seen this footage, I couldn't believe how much the game has progressed... I looked, jaw dropped, saying in my head ''wow, they've UPGRADED the freaking visuals''.... And then I scrolled down to the comments.
Gamers don't make it easy for developers, spoilt little shits.
The melee system in this game is unique, the weapons are super unique thus the shooting is unique, the story in this game is unique as hell and is entirely its own, cutscenes and gameplay smoothly transition in and out of eachother without you noticing(THAT's Next-gen) and the biggest most unique thing overall is the setting, if its so generic then you'll be able to name me the last game you played that was set in victorian London? I'll wait.
They still haven't shown us these ''half breeds'' yet but no doubt, they'll be completely unique to this game as everything else is.
The only way you can come to the conclusion that this is generic is if you deduct/strip this game down into its most simple form and disregard everything that makes it unique, then maybe ''its just a TPS'' but if you take into account everything that they are trying to do, I'd say its much more than 'just a TPS'.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 6:25:50 AM

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes.
You did ask.

While I think you may be overstating the lack of the genericness (not sure that's a word...), I do fundamentally agree with you that The Order has more going for it than some are giving it credit for.

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cLoudou
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 8:22:24 AM
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I like his ass, no need to downgrade it...

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matt99
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 9:11:24 AM
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The problem is youtube and idiocy...people see a compressed, terrible quality video and think that that is representative of the actual game.

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Swinny
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 6:37:56 AM
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@Lawless SXE
Yeah ok, but its so rare that I've never seen a game set in victorian london as far as I remember, I've gamed since the 80's and I play everything of note. So even though you've given an example, that still doesn't make it generic, or common place, and I'm betting a Sherlock Holmes Victorian London is absolutely nothing like what is seen in The Order.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 7:15:32 AM
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well i'm ceratinly looking forward to it and if its better than what i/we seen already then we're in for a treat as for the game, gameplay, story, characters and so on i this is going to be a good one but hey thats just me.

happy gaming =)

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