The Order: 1886 Dev Wants Sequel
Ready At Dawn says it still needs Sony's approval, however.
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Ready At Dawn has disussed the future of The Order: 1886, saying it hopes to be involved in creating more entries in the series.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, newly appointed Ready At Dawn chief executive Paul Sams and studio founder Ru Weerasuriya reflected on the game's reception, and reiterated previous statements that The Order was conceived as a multi-part story.
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"We feel that The Order showcased the fruits of our labor on technology. That was one of the biggest focuses for the team having come from PSP and jumping directly to PS4," said Weerasuriya. "The first game was more than anything a launch platform to build upon."
"The Order was never written as a one-off story," he continued. "There is a lot more to tell as you can see from the way the game ends."
Although both Weerasuriya and Sams said they want to build on The Order: 1886, Sony's ownership of the property means that it has final say on the matter.
"We of course have aspirations for the future of the IP and our involvement in its growth," said Weerasuriya.
Sams added: "We would love to be part of building The Order as a franchise. It is an IP that we created, that we deeply love and that we believe in. We cannot say more than that regarding The Order at this time."
Reflecting on the matter of owning The Order as an intellectual property, Sams said that although Ready At Dawn wanted to retain ownership, it needed the help of Sony to bring the game to market.
"It was absolutely the company's desire to own it," said Sams. "We love that game and we are proud of it. Unfortunately, we were at a point in the company's evolution where owning that IP was not possible. We hope to not find ourselves in that position again."
Elsewhere in the interview, Sams said that The Order: 1886 was "well on its way to meeting sales expectations."
In our The Order: 1886 review we gave the game 5/10, saying the title is "at best, perfectly playable, and lovely to look at and listen to. But it is also the face of mediocrity and missed opportunities."
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