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The Order: 1886 gets first gameplay trailer and behind-the-scenes video

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Posted on February 27, 2014 AT 01:28pm

Sony has released a pair of videos of The Order: 1886, shedding some light on the world of the alt-history PlayStation 4 exclusive and offering a first look at its gameplay.

The gameplay trailer, which you can see below, showcases some of the many different mechanics that will be at play in The Order, including cover-based third-person shooting, melee combat, using binoculars, rotating guns, and, uh, having a mustache. OK, so it might not be the most exciting first glimpse, but there’s no denying that it looks gorgeous.

Plus, the behind-the-scenes vid (one guess where it is) seems to indicate that developer Ready at Dawn’s heart is in the right place when it comes to delivering a proper next-gen experience.

“We’re trying to maximize [the PS4] without taking the player experience away from the play,” says creative director Ru Weerasuriya. “Ultimately you could do a lot of different things with the hardware that’s there, design-wise, input-wise, but for us, it was always important that the player didn’t feel detached every time they did something. What feels natural? If it takes you away from the experience, we usually shy away from it.”

Weerasuriya also goes into some interesting details about the game’s King Arhtur–inspired universe and the mysterious enemies you’ll be fighting, the Half-Breeds. It’s definitely worth a quick watch.

The Order: 1886 will be out later this year, with an expected release date sometime in the fall.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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