Yes, it deserves a sequel. But whether or not it will happen remains in question.
At the very least, developer Ready At Dawn wants to produce a follow-up effort to the controversial PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Order: 1886 .
Newly appointed studio boss Paul Sams and founder Ru Weerasuriya tell GamesIndustry.biz that the game "was never written as a one-off story" and "there is a lot more to tell." They have high hopes for the future, as Sams said:
"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."
Remember that Sony owns the IP and while Sams says Ready At Dawn would've liked to have retained ownership, they needed Sony's help to bring the game to market. Therefore, Sony has to make the decisions going forward.
We say critics dropped the ball with the game, as explained in our review ; the reflections of an industry that would just love to see the death of linearity in big-budget productions. Interestingly, Ready At Dawn claims the game is "well on its way to meeting sales expectations."
Will it be enough to warrant a sequel…?
Related Game(s): The Order: 1886