They said The Order: 1886 needed more time.
But how will developer Ready at Dawn utilize that time? Did the backlash concerning the game's supposed "generic" look have anything to do with the delay?
Me, I don't get the freak-out to begin with. It's a third-person shooter; there are plenty of third-person shooters out there that don't get hit with the "generic" label, and this includes the esteemed Uncharted franchise. Everything else about The Order seems ultra-promising, as the setting and story could be defining characteristics. I'm looking forward to a compelling narrative, a Bioshock -like atmosphere, and an entertaining third-person gameplay system.
That, however, isn't enough for a lot of people. So, I'm just wondering if the designers are secretly working to introduce various gameplay elements that will stand out. Maybe they took all that "generic" nonsense to heart and now they're trying to fix it. Granted, I'm a big fan of ambition and innovation, so if this is true, more power to them. It just annoys me that such a promising game can receive such a tremendous amount of flak based on a few minutes of very early gameplay footage.
Related Game(s): The Order: 1886