Rumors kicked off Monday that Playstation 4 exclusive “The Order: 1886” would be hit with a delay from its planned four quarter 2014 release. Those rumors were confirmed today with the game falling into 2015.
"As we look to bring this experience to the players, we have decided to spend some extra time to deliver on the promise we made when we first introduced the game," Ready At Dawn Studios CEO and Creative Director Ru Weerasuriya wrote on the PS Blog. "As such, you can expect The Order: 1886 to come exclusively to the PlayStation 4 in early 2015."
This confirms the rumors that started on Twitter yesterday by NaughtyGods and then followed up by shinobi602. The only difference is that both rumors narrow the release down from early 2015 to February 2015.
The game release schedule for the holiday 2014 shopping season was already becoming packed as more and more games nail down their schedule. Expect more games to slip into early next year to avoid being buried by the multitude of heavy hitters from September through the end of November.
This leaves the list of big AAA exclusive titles for the PS4 this holiday to “Driveclub,” which ironically was delayed to Oct. 8 from an original console launch release. There’s also the “The Last of Us Remastered”coming this summer plus a host of indie and digital only exclusives like “N++” and whatever Sony decides to announce during its E3 press conference on June 9.
That means the PS4 will depend almost exclusively on third-part retail releases for the rest of the year to attract gamers. Fortunately, the lineup there looks strong with “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” “Destiny,” “Batman: Arkham Knight,” “Far Cry 4,” “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," "Shadow of Mordor” and “Alien: Isolation.”
As for as the Xbox One goes, there are only slight more exclusives set to release for that console for the rest of the year. The list includes “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” “Sunset Overdrive,” and the unannounced “Halo” title that is expected to be a remake of either “Halo 2” or “Halo 1-4.” There's also whatever announcements Microsoft makes during its E3 press conference. It’s unknown if games “Fable Legends,” “Quantum Break” and “D4” will make the 2014 release cycle.