“The Order: 1886” was expected to be the Playstation 4’s big exclusive for the holiday shopping season of 2014. Instead, rumors picked up Monday that the release of the game has been pushed back.
Things kicked off when Twitter user NaughtyGods wrote, “The Order 1886 is indeed delayed and release is now set for February [I]'ve been told by someone who works for Gamereactor.” The official announcement is expected to hit Tuesday, May 27 when previews for the game begin hitting from various news outlets.
This was seemingly confirmed by insider shinobi602 on Twitter who’s known for spilling leaks. “Well, looks like the cat's [sic] out of the bag. Yea, The Order's coming in February,” he added. “Sorry guys.”
If true, 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.