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'The Order 1886' multiplayer and co-op exclusions further discussed

Screen from 'The Order 1886'
Screen from 'The Order 1886'
Photo courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment, used with permission

Ru Weerasuriya has further explained why the upcoming PS4 exclusive video game, "The Order 1886," won't come with co-op and multiplayer modes. In a long video interview with Game Trailers on May 27, the creative director revealed that topic of having more than just the single-player campaign. Ready at Dawn ultimately decided to just stick with one mode, however.

Ru Weerasuriya admitted that the addition of the co-op and multiplayer modes would have taken away resources from the campaign. The development team wanted to focus on making a great single-player game as they felt that it was the best way to expose the new intellectual property. As a result, "The Order 1886" can only be played by one person.

Developers usually include multiplayer in video games to add more value and extend the playing time. However, fans of a predominantly single-player series sometimes expressed concerns about the addition of modes featuring two or more players due to main campaign possibly being negatively affected. This was the case when Sony Computer Entertainment decide to add multiplayer to "God of War Ascensions" and "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves."

Even without having to worry about other modes, Ready at Dawn apparently ran into some development troubles. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in time for a autumn release later this year in the North American region. However, Sony Computer Entertainment recently confirmed that it is going to be delayed until Feb. of 2015.

The postponement of "The Order 1886" leaves a big hole in the company's exclusive lineup for the PS4 this holiday season. The only first-party title that has been confirmed to come out in the fall season is "Drive Club." However, Sony Computer Entertainment is most likely revealing more games during their E3 2014 press conference next month in Los Angeles. A screen of the third-person shooting title from the official SCEA Santa Monica Studio Twitter page can be seen near the top of this article.