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What Has Happened to the Knights' Outfits in PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Dressed to kill

Those of you with sharp eyes may have noticed that the outfits of the Knights in upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 have gotten decidedly less flamboyant in the weeks since its initial announcement. While early screenshots showed the iconic warriors battling in full royal gear, images captured from this week’s gameplay clip show the protagonists sporting somewhat more subdued garments. Such is the cynicism of the Internet, many have pondered if this is the first sign of some form of visual downgrade.

Fortunately, it’s not. Responding to queries on his official Twitter account, Ready at Dawn’s founder Andrea Pessino revealed that the characters’ costumes have merely been swapped to ‘infiltration’ robes for this particular portion of the game. These are apparently a much more logical option in combat. “The full ceremonial ones are used in other places,” he confirmed. The developer was also quick to shut down speculation that the hotly anticipated adventure will be little more than a straightforward third-person shooter. “[There will be a] lot variety in the things that you do moment to moment,” he added.

Exactly what this gameplay diversity will entail remains to be seen, but there have been hints at some L.A. Noire-esque crime scene investigation aspects in previous trailers. A second embargo lift is expected in the coming days, so hopefully we’ll get a glimpse at these additional elements as we stride closer to E3 next month. In the meantime, Polygon has uploaded some new screenshots, which appear to be taken from Friday’s gameplay tease. You can check out the full batch through here, but we’ve included some of our favourites below.

[via twitter.com, twitter.com, neogaf.com, polygon.com]

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User Comments (18)

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#2

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

Not ceremonial armour any more? Well then, the game must be low res and running at 400i 30 fps based on that "evidence"…

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@ErnisDy I agree. I don't think it helps that these new shots 'look' darker, too, but you can see that it's actually improved - there are shadows in the new images for starters.

Punished_Boss_84

#4

Punished_Boss_84 said:

Oh oh downgrade, Sony have been borrowing marketing techniques from Ubisoft :P New previews? Few days? This time the insiders were right, May 27th.

seeafish

#5

seeafish said:

@get2sammyb there's a picture been floating around on the webternets showing a visual downgrade. It looks laughable, so much so in fact, I actually think fanboys have muddied up a screenshot as "proof" of a downgrade. You seen this?
Edit: this pic https://i.imgur.com/An9XPVa.jpg
Have they commented on this?

T7L3R

#6

T7L3R said:

Eh...who cares what clothes they are wearing as long as the gameplay is solid I sure don't. And so far I'm not convinced on the actual gameplay from what we've been shown so far. Gameplay and story come first, then worry about making it look fancy.

N711

#7

N711 said:

@seeafish Sometimes I wonder if those people are really as stupid as they seem to be (specially xbots) or if the so called 'console/fan war' is as bad as politics. the trend at the moment being : Sony liars, Sony bankrupt, and PS4 haz no games
Anyway just like watchdogs if people dont like what they see, dont buy it, if they like buy it.. simple.. no need to go into a tantrum like spoiled kids.

BlueProxy

#9

BlueProxy said:

This is the most interesting news regarding gameplay I've read since the intro trailer. Will be nice to mix-up the run-and-gun with some detective puzzle solving to add some depth to the story.

BlueProxy

#11

BlueProxy said:

I hope we have the option to turn off the hud. The huge gun graphic at the bottom of the screen seems to take away from the emersion. Why give it so much space after making the in-game graphics so realistic?

Davekeeh

#14

Davekeeh said:

@seeafish That obvious jelly Xbox fanboy compared a direct screen capture to a twitch stream screenshot. No wonder there is a loss in quality in the 2nd picture.
They are so desperate that Sony is about to win 3 gens, and Microsoft is still at zero.

BertoFlyingFox

#15

BertoFlyingFox said:

It looks much more grey/brown than before. So far it doesnt seem like a game that fits my tastes, but I sure hope all color wasnt sucked out just for more grey/brown.

viciousarcanum

#16

viciousarcanum said:

people complained about killzone 2 not looking upto snuff to it's tech demo but in actual fact it generally looked better and driveclub has shown what devs can do with long dev times so i'm not worried.

seeafish

#17

seeafish said:

@Davekeeh tbh I was suspecting the !master race was behind this one. It reeks of "LOLOLOLZ ghey console grfix. I can play gaemz at 8K resolution on my 6000 dollah rig. You sux LOLZ!!!111".

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