The Order: 1886 PS4

Ready at Dawn’s been having some long conversations with Insomniac Games, we reckon. While the latter may be best known for its outrageous weapons, it would appear that the former has taken on board some tips for its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Order: 1886. Granted, this may be an alternate history adventure first and foremost – but the weapons certainly seem wild in a Ratchet & Clank kind of way.

In this brand new video, the developer discusses its approach behind some of the title’s firearms, all of which are based upon real world research. There’s some exaggeration in places, but the developer justifies this by the fast tracking of the Industrial Revolution, which has moved swifter in the fiction due to the ongoing battle against the Half-Breeds. As a result, you’ll have some neat options in your arsenal.

Our favourite thus far is the Thermite Rifle, which sees you firing out a ball of gas, which can then be ignited with a flare. Interestingly, there are multiple ways to wield this weapon: you can fire the flare first, for example, and then ignite it later for some explosive entertainment. Contrary to common opinion, it does seem like a lot of thought has gone into the gunplay – we just can’t wait to see what else the monarchy is harbouring in its weapons closet.