A cloud of negativity

The Order: 1886 has certainly had its pre-release problems, but we must admit that we've never seen quite so much vitriol pointed at an unreleased product before. Game director Dana Jan, in an interview with Develop, seems utterly fed up with the constant criticisms, describing the circus that's surrounding the PlayStation 4 exclusive as "uncanny haterade".

"People are looking for something to throw at our game, some reason to hate it," the clearly frustrated developer told the website. "I'm excited to hear what people who have actually played the game think about it; how do they feel about the quality and the quantity? I think, by and large, that most people are going to be satisfied."

Jan added that the backlash is greater than the kind that typically circles platform exclusives. "I just feel like these days it's so easy to be negative, and I think that the Internet is the new playground for bullies. Who goes out of their way to really go and say something positive, right? It takes a lot more effort to say something nice, and I think that people are excited to jump on some bandwagon of negativity."

Despite this, the developer concluded that he does want to hear peoples' honest feedback. "I don't think that people need to go out there and be unbiased supporters of our stuff or anything either," he said. "I want them to make up their own minds about the game period. It just seems like the pendulum swings the other way so frequently. I mean, we'll see, right?"

Hilariously, Jan added that the team places bets on how many posts into a NeoGAF thread it'll take for someone to say something negative. To be honest, we're glad that Ready at Dawn's trying to lighten the tone, because we can't imagine how hard it must be seeing the web rip your hard work to pieces so callously. If Taylor Swift has taught us anything, though, it's that haters are gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate...

[source develop-online.net, via vg247.com]