The Order 1886 PS4 PlayStation

Ready at Dawn, the studio best known for The Order 1886 and Kratos' various PSP adventures like God of War: Ghost of Sparta and God of War: Chains of Olympus, has reportedly lost as much as a third of its headcount in the latest round of Meta layoffs. The Facebook parent company acquired RAD back in 2020 to assist with the development of VR titles.

Senior engine and graphics programmer Thomas Griebel stated on Twitter that the studio head was also laid off. However, whether this refers to Andrea Pessino, Ru Weerasuriya, or both remains unclear (RAD was founded by the duo back in 2003).

The Order 1886 is a title PlayStation gamers are no doubt familiar with; the ambitious (and extremely short) third-person shooter felt like it was simultaneously ahead of its time and completely underbaked, kind of an achievement in its own right. Launching in 2015, the title was divisive, but staunch defenders argued in favour of the game, and we can't help but look back on it fondly as something of a time capsule ourselves. Fans have held out hope for a sequel for years now, but it might be time to lay that particular dream to rest.

What did you think of The Order 1886? A diamond in the rough, or a total non-starter? Wish all those affected the best in their future endeavours in the comments section below.

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