The Order 1886 Is Not “Downgraded” In Retail Build Footage; Dev Fed Up With False Rumors

The Order 1886 hype is currently at its peak as Ready at Dawn are promoting the game throughout the world. The game’s release is also just a week away and there has been plenty of footage leaked from the final retail build so far.

We have done a lot of comparisons between the retail build and the early build, some of which can be seen from here or from here. These comparisons show a much better looking game than what was shown before, but it still hasn’t stopped the claims of a “downgrade”.

A popular new thread has emerged on reddit showing an image that has been gaining popularity. It shows a comparison between the alpha build (2012) and the February 2013 build of the game. Now that the retail game is out in the wild, it is interesting to see how the same comparison holds in the retail version, and we can confirm that the developers have indeed improved the graphics in the final retail version.

Ready at Dawn’s CTO Andrea Pessino seems to have been fed up with these fake claims (short length, downgrade) and he recently tweeted about it, adding that he won’t reply to such tweets from now on.

It is rather unfortunate to see the game getting so much hate pre-release. Hopefully once it is actually released, people can move on and actually appreciate the effort done in making this game.

The Order 1886 will be officially released on February 20th, 2015 on the PlayStation 4.

Let us know what you think about this article in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

Editor-in-Chief at GearNuke. I am a hardcore Final Fantasy fan and lover of JRPGs. When I am not posting news, I can be seen sharing my thoughts over at Twitter.

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  • kreator

    Finished in 5 hours? 5/10

    • GraphicalGraphicsPS4

      You’re on dualshockers The Order articles, too. Welp, guess you’re fun in gaming is to be a fanboy. You won’t stop until you grow up. If you ever do. Anyways, you’re wasting your time doing what you’re doing. But then again, stupidity doesn’t heed to wisdom very well.

      • kreator

        Did I hurt ya feelings that bad?

  • tplarkin7

    I have not doubt that there’s some truth to this gif. But, all developers do this. They show there games at target render or high-end PCs, then fail to hit that target. There was no evil intent, just human nature.

    • themugen

      you should have doubt. there was no downgrade.

  • Xodomer

    The ‘problem’ relies on gamers perception towards game trailers vs gameplays. Todays, HD gamers are more smarter as far as visual is concerned. They have better ability to see differences between game trailers and gameplays. Devs tend to show off trailers ahead of time to create hype, business 101. Gameplay videos are not high priority as the game is still work in progress. It may cause ‘downgrade’ effects in gamers eye because they’ve been trained to tell the difference. Gamers tend to compare.


    IMO, it’s just a game. Ps4 owners are excited for. We have expectations that this will be a solid first entry that may evolve into something like uncharted or the last of us somewhere down the line as a ps4 “flagship” franchise. It has that potential from its lore alone. Yet people have been bashing this game like no other I personally have ever seen. If it was out and getting merited hate, fine, but the games developement was overshadowed by hatred based off speculation, (not revolutionary, qte fest, mediocre tps, to being called a movie and not a game) the latest thing now is the game is 3 hours long. Smh. Why? Why can’t gamers have nice things? Lol. There is a market for traditional single player games driven by story. This is the classic “playstation” type of game. Now all of a sudden, that’s bad!? Smh. I hope it reviews well and dies well commercially because ready at dawn has really crafted a work of art visually, musically, and story wise. I can’t wait for my copy! The leaked footage is phenomenal and looks like my type of game. This generation is being ruined by trolls on the internet man. Seriously. The life is being sucked out of current gen with all this nonsense. A game that had people excited has been affected by all that click bait. It’s cool to bash the order 1886, before it had a chance to prove itself on the market. I like what I’ve seen from day one, and have stuck by my position. My preorder is paid and I’m ready to experience what looks like a very good game for myself. I’m my best critic.

    • datdude

      Amen brother. My interest in The Order:1886 has not waned since they showed the first trailer. I was sold on the alternate history, Tesla involvement, White Chapel, weaponry, lore, the moustaches…my gawd, the moustaches…I expect the story to be great, and I personally much prefer a great single player experience like TLOU or Mass Effect to some multiplayer only fragfest like Evolve or Titanfall. Bring on The Order, bring on Bloodborne, bring on The Witcher 3, No Man’s Sky, Rime, Uncharted 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Quantum Break, Inside, Below, Ori and the Blind Forest, The Tomorrow Children, Until Dawn, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Abzu, Wild, Alienation, Hellblade, What Remains of Edith Finch, Cuphead, MGSV, Persona V, etc. etc. etc. My wallet will be crying.

    • themugen

      i agree with everything you said. friday can’t come soon enough!

  • Georges

    Yea enough with these stupid GIF crap comparisons already. People who dont realize this game looks incredible (on a real TV screen and a real PS4) must be kinda retarded tbh