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Delays ahoy! The Order: 1886 & Steam Controllers sail into 2015

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Jonathan Lester
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Delays, PS4 games, Ready at Dawn, Steam Controller, Steam Machines

Delays ahoy! The Order: 1886 & Steam Controllers sail into 2015

Two high-profile delays have been announced over the last 24 hours, shunting an exclusive game and new peripheral back into the murky depths of 2015.

The Order: 1886 is the first casualty. The PS4-exclusive singleplayer shooter has been gathering momentum over the last few months, recently showing off some gameplay and its Victorian Steampunk aesthetic in a livestream, but will now miss its Christmas launch window in favour of an "early 2015" release. Apparently Ready At Dawn needs more time to shore up the visuals, which have been praised by practically everyone who's seen it thus far.

Hopefully it can match looks with engaging gameplay and decent value, especially if it releases at full whack.

It's galling to see Sony lose a Christmas exclusive - after all, the PS4 is an exceptional machine that doesn't quite have the game library to back it up at present. Fingers crossed for an emphatic E3 that doesn't mention the phrase "2015" too often.

Delays ahoy! The Order: 1886 & Steam Controllers sail into 2015

The Steam Controller has also been pushed back. Valve's innovative touchpad-equipped peripheral (which we fondly refer to as the 'Owlface') has already undergone numerous revisions and was slated to release later this year. However, apparently Valve needs more time to address additional feedback and implement improvements.

It's unclear whether the entire Steam Machine initiative will also suffer a setback, seeing as the plan was to bundle each SteamOS PC with a controller as standard. We'll keep an eye on the situation.

We're always willing to wait for quality, but here's hoping that we don't have to report on any more delays this year...

... oh, The Evil Within has now been delayed into October. Dammit.

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Late  May. 28, 2014 at 10:55

Shame about 1886. Looks fantastic, from the little we've seen.
I'm all in favour of delaying a game to make sure it's the best you can make it, rather than bringing out a buggy incomplete mess (http://web-static.ea.com/favicon.ico), but it's got to be a bit galling to see some of the ps4s most exciting exclusives getting delayed... :|



(That's not fanboyism, or a dig at Sony, btw. I may have an xbox One, but I've a lot of love and respect for the ps4, and was 50:50 on which console to buy. It's selling well, and looks all set to "win" this console generation.)
(Any perceived digs at EA, on the other hand, are totally deliberate.)

Anarchist  May. 29, 2014 at 09:47

Shame about 1886. Looks fantastic, from the little we've seen.
I'm all in favour of delaying a game to make sure it's the best you can make it, rather than bringing out a buggy incomplete mess (http://web-static.ea.com/favicon.ico), but it's got to be a bit galling to see some of the ps4s most exciting exclusives getting delayed... :|



(That's not fanboyism, or a dig at Sony, btw. I may have an xbox One, but I've a lot of love and respect for the ps4, and was 50:50 on which console to buy. It's selling well, and looks all set to "win" this console generation.)
(Any perceived digs at EA, on the other hand, are totally deliberate.)


Yeah I'm pretty much the same. I swung over to XB1 for launch as the launch window games interested me far more, but the plan was always to then grab a PS4 once the games I wanted started appearing for it. This one looked fantastic and was shaping up to be the game that I'd get my PS4 for, for this Xmas.

Slightly gutted to see this delayed. But like you say, I'd rather a game be delayed slightly and I don't end up swearing at the TV and tearing a controller in half (Ahem, battlefield 4, I mean you).

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