Ready at Dawn Won’t Comment on The Order: 1886’s Length

The Order: 1886, Ready at Dawn’s upcoming PS4 exclusive, is suffering from a heaping of controversy mere days before its release. Over the weekend, YouTube user PlayMeThrough uploaded the entire game onto his YouTube channel. When added together, the total length comes to 5 hours and 30 minutes, a very short length for a single player only game.

Ru Weerasuriya, founder, CEO and creative director has jumped into the debate. While he denies that The Order: 1886 can be beaten in that amount of time, he remains unwilling to announce an average playthrough time.

“I know there are numbers out there,” Ru told Eurogamer. “I know why the question comes up. I know numbers have been put out there that are actually not right. It’s impossible to finish the game in that time, so we know the numbers are wrong.

“At the end of the day, we’re not going to comment on it. We can’t stop people from writing the things they do. And we’re not going to jump at every single mistake that is made out there. Every time somebody has the wrong impression of something we made, or somebody writes the wrong thing about what we did, it would be a full-time job to be like, oh no, that’s not right. We make games. We do what we do for the players. And, ultimately, that’s where I want to leave it.”

Though he wouldn’t confirm a time, Ru did defend The Order’s length by comparing it to other games. In particular, Ru singled out Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which had a good, but short four hour campaign.

“Game length is important,” Ru continued. “Every game has to take its own time to tell its story. Some games can be short. Some games can be long. I still remember the first time I picked up Modern Warfare, I finished the campaign in about three-and-a-half or four hours. And it was fun because they made that campaign work for that because they had something else.

“Our industry is diverse enough that we need different games. We have to allow for different genres and single-player games like we do, multiplayer games, co-op games, social games, whatever it is.”

The Order: 1886 is out February 20 exclusively on PS4. Reviews should be coming out soon, which will give us a good idea of how long The Order is.