The next-gen Playstation 4 console from Sony, Playstation 4 is more powerful than most PCs and is also most powerful console “on the planet”, according to The Order: 1886 developer Ready At Dawn.
In a recently interview to GameInformer, Ready At Dawn Garrett Foster praised Playstation 4 power and also talked about what allowed them to create such rich and highly detailed universe of The Order: 1886.
Garrett Foster said: “The power speaks [for] itself. It’s more powerful than most computers on the planet, and it is the most powerful console on the planet. With that, they allow us bare-to-the-metal access [hardware free of pre-loaded software]. We can do whatever we want to. Even the head of ATI a couple months ago came out and said graphics are getting held back by a software layer that PC developers just can’t take advantage of. What we’re able to do is take it to a new level where we can literally take advantage of every cycle and try to make it as best it can be.”
Artist Nathan Phail-Liff further added, “From an art standpoint, with every generational shift you can do more of everything. You can nickel and dime – ‘Oh we have this many more polygons and significant more textures.’ There’s this standard order of magnitude growth on the whole detail of level. But some of the standout things for us, going from the PS3 generation to the PS4, are the shading and internal models. That’s a huge thing. On PS3 there’s a lot more approximations of how objects look and respond to light. With the PS4 we can implement a much more reality-based, advanced shading model. So metals aren’t just shiny, they actually look like the physical samples in the real world. So that’s something that, for getting polygon and texture budgets just makes everything from lighting to physical objects really shine.”
Ready at Dawn developer is mostly known for its previous work on the PlayStation Portable, where they released games like God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, although their last released game is God of War: Origins Collection for PlayStation 3. After a successful relationship with Sony, they have been trusted with a new blockbuster IP revealed at E3 2013: The Order 1886.
Ready At Dawn has previously worked on Playstation handhled console with game like “God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta”, but this time around Sony trusted them and assigned a bigger job i.e The Order: 1886 for Playstation 4.
As per the details we have seen so far in The Order: 1886 screenshots, the game looks really beautiful, if you missed out on it, check it out HERE.