The Order: 1886 Only 5 Hours Long?

A Youtuber by the name of PlayMeThrough has supposedly released a video series showcasing an entire play-through of The Order: 1886. These videos clocked in at only about 5 hours, which caused quite a bit of controversy on the internet.

In a recent interview with EuroGamer, Ready at Dawn CEO, Ru Weerasuriya, addressed the situation by stating that this is not the actual length of the game, deeming it “impossible”.

“I know there are numbers out there,” he said. “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.”

He continued on saying that some games can be short, using Modern Warfare as an example, as long as they give a quality experience.

As of now, PlayMeThrough’s videos have been removed so it is unknown if he may have missed something in the uploads, or if he really completed in 5 hours.

I’m not sure how I feel about this. While I do agree that quality is more important than quantity, I feel as though there is still a limit for how short a game or story can be, depending on what it is. The Order: 1886 in particular, does not strike me as a game that should only last 5 hours, especially for 60 dollars. Judging by Weerasuriya’s stance on the matter, it seems like The Order may in fact not be very long after all. I guess we’ll find out in a couple of days.

The Order: 1886 will be available this Friday, February 20 for PS4.

What do you think? Do you think the uploader made a mistake? How long do you think a game of that magnitude should be?

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