For a few days we’ve talked about The Order: 1886‘s alternate reality website. Now the campaign seems to have ended, but it went deeper than some may have thought. At the end of the campaign those that cracked all the enigmas and lived in the UK were invited to a location in London to take part in a rather cool real life event, as reported by NeoGAF user BraXzy.
Yeah, I got the email about the place yesterday and was told not to tell anyone.
It was really cool, they’d hired out a converted garage type thing. There were a bunch of guys from America who had put it together and a rep from Playstation who were all really nice. We got in and had to sign a waiver to be recorded so yay for that, I hate seeing myself on video haha.
In the place they’d recreated Ian’s flat in an area upstairs with loads of pictures and notes and blueprints and stuff. Crazy cool. Opened a safe and got a DVD which apparantly has tonnes of high res art and more stuff from the ARG. Got a code for the final game and also got some other little goodies which was nice of them.
Some interesting tidbits I learned.. The underground area where they filmed The Order’s complex was over in Lithuania I believe. Then they put in various audio clips to make it sound like the London Underground was nearby. The replicas were done by Sony, through a prop company. The ARG guys got it sent to them in like a thousand pieces they had to put together haha.
Others that didn’t live in the UK received a code, possibly for the game, even if there’s no way to know for now, as it will unlock on the 20th.
If you missed the event, you can still catch a glimpse of it, thanks to the pictures tweeted by Ready at Dawn. You can check them out in the gallery below.
One thing is for sure: Sony really went all out with the promotion for the title, this time around, despite the fact that they often get criticized for not publicizing their biggest games enough. We’ll have to wait and see if this will have a positive effect on actual sales.