There have been whispers about it for a while, but today industry insider Shinobi602, who is normally well informed on what happens in the industry, let the cat out of the bag. If he is to be believed, The Order: 1886 may have been delayed to February:
Well, looks like the cat’s out of the bag. Yea, The Order’s coming in February. Sorry guys :-/
Apparently one of the journalists at Gamereactor also told twitter user Janice.
The Order 1886 is indeed delayed and release is now set for February i’ve been told by someone who works for Gamereactor.
In the end, as usual, delays always tend to turn into something positive, as studios have more time to do a better job. Of course we should still consider this a rumor until confirmed directly by Sony Computer Entertainment or Ready at Dawn.
As the legendary quote attributed to Shigeru Miyamoto goes: “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”
Update: the delay has been officially confirmed, even if Sony didn’t specify “February,” but just “Early 2015.”