The Order: 1886

The Lycans Are Designed To Be Believably Terrifying
by Mike Futter on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Ready at Dawn Studios
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4

In a new video from The Order: 1886 developer Ready at Dawn, we get a look behind the scenes of the title’s antagonists. We’ve seen much about the The Order and its members (you can read up in our coverage hub from the November 2013 issue), but now we find out more about the design and technology behind the Lycans.

Werewolves in The Order: 1886 are the combination of calculating human intelligence and terrifying bestial physique. Their size, strength, and endurance makes them formidable foes (as we saw in the E3 trailer).

There’s more going on beneath the rippling, mutating flesh, though. The transformation and the anatomy has to feel authentic, all the way down to a Lycan’s big toe becoming a dew claw during the conversion process.

Hair, musculature, and bone structure have all been tuned to avoid a cartoonish look and appear as realistic as possible. The Order: 1886 is due out on February 20, 2015. You can read up on our impressions here.