7 Times Game Developers Messed Up Historical Characters

6. Nicola Tesla In The Order 1886

Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Order 1886 was released 20 February 2015 as one of the early PS4 exclusive games. The game is set in an alternate timeline. In a Victorian London plagued by half-blooded werewolves and a rising revolution, you play as the battle-hardened war veteran Sir Galahad, fighting in the streets of Whitechapel, the London Metro, and Westminster Palace, shooting electrical arcs and crossbow bolts.

But who's got the great scientific mind to provide such weapons in the year 1886?

Enter Mr. Nikola Tesla, a revolutionary in electrical research and dove enthusiast. Tesla was born in 1856 in today's Croatia and studied in Austria. He worked all over the place from Germany to New York, first as a mechanical engineer in Marburg, and later as an engineer under multiple employees. He made significant progress in the development of alternating current, which is basically used in almost every household. He was a genius in multiple scientific fields and earned a dozen honorary doctorates, as well as a bust in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His life was branded by the betrayal of his early mentor Thomas Edison, who stole and claimed many of his ideas. Tesla died in 1943, impoverished in a hotel room in New York City.

Surely I don't have to tell you that he never armed a medieval chivalry order in Victorian London to fight against werewolves, right?


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