For one night only, Aucklanders can use the Uber app to transport themselves back to Victorian-Era 1886 with the just released title, The Order: 1886, exclusive to PlayStation 4 (PS4).

To celebrate the launch of The Order: 1886, PlayStation has teamed up with Uber, the popular technology company, and will pick up people with a horse-drawn carriage, themed straight out of the game.

The Order: 1886 carriage will be set up with a TV and PS4, treating passengers to an exclusive experience of the filmic and immersive game during their ride around the Ponsonby area.

Uber - The Order 1886

Krister Robinson, Marketing Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand, says that the horse-drawn carriage making appearances along busy Ponsonby Rd is a great way to bring the game to life.

“This game is the perfect marriage of past, myth and modern technology. Everything in the game, from the characters, the enemy, the weapons, the setting and the technology has been crafted to bring this to life. We’re looking forward to offering some passengers a one-off travel experience that brings history – The Order: 1886 carriage – and today’s technology – Uber – together,” says Robinson.


To take advantage of this one of a kind opportunity, interested travelers need to download the Uber app, and enter the promotion code 1886UBER before or on Wednesday 25th of February.

For a chance to ride, guests should locate themselves at 5 Rose Road in Ponsonby and request their ride between 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

The highly anticipated The Order: 1886 is a major title for PlayStation in 2015.  The third person action-adventure game sees players assuming the role of Galahad, one of the most experienced Knights of the Order, to discover history’s darkest secret. Rewrite the past in this unique vision of Victorian London where advanced weaponry is used to battle a powerful and ancient foe.

The Order: 1886 is exclusive to the PS4.

* The Uber app must be downloaded to make use of this promotion and can be downloaded free of charge via Android, Apple or Windows app stores. To have the opportunity to request the carriage, the participant must have entered the code 1886UBER into the promotions section of the app. Once the promotion is live, participants will see a new view in the Uber app, called 1886. Use the slide along the bottom of the screen to see the carriage view. Only two guests per ride. The carriage cannot be hailed from the road. It is not guaranteed that every booking made with Uber using code 1886UBER will be picked up by the carriage. Data charges may apply. Guests who are successful will see the carriage approaching instead of a car and they must present their smartphone with the user view to the host in the carriage before boarding.* Pick-ups and drop offs will only be from 5 Rose Road between 7:00pm – 8:30pm and can only travel on the pre-approved route decided by Uber and PlayStation. Guests picked up by the PlayStation The Order 1886 carriage will be selected at random by PlayStation and Uber. This activation will be filmed for promotional purposes. Please let organisers know if you do not want to be filmed.* The Order: 1886 is rated R16: Restricted to persons 16 years and over. No one under the age of 16 will be allowed on The Order: 1886 carriage.
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