The open world, medieval RPG that blew up Kickstarter back in 2014; Kingdom Come: Deliverance, is coming to a PS4 near you next year. Today, developer Warhorse have announced a publishing deal with Deep Silver, the publishing arm of Koch Media (snigger). The publisher, responsible for titles like Saint’s Row and Dead Island, will be handling the international console distribution of the title. Along with the announcement came a bunch of impressive screenshots which you can check out, along with all we know about the title, below.
Set in medieval Europe, 1403 Bohemia to be precise, Kingdom Come; Deliverance is a first-person, open world RPG that promises to offer a ‘realistic’ interpretation of medieval warfare. There’s no magic or dragons to be found here; just the tale of a young blacksmith, displaced by war, who follows the dying wish of his father and ends up dragged into a conspiracy that could decide the fate of his King, and the outcome of the bloody civil war.
Warhorse may be a relatively new studio, but they come with some serious pedigree; founder Daniel Vávra is the creative mind behind Mafia and Mafia 2, and the studio features talent that has worked on games like Operation Flashpoint and the ARMA series. Open world experience? Check. Experience of creating realistic combat? Check. This alone seems to us like reason to have high hopes for the title.
We’re not the only ones who think so either; when the game launched on Kickstarter back in 2014, they hit their £300,000 goal in two days, and ended up raising £1.1 million in total. (plus the pound was actually worth something then, so even more impressive). Little else is know about the title just yet, other than that it features brutal medieval combat, non-linear questing, multiple character archetypes, a dynamic open world, relationships, crafting… and horses. But, from what we’ve seen so far, we say; Thy Kingdom Come? Thy will be done.
For more information on Kingdom Come: Deliverance, visit Warhorse’s official site here. The release window is 2017, but no more specific date has yet been set. The game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, both as a physical disc and digital download. Stick with Pure PlayStation for all the news on the title as it becomes available.
Dom is a gaming orphan; after his surrogate father SEGA was killed in the console wars, he was adopted by Sony and raised by various PlayStation consoles. He swears he’s not biased in any way though, so that’s good enough for us.