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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Released
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 13 February 2018, 18:27:29Tags: Kingdom Come: Deliverance; Warhorse Studios
This morning, Warhorse Studios released Kingdom Come: Deliverance, their historical open world action-RPG set in medieval Bohemia. It's been a long journey for Warhorse, originally founded as Prague Game Studios in late 2011. Kingdom Come will be their first released title, and as far as I can tell they've been working on it for that entire time, although development only kicked into high gear after the game was formally revealed in December 2013 and successfully Kickstarted a month later. The founder of Warhorse, Mafia series creator Dan Vavra, is an outspoken and sometimes controversial gentleman. With Kingdom Come, he set out to prove that he could produce a better AAA game than big budget titles such as Skyrim, and at a lower cost. Needless to say, many of us here on the Codex have been rooting for him. But as development went on and on, some worried that he'd bitten off more than he could chew, that the game would be rejected as janky European shovelware.
Now that it's out, it's clear that Kingdom Come is indeed not the most polished title in the world. But that doesn't seem to be hurting its sales so far. Open world RPGs have always gotten a lot of leeway on jankiness, and the hunger for a Witcher 3 successor is real. The more important question of how the game measures up as a roleplaying experience is something we'll all be investigating in the coming weeks. For now, enjoy one last trailer: