Xbox One and PS4 getting Mafia creator's medieval RPG

Microsoft and Sony approve Warhorse Studios' concept for new game and give the company development kits to help them get started.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the upcoming magic-free role-playing game from Mafia creator Daniel Vavra and Warhorse Studios, is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Writing on the game's Kickstarter page, the studio said it never doubted its technical ability to pull off a console version of the game, but unlike PC, all Xbox One and PS4 games require approval from platform-holders.

After meeting with publishing teams for Microsoft and Sony, Warhorse Studios now has that approval. The platform-holders even provided the company development kits so the Czech Republic-based company could hit the ground running.

Warhorse Studios also has announced that it plans to self-publish Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Xbox One and PS4. Regarding a physical version of the game, the studio said, "We shall see about the physical/retail publishing. We maybe able to do it ourselves, or we may make a deal with another company to do it. This remains to be seen."

People who have backed the Kingdom Come: Deliverance Kickstarter campaign will receive a digital copy of the game for the platform of their choosing: PC, Xbox One, or PS4. The alpha and beta versions of the game are confirmed only for Windows, Linux, and Mac right now, though the company is currently speaking with Microsoft and Sony about console support.

Finally, Warhorse Studios said if funding reaches £1,000,000 then the company will add dogs to Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Currently, funding stands at £870,831 with 54 hours to go.

"We thought about it a lot and we all agreed that we would love to have dog in the game as a companion. Best friend who will follow you everywhere, help you in combat, warn you from danger when you sleep, or go hunting with you," Warhorse said. "If we reach this goal, there will be dogs in the game and you will be able to own one. There will also most likely be dog-related quests."

The Kingdom Come: Deliverance beta is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015, with a full release scheduled for a few months later in Q4 2015. The game, which features no multiplayer, stands out from the pack in that it is a medieval role-playing game with no magic. It runs on the CryEngine and promises to blend elements of Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, and The Witcher. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Discussion

160 comments
tightwad34
tightwad34

Medieval RPGs are my cup of tea, though I don't care for no magic. Still is on the radar.

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

For another hundreds of thousands medieval girls will be able to give you blowjobs, please funders, not more cash :D... sounds ridiculous

CROAT_56
CROAT_56

Good for them adds another great game to the collection of awesome games comming in the near future.  I hope they succeed in there endeavors

Bobdog52
Bobdog52

Can't wait for this game :)

Donated to them too, the game looks awesome

ZEeduardo94
ZEeduardo94

yeah dogs, I'd love to have a dog in the game and say to him "Yo dawg" and he'd say "s'up" it would be so fun

davetbeau
davetbeau

Great news. I am looking forward to this.

elbauto
elbauto

YEAHHHHHHH! Loved the trailer, nice to know, this game will happen.

justerthought
justerthought

I like the concept. Skyrim without magic and dragons. Nice. But I have doubts. The game looked photorealistic but you could see some really jerky movement when panning the camera, and I assume these are the devs who made Mafia 2 on PS3 which was a jerky mess full of screen tear.

If they can pull it off and make it smooth with no screen tear, and provide interesting quests, I'll buy it.

tom2750
tom2750

dogs? COD clone confirmed lol jks

Hurvl
Hurvl

Dogs in Kingdom Come? Well, the word "dog" is hidden within the word "kingdom" (kindogm, if you rearrange the letters) so that sounds perfectly logical, as well as their decision to not have any magic, because logic and magic often don't get along.


No MP? Yay! So many of the games people are excited about are online only or bastardized mongrel mixes of SP and MP.

Afinati
Afinati

Can dogs be code for, I don't know, an npc squiring mechanic ... or unlockable/upgradeable carriages, or something we've not seen before in games? We already have Fable.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

if it's an indie game it's gonna suck 100% 


all indie games need some proper funding for the game to be truely good 

Afinati
Afinati

I love dogs (have two black labs), but I'm not sure dogs ... and dog related quests ... is the best choice for a historical, medieval rpg.

Void_Kross
Void_Kross

For people saying this game is being "dumbed down" for consoles, just remember that this game was already planned for consoles and PC before they even developed what we have seen so far. What we have seen will be the same across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

I don't understand the vitriol here in the boards.  Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of first person perspective, but I have a lot of respect for the developers (MAFIA II was brilliant IMHO) and I love the idea of a realistic medieval game.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy high fantasy adventures with dragons and magic, but they're almost always geared toward a teenage comic book sensibility (albeit WITCHER straddles teen/adult) and sometimes I want something more grounded in reality.  Still, I don't see a game like this taking off into the stratosphere for the exact same reason -- more people want high fantasy than down-in-the-mud reality of medieval Europe.

I've watched this Kickstarter campaign over the month and really appreciate how much they've added...  and the frankness of their video.  Likle CD PROJEKT RED, these guys are the real deal.  I wish them all the luck in the world...  and hope that involves dogs too!!!  

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

Wait, what the shit?  The game's first person?


.......there are no words to describe the agonizing disappointment I feel at this very moment.

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

First Person and no magic? Oh well, maybe we'll get dogs instead.

cboye18
cboye18

Again, a First-Person game. Why do they keep making games like this? I don't find this camera angel immersive at all, just very annoying. 

Fine_TableLamp
Fine_TableLamp

Really? That's what gaming has come to now? Give us a $1,000,000 and we will add dogs to our game. And what if they don't get that much? What are they going to do? Hold it over our heads and be like "oh to bad we couldn't add dogs to our game" or will they just make some DLC for a dog and charge us an extra $10?

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

So it falls to the PC (again) to deliver something actually decent to the consoles.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I liked to care about my dog in Fable 2 but the dog in Fable 3 was reduced to a detector for buried stuff.

Fabian85
Fabian85

Pc build so far looks really good. Authentic games no matter setting are rare. Why no kingdom of heaven style crusade mmo yet there are millions of stupid ass fantasy ones? Dont care about the low settings console versions.

atopp399
atopp399

Just remember once you give your money to a kickstart it is gone.  If they don't deliver the goods there is nothing you can do about it.  


vegard1985
vegard1985

Might be a good idea to add (PC) to the title. I went in expecting the game to only come out for consoles, but figuring I'd check anyway. I've seen this many times recently. It's 2 extra letters; please use them. I haven't heard of the game until now - probably not the only one.

masterace202
masterace202

this game represents everything i love about RPG

jcogopogo
jcogopogo

haha i thought "magic-free role-playing game" was free to play and almost didn't check out the video. looks like it has some promise 

pboontap
pboontap

i would like to give this news a big Ric Flair WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ghost59
ghost59

pc gaming is dead,  steam does not exist. 

strikeTact
strikeTact

How much money do you need to pledge to get a ps4 version eventually?

tightwad34
tightwad34

@ZEeduardo94 That would be pretty damn cool if a dog could make it's bark sound like real word. Not just a howl, which we have seen dogs make sound like words, but a straight up bark that sounds like s'up or something coherent.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@justerthought  PS3 was a nightmare to develop on, Mafia 2 looks really good on PC and preforms ok even on lower end systems, so I don't think optimization will be an issue.  I also played Mafia 2 on Xbox360 and don't remember any issues, and this game is real early in development just yet I believe, so I've got decent expectations at least.

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

@cboye18  I somehow agree but VR will likely change that. Oculus Rift is already confirmed.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

@Fine_TableLamp IMHO, you're being a bit unfair in your criticism.  All realistic Kickstarter game campaigns have stretch goals.     

tom2750
tom2750

@Fabian85  console versions of games will be at the very least high PC settings equivalent on many occasions console versions will be very high or ultra PC settings equivalents consoles are only 1 set of hardware so developers can get way more performance out of a console then a PC with similar or even a bit better hardware a console version of a game if optimized good can play the game as a well as a PC with 1.5 - 2.0 times more powerful on paper specs


Hurvl
Hurvl

@Fabian85 War of the Roses is a serious medieval game which sounds similar to what this game is trying to achieve, at least in some parts.

Hicks233
Hicks233

@strikeTactFrom the faq on the kickstarter:


But how can I choose a specific platform while pledging?

You don’t need to! Just choose a pledge that suits you. Your pledge will be filed and if it’s of Baron tier or higher you will be asked to choose a platform once the release date draws nigh. You can change this any time later – we will inform you how to do that via an e-mail.

There seems to be a £25 digital option and a £30 physical option listed for "Baron"

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

@LordCrash88 @quickshooterMk2  

just 5 mil?

that ain't much.

 for the ruskies in 4A games (metro series) 

proved that if you have the talent (and vodka) you can do it even without big numbers 

Fabian85
Fabian85

@tom2750 @Fabian85 Hahaha no they wont, you know there are side by side comparisons between pc and console games right now where pc is king... new multiplats. The developers even say it themselves why  they make all versions. Even 3 year old pcs have more then twice the power of new consoles. Optimization is a good thing for the consoles but it only takes it a little bit further then pc with same specs. You have read about the new 750 budget card being able to perform titanfall better then Xbox one and same can be said for ps4 versions of games. Obvious lie go to bed and do some reading before you fall a sleep.  

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

@quickshooterMk2  Yeah, and development is cheaper in Eastern Europe. Witcher 2 was developed with 10 million dollars, Divinity 2 with 6 million euros IIRC...

Together with kickstarter money they will have about 6,5 million dollars in total. Should be enough to make a decent game imo. :)