Kingdom Come: Deliverance Launches Tomorrow Along with a Humongous Day-One Patch
Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers players a different kind of RPG experience. The game is set in medieval times, but it doesn’t feature any form of magic or something similar, just good old swords and shields. The game is set to release tomorrow, and it will come with a more than hefty day one patch.
The patch takes around 23 gigabytes on the PS4 and 20 gigabytes on PC. The good thing about the PC version is that the game could be shipped along with the day-one update because it launches on Steam and the update can be merged with the base game download.
Fans on Resetera forum found out the size of the patch and started panicking, but Martin Klima, executive producer of the game, cleared out why the patch is so big. “The production realities of game development mean that a ‘release’ version has to be finalised some time before the actual release date,” he explained adding that, “We could have used this time to get some rest, or we could use it to create some additional content and sell it to you as DLC, but we went back to the version-to-be-released and worked on it.”
And the development team did manage to make the game better, at least according to Klima. He stated that “The results are obvious: quests are more balanced, RPG progression is smoother, the game runs faster and every facet of the game got more polish. The drawback of course is that most of the data in the old build was replaced and has to be downloaded as a patch. At a hefty size, it’s going to take some time to download and it’s a shame. Still, we strongly believe that after four years wait it will pay off to wait a little bit longer while the Day 1 patch is downloading. Trust me, it will deliver the awesome experience YOU deserve!”
And, if he tells the truth, we agree with Klima. Because if developers tried making the game even better on release day instead of leaving it and waiting for players to start complaining before beginning work on the patch, bigger download size is something we can take without problems, especially in times when you can download 30 GB in one hour or less. Kingdom Come: Deliverance lands tomorrow on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.