The lights are on
In late January, we shared with you a Kickstarter campaign for a realistic, open world medieval RPG. Kingdom Come: Deliverance features no magic system. Mythical races are absent. You will not be slaying dragons. You will, however, have the opportunity to play this ambitious game on new-generation consoles.
Developer Warhorse Studios announced today that it has received approval from both Sony and Microsoft to pursue development on both new platforms. For those that backed the game at a tier that awards a digital copy, this means you’ll be able to pick PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The same thing applies to those that funded at a physical copy tier.
Alpha access will be restricted to Windows, and beta access will be available on Mac and Linux, also. Beta tests might also be available on console, but that is not yet a guarantee. Warhorse also announced that should the campaign hit the £1 million mark, a canine companion will be added to the game.
The campaign currently sits at £822,690 ($1.1 million) of the £300,000 ($410,000) goal. The campaign will not fund the entire game, rather the Kickstarter effort was designed as proof of concept for a willing investor. The campaign closes on Thursday, February 20 at 4 pm Eastern.
Our TakeIn the 360/PS3 era, this kind of project evolution likely would not have been possible. This is an offshoot of the independent publishing movement that both Sony and Microsoft have embraced, and I’m eager to see if more PC-focused Kickstarter campaigns begin to consider console development.