Realistic RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance Doubles Kickstarter Goal In A Matter Of Days

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 11:30 AM
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the realistic RPG currently in Kickstarter, has managed to already raise double its original goal.

The Warhorse Studios developed RPG looks to do away with the fantasy trappings of traditional RPGs and focus on the blood, guts and muck of real medieval life, with nary a dragon in sight. Hopefully this doesn’t mean an entire game’s worth of ray-slaying basement quests. To celebrate hitting the new target the development team has ushered forth a new video detailing incredible levels of character customisation…

While you might have been busy tarting yourself up in Daedric and dragon-scale armour, you’re probably going to have to lower your expectations somewhat here. Think tin pot helmets and rags. Don’t worry though, its medieval trappings ensure there will still be an inordinate amount of facial hair.

It’s still early days but the use of CryEngine 3 is certainly looking impressive. A realistic RPG could make a nice change of pace from what we’ve been accustomed to.

Last week Warhorse Studios put up another video about the development of the world that flew under our radar like some of stealthy dragon pigeon, so have a gander at this one too. Get your popcorn sorted first though, it’s a bit of a long one…

The Kingdom Come: Deliverance Kickstarter is currently sitting pretty on £621,463, with sixteen days still to go. Warhorse Studios describe it "Braveheart: The Game. Majestic castles, armored knights, large, open field battles, and political intrigue set in a vast, emergent world. We want to make the experience as authentic as possible – real-world locations, real castles that don’t look like something from Disneyland, period-accurate armors and costumes, combat and fencing systems designed in collaboration with the most knowledgeable, skillful swordsmen around, and a story based on actual, historic events."

No word on a release date yet but it's set to arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Intrigued by a real-world RPG?

Do you think it can maintain interest without the fantasy element that has remained such a crutch for many RPGs?

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00:58 Feb-05-2014

May i ask how big the world is? the map in the video didnt like quite big. overall its really looking good.

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08:01 Feb-05-2014

Well, we actually don't know, all we know is that the developers have said that it's "big" and "huge".

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08:34 Feb-05-2014

I hope its as big as skyrim..;)

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10:07 Feb-05-2014

I hope it's even bigger! But of course, quality over quantity :)

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09:56 Feb-05-2014

as far as I know, everything above 4×4km is not recommended in CryEngine SDK, so most likely less than 16 square kilometres :)

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10:07 Feb-05-2014

Hmmm...that wouldd seem quite low actually, for example Skyrim is something like 25 square km.

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10:19 Feb-05-2014

I hope they can find some workaround though..:D

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13:53 Feb-05-2014

Skyrim is about 6.5x5 kms only, and I prefer more density with higher detail such as The Witcher 2 :Đ

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14:07 Feb-05-2014

Witcher 2 did not have open world..thats the only complain i have from an otherwise perfect game.If only skyrim had witcher's story and combat it would have been my favorite..

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14:37 Feb-05-2014

seems you're eagerly waiting for The Witcher 3 like me :Đ :Đ

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15:02 Feb-05-2014

ofc i am... witcher 2 was the best RPG/game i played so its natural i will wait for TW3 with huge anticipation..;D

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16:28 Feb-05-2014

I actually bit fear the open world part of the Witcher 3. Can they still keep the story so intense and good. And decisions with real impact. Hope they can pull it off. Witcher 2 was almost perfect game in my opinion.

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17:12 Feb-05-2014

I heard they will not "improve" the graphics that much, but it gonna be challenge to keep same density and detail like in TW2...

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19:02 Feb-05-2014

@Tzzsmk Umm...did u say that Skyrim is 6 square km? And then on the next sentence u said it's 5x5? How on earth 5x5 is 6? I checked on internet that Skyrim should be around 14 square miles, which converts to 35 square kilometers.

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19:25 Feb-05-2014

lol dude he said 6.5x5. six point five. :P

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19:34 Feb-05-2014

Oh, my bad xD

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20:53 Feb-05-2014

as Loukas explained first ;)
btw 6.5 × 5 is about 32.5, so I wasn't that inaccurate in my rough estimation :Đ

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18:00 Feb-04-2014

CRYENGINE rules =Đ
I see I chosen well for my racing game project (what an incredible coincidence I am from same country using same engine for completely different game lel)
now seriously, I have high hopes for their game, those people brought us Mafia, Mafia II and many more!

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18:03 Feb-04-2014

It sure rules but unreal engine is great as well..isnt there a proper engine for racing tzz?i mean Cryengine is for shooter and first person games mainly isnt it?

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18:44 Feb-04-2014

Unreal Engine (3 available) is soo ancient :/
true, and no, no flawless engine for racing game :(

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18:55 Feb-04-2014

What about the one in Grid 2 and F1 series??.Ego engine it was i guess.

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19:39 Feb-04-2014

those are Codemasters closed one, and cannot use it for open world traffic system :P

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19:54 Feb-04-2014

Well, the latest Unreal Engine may be a bit old, but it isn't really so much worse than the current ones ruling. Take, for example, Mirror's Edge. Gorgeous game and all running on the UE3 :)

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20:05 Feb-04-2014

Open world traffic? sounds like a interesting project you got going on.

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20:56 Feb-04-2014

@Whitestorm3 ..yea, kind of ;) http://underground3.wz.cz/

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21:48 Feb-04-2014

Tzz anyone you got on the story department?Music?If you divide your work..it will be hell lot faster..:)

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10:06 Feb-05-2014

tsalito is working on story, music will be solved later, one guy works on car visual animations, tuning and models, other on cutscenes and level design, other just joined yesterday and will work on buildings and roads, slavepetrich helps with game design, and I do pretty much everything so far (all the videos are my work) :Đ

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10:20 Feb-05-2014

Great u think u can make the game available by end of 2014?

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10:41 Feb-05-2014

some "demo" for sure, can't say when and if there will be some "final" game :Đ

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17:08 Feb-04-2014

Realistic, is it? You call that "realistic"? Then perhaps someone can tell me why those peasants in the banner image at the top of the article have gathered to watch a SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH?

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17:13 Feb-04-2014

rofl

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17:55 Feb-04-2014

ehm, what if I told you they're watching incineration of someone ? (not sure if the word is correct) :P

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21:24 Feb-04-2014

Hmmm do they burn witches that aint really witches like they really did in this game :D.

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03:18 Feb-05-2014

Heathen types get burnt at the stake too I believe

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16:56 Feb-04-2014

Looks very interesting. :)

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16:47 Feb-04-2014

looks good haa

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16:46 Feb-04-2014

Awesome!

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16:40 Feb-04-2014

WOW i'm impressed O_O

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16:28 Feb-04-2014

Its looking so awesome..its a day one buy for me!!
Realistic and open world with such amazing atmosphere..just what I and many others want..Bring it on!!

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14:39 Feb-04-2014

The game looks really advanced... I liked the trailer.. :)

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13:42 Feb-04-2014

I hope this will work on my rig

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12:24 Feb-04-2014

I love that it isn't going to have any fantasy elements, there are already so many fantasy RPGs that this will be a nice change. If the combat will be as good as in Mount&Blade, and Graphics and game world as good as in Witcher this will be an awesome game!

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12:47 Feb-04-2014

Sure thing! agree with you man, this game will be very awesome!

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12:14 Feb-04-2014

looks like i'll need a new gpu by the end of 2015...great

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12:17 Feb-04-2014

yeah its going to be so demaning :/. only "bad" thing about this game.

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13:14 Feb-04-2014

stop being a tight ass, this is pushing the future of gaming, i personally want a game to come out that will only RUN on a i7+ and R9290x. a game that the recommended specs cant be given as nothing is powerful enough to max out the game

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13:27 Feb-04-2014

first of all i am not a "tight ass". if you understood my comment you would see i dont really think that being demanding is bad for a game if the graphics are so good they are worth it. of course new games should be more and more demanding and i believe this is happening. every year the requirements are rising a lot. so dont worry about the "future of gaming". however making a game that NO

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13:31 Feb-04-2014

hardware can max is completely meaningless. furthrmore making a game that only the super high end hardware can RUN like you said is also meaningless if not stupid. gaming is for the people not for nasa computer scientist. if noone can play a game (or just the 1% who have i7+R9 290X) then it doesnt contribute anything to the gaming world because it doesnt fullfil its puprpose. being played.

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13:31 Feb-04-2014

Calm down guys, Please respond a comment with meaningful and respectful reply..

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13:34 Feb-04-2014

Not you man, but the other guy...

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13:35 Feb-04-2014

ok, i apologize i didnt grasp your comment. im just sick of hearing people bitch about not being able to run games on their ancient hardware. i see this on a daily basis on he planetside 2 forums " errr why cant i run this game on my Pentium 3?" i want to see the future with games, not cater to the past.

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13:37 Feb-04-2014

i know what you mean and i agree on that.

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13:41 Feb-04-2014

Well...Im sorry i can't compete with nowadays technology and only had my "ancient" rig that can't even play well on 2012+ games....-_-
This is what i only had, whatever peoples called it, it's my throne here no matter how ancient it is.

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14:40 Feb-04-2014

ok:
a. you dont have ancient hardware
b. you dont have a gaming pc, you have an enegy effecient APU with no dedicated GPU
c. you have quite slow Ram for the APU as the graphics element thrives on faster ram.
d. either you bought at a bad time or made some bad decisions if you wanted a gaming rig

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14:43 Feb-04-2014

either you bought your APU when it was new, i would say bad decision as APU were pretty unknown performance wise compared to just changing sockets with a dedicated CPU/GPU set up. either way if something is listed as energy effecient i would be expecting it to be gaming to much.

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14:47 Feb-04-2014

i upgrade my rig every 5-7 years. once ive bought a good top-end (ish) rig i start saving for the next one. kinda like a console upgrade. buy the best i can and use overclocking when game start to need more than i have. i was luck this time round, my mom need a pc upgrade and bought my fx6100 of me, so i got my i7

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14:48 Feb-04-2014

yeah a gaming rig costs so much money man... its practically impossible to keep up with the technology for most of us. i got this rig half a year ago and its going to be many years before i get a new one... before i get this rig i was playing games in lower resolution than my normal to get playable fps and in super low settings for quite a few years. its going to be like that again in 2-3 years..

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12:05 Feb-04-2014

nice

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11:39 Feb-04-2014

well i will spend my little money on this game, i like it!

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