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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Kickstarter Ends Raising Triple Its Goal

The Kickstarter for developer Warhorse's open-world Medieval RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, has come to a close with some impressive support behind it.

From the beginning, Kingdom Come: Deliverance's Kickstarter was not meant to completely fund the game. Instead, the Kickstarter was launched as a means to raise additional funds, and prove to investors the viability of the concept. The studio already had seed money in the amount of $ 1.5 million from investors outside the video game industry. The Kickstarter asked for £300,000 (approximately $ 500,000), hit that goal three days after launch, and closed its Kickstarter yesterday raising £1,106,371 (approximately $ 1,800,000). The game now appears very high on Kickstarter's list of highest-funded projects. Its success shows that players really want to explore a realistic, open-world medieval RPG.

The game, if you're unfamiliar, comes from a studio formed by Mafia director and design lead Dan Vávra. It focuses on authentic medieval combat, and looks impressive even at this early stage. You can check out a trailer for the game below. Shortly after being funded, the game also met its goal to appear on new-gen consoles.

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[Source: Kickstarter, Joystiq]

 

Our Take
Kingdom Come: Deliverance impressed right out of the gate. Having footage of the game take the main stage in its Kickstarter pitch video certainly helped. I'm curious to see how it all comes together. Now that the money has been raised, it's time to deliver on the promises.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Now Planned For PS4 And Xbox One

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.

[Source: Kickstarter]

 

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In 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.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance video update is all about horses

Warhorse Studios has been keeping busy with updating the community on Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The newest video update goes into some of the features associated with horses and riding them.

“With our horses, we wanted to strike a balance between a completely independent animal and a mindless drone,” said Warhorse Studios programmer Michal Hapala. “So we want you to have as much control as possible over the movement of the horse, but at some point when you pose a danger to the horse, we want the horse to take control”.

It should be noted, and the video does note, that these animations and movements aren’t finalized. But seeing as this will be your main mode of transportation in getting around the game world, it’s an important aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Warhorse is planning on discussing combat in the next video update. The Kingdom Come: Deliverance Kickstarter campaign is still going on, so if you are planning on picking this game up when it releases, why not back it?

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is expected to release in 2015.


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New dev diary released for Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Warhorse Studios has launched a new development video for their open-world medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which showcases the game’s character customization system.

The Kickstarter campaign for Kingdom Come: Deliverance launched around two weeks ago. It has since managed to raise almost $ 1 million in funding for the game. A new backing tier has been added, which grants donors a copy of the Digital Special Edition of the game.

Kingdom Come will be released for PC, Mac, and Linux sometime in Q4 of 2015. The developers also plan on developing the game for next-gen consoles.


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