Kingdom Come: Deliverance is going to be getting a rather large day one patch, adding in several key improvements to the title.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is out tomorrow and seeing how it does plus the conversation around it will be interesting. From some of the development team having espoused some controversial views, to the game being a single player historical AA RPG in a multiplayer AAA space, the aura around the game does seem complicated. Of course, the real questions of quality is one a lot of people will care about most though, and on that, it seems to get there, you are going to need to get a pretty big day one patch for the game.
Members of ResetEra are reporting that on PlayStation 4, the game is seeing a day one patch of 23GB. That is the size of some games, and it definitely has some asking some questions about why and how it could possibly be so big. Taking to the forums, Martin Klima, Executive Producer at developer Warhorse Studios explained that the team continued to work after the title had gone ‘gold’ meaning a lot had to be replaced.
The production realities of game development mean that a ‘release’ version has to be finalized some time before the actual release date. 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. 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!
While it’s laid on a little thick there, it seems the patch will significantly improve the quality of the game, so that’s great. Just put aside some time as you won’t be playing as soon as you pop the game in your disk tray.