The highly anticipated medieval single-player RPG has been delayed again.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance first emerged onto the scene with its Kickstarter in 2014, raising over a million dollars. It was originally slated to release December of 2015, but then in April of last year Warhorse announced it would be pushed back to summer 2016. Then in March it was announced that it would be pushed back even further — so that the game could release simultaneously on all consoles — to the end of 2016.
Today, WCCFTech revealed that a spokesperson from the studio confirmed to them that the game will not launch in 2016 at all. However, a concrete release date announcement was said to be coming “soon” according to the community’s studio manager. At the moment, no reason for the delay has been divulged.
In development since 2011, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is Warhorse Studio’s first ever game. It’s set to release sometime in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
What is Kingdom Come: Deliverance?
Boasting the slogan “Dungeons and no dragons”, KCD is a realistic single-player RPG set in medieval Europe, boasting an open-world sandbox with period accurate melee combat. Its unique, first-person combat system lets you wield sword or bow in both one-on-one skirmishes and large-scale battles.
“A humble, young blacksmith loses everything to war. As he tries to fulfill the dying wish of his father, Fate drags him into the thick of a conspiracy to save a kidnapped king and stop a bloody conflict. You will wander the world, fighting as a knight, lurking in the shadows as a rogue, or using the bard’s charm to persuade people to your cause. You will dive deep into a sweeping, epic, nonlinear story from Daniel Vávra, an award-winning designer from the Mafiaseries,” reads the game’s Kickstarter page.
When I was making my personal Top 25 most anticipated games of the year list — I kept Kingdom Come Deliverance off it. Not because I’m not excited for it — it’s one of my most anticipated announced games — but because I knew it wasn’t launching in 2016. From everything I’ve seen with this game — it appears Warhorse has something special on their hands, and therefore I’m content seeing them taking their time with it.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.