Visually-impressive CryEngine open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance has the support of Sony and Microsoft and will be released on PS4 and Xbox One, developer Warhorse Studios has announced.
"We originally announced our game for PC and next gen console," explained a Kickstarter blog. "While we never doubted our technical ability to do it, we were not sure about the actual publishing and distribution. In the last console generation, it just wasn’t possible to have a game on console without an official publisher.
"In this generation it's going to be different though. We had lot of discussion with both Microsoft and Sony in the past weeks and we are happy to announce that the game concept of Kingdom Come: Deliverance was approved by both Sony and Microsoft for the next gen platform (PS4 and Xbox One).
"Both companies are very eager to work with independent developers now and were really helpful in speeding up the whole process. We were provided with devkits and will get cracking on the console version right away."
Warhorse added that they will be able to self publish the digital versions of the game, but may have to partner with a publisher in order to bring the game to retail.
Any digital tier backer will receive the platform of their choice, but the developer is currently unable to confirm if it will be able to distribute retail console versions to retail tier backers.
Kingdom Come sees a humble young blacksmith lose everything to war. As he tries to fulfil the dying wish of his father, he's dragged into a conspiracy to save a kidnapped king and stop a bloody conflict.
Players 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.
With 58 hours of funding remaining the Kickstarter campaign has raised over £850,000.