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Developer Warhorse Studios has finally shed light on its decision to roll out an eye-wincing 23GB day one patch for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. For those who missed it, the update effectively doubles the game’s install size, and comes equipped with a boatload of fixes.
Speaking on Resetera, Warhorse’s Martin Klima first started off by thanking fans for their support in getting the game Kickstarted (yes, it’s really been four years), before broaching the subject of the meaty update, which brings the medieval RPG to version 1.01 on launch day.
‘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,’ explained Klima.
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‘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!’
So there you have it. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is due out on PS4, PC, and Xbox One tomorrow, so get hyped by watching an action-packed trailer.