Day one patches are something that the community hates, especially for those who have slow internet connections because gamers expect a game to be finished when it launches (and rightly so). Unfortunately, development doesn’t always go according to plan, which generally warrants these day one patches.
Martin Klima, Executive Producer at Warhorse explained this to fans, stating that they had to finalise a release version before the actual launch date. And instead of using the window before the release version and the launch date as a space for rest or to develop DLC, Warhorse used it to better the game at launch.
“Four years after our Kickstarter campaign, our game is set to be released tomorrow. The task was really big and our team although still quite small and we always wanted to deliver, to create the game we wanted and we believed you wanted. Before talking about some background, all of us at Warhorse would like to thank our community, the backers and friends who helped us to bring this dream to life by giving us the chance to develop what we believe is a unique RPG experience! 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!”
Kingdom Come: Deliverance releases on February 13th for PS, Xbox One, and PC. Make sure to stick around as we will release our impressions of the game once it drops to help you decide whether to pick it up or wait till it’s on sale.