The beta for Warhorse Studios’ realistic medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance is now live.
Warhorse revealed what improvements the beta has over the alpha:
- An introduction to Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s story
- A sprawling open world, significantly larger than in the alpha
- New villages, castles, and forests
- Character customization
- Fully-fledged non-linear quests with multiple solutions
- One historically important battle
- New interactions with NPCs
- New dynamic weather
- Expanded stealth system, with visibility, takedown, poison, sabotage, and disguise elements
- Crime and lockpicking systems
- Expanded weapon choices including short and long swords, shields, axes and maces.
- New sword techniques
- New motion-captured cut-scenes
The trailer also places the game in a specific time and place; Bohemia in 1403. The narrator also makes reference to Wenceslaus IV. Also known as Vaclav IV, Wenceslaus was ruler of the kingdom of Bohemia. However, in the historical events before the year 1403, he had been deposed, leaving his kingdom in disarray as others sought to take the kingdom for themselves. One of Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s backers shared a substantial overview on the background of the Bohemian kingdom. You can read it here.
Warhorse studios stated that the official release could be delayed. Whether it will be releasing sooner or later is dependent on negotiations between them and potential publishers. Warhorse has also yet to reveal a timetable for when they will be publishing the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is planned for released this summer, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We recently featured it in our top 15 best RPGs list for this year. You can watch the announce trailer for the beta below.