Kickstarter game Kingdom Come: Deliverance MS-approved for Xbox One
Sony and Microsoft have approved Warhorse Studios’ open-world medieval role-playing game, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, for release on the respective next-gen platforms, according to an update on the project’s Kickstarter page.
Kingdom Come was announced for PC and next-gen consoles last December. While Warhorse was confident about its ability to release the game on Xbox One and PS4, it was unsure about self-publishing and distribution on the platforms.
"In the last console generation, it just wasn’t possible to have a game on console without an official publisher," the update reads. "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)."
While the studio believes it can digitally self-publish the game on the consoles, it may have to coordinate with another company for retail publishing. Already receiving dev kits, shown below, development of Kingdom Come is underway on the next-gen hardware.
Earlier this month, the developer revealed that visual in-game fencing lessons will be introduced at the £800,000 stretch goal. A tournament mode allowing players to face off against opponents will be added at the £900,000 level. The developer also outlined the game’s horses, who players will be able to summon with a whistle and can carry their own inventory system.
The developer launched a Kingdom Come: Deliverance Kickstarter campaign last month with a £300,000 goal. The campaign concludes Feb. 20, with the total amount raised at the time of writing sitting at £834,84.