Huge Kingdom Come Deliverance Day One Patch Explained By Devs
Recently we reported about the huge day one patch coming out for Kingdom Come Deliverance, now we have some reasoning for its larger than normal size. For one, it brings tons of improvements to the game that didn’t make it on the original release of the title. Some of the improvements being released include rebalancing of money, experience, weapons, and armor stats. After hearing the details on the patch, it does make sense on the reasoning behind the huge update. That didn’t stop some fans from half-joking that this was really the download of the game and not to correct any issues. Looking at the the latest trailer below, it’s not hard to see why the game would include such massive update files. It’s also important to keep in mind that this is a smaller studio, they have a lot riding on an impactful launch:
Will Powers, who is the senior manager for marketing and PR at the games publisher Deep Silver, provided the reasoning behind the large volume of the day one patch in a RestEra post. He started out by quoting Martin Klima, who is the executive producer at developer Warhorse Studios:
“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!”
Powers then went on to share his own message on the day one patch:
“So, let me stop the rumor mill dead in its tracks before everyone continues jumping to conclusions. The way that I’ve been told that the engine works, is it takes the entire game and separates the PKG or ISO into 2GB archives. If during a patch you so much as alter a 1KB text file within any of these 2GB archives, then you need to reupload the ENTIRE 2GB portion. That beings said, this is a major patch that improves overarching mechanics throughout the game, so it touches almost all of these 2GB archives in the entire game build. Essentially you are having to redownload the game to replace the existing files. It shouldn’t stack them and inflate on your harddrive, but rather replace the previously downloaded build files.”
The day one patch may still take some players a while to download regardless of what’s included, but it’ll be available when Kingdom Come: Deliverance releases on Feb. 13.
What do you think about the reasoning behind the large size of the day one patch for Kingdom Come Deliverance? What are you most excited to see in the title? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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