As a big fan of Mafia and Mafia II, I was excited to see the earliest looks at the next game from some of the talents behind those games and their Warhorse Studios. This excitement was boosted a bit by the epic cinematic teaser for the game, titled Kingdom Come: Deliverance, released recently.
Now a full trailer for the game has been released, complete with plenty of gameplay footage, and it’s looking incredible so far…helped along by plenty of new details about what you can expect from this massive open-world RPG. You can learn more and watch the trailer below!
As is the case with many games these days, funding is not easy to come by. Even with over $1 million already put into Kingdom Come, this is a big game and more funding was needed. Taking the game to various potential publishers delivered plenty of compliments on their work, but the consensus among most was apparently that there was no market for these games anymore, that free-to-play MMOs were the future.
This is news to I, as I’d rather drop $60 on a game like this over some free-to-play MMO any day of the week. Can those games be fun? Sure. Are they more appealing than exploring giant open worlds like this by myself and at my own pace? Not at all. I’m sure many gamers would agree.
But that’s what the folks at Warhorse were told, and so they turned to the obvious solution: Kickstarter. But they weren’t looking for fans to fully fund the rest of the way for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Instead, whoever it is that has already put in over $1 million agreed to continue funding as necessary so long as it could be proven that there was a market for the game. And so a goal was set at £300,000 and went live just yesterday.
To be perfectly honest, this post was originally planned as a Kickstarter Spotlight to help make people aware of the game and hopefully convince some to chip in and ensure the game gets made. That ended up not being necessary. As of this very moment, their Kickstarter campaign has already reached £311,000 and counting, with 27 days to go. The more they make the better—and you can still help out if you wish to; this could be a chance to be part of something special—but things are clearly going very well for them early.
In the video below, you’ll first see the new gameplay trailer, which is awesome. After that it kicks into a second video explaining the project and why they had to turn to Kickstarter which also has footage from the game mixed in.
The only things that make me very nervous about this game that’s now high on my most anticipated list, is that 1) it’s not yet confirmed for next-gen consoles (though they do plan to get there eventually), and 2) the game is being released in three acts. Act II will be released around eight or nine months after Act I, and Act III will be released eight or nine months after that. I’m not a fan of fragmented games, so dealing with it or waiting in hopes of one full game being released two or three years from now is a little depressing to think about. We can only wait and see how it goes.