Warhorse Studios is breaking the mold of the video game industry in a number of ways. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a melee action game set in a real-life setting instead of fantasy, and it’s also proving that single-player, story-based games still have a place in the living room. But on top of that, they also seem to be poised to prove that a game can release as a full package without a problem.
According to the sleuthing work of DSOG, Warhorse studios has commented on a number of back-end questions from fans on various platforms. The first of which was a question about Denuvo and their notorious anti-tamper software that tends to cause more trouble than it prevents. Apparently, Kingdom Come: Deliverance will not partake in the software so prevalently used in the industry.
Another thing Warhorse has commented on is DLC. While DLC has come a long way since its days of squeezing every penny out of consumers, there are still occasional examples of DLC that should have just been part of the main game. We’ve now graduated to the days of Season Passes, where gamers fork over extra money at launch for yet-to-be-announced DLC promised in the future.
This debate apparently won’t be happening within Warhorse studios, as Kingdom Come: Deliverance has no plan to launch with a Season Pass according to Warhorse Studios’ Twitter confirmed.
@WarhorseStudios Hi guys! Are there any plans dlc for example :armor or something like that, is the season pass plagued for this masterpiece?
— Vermando (@VermandoLestat) January 20, 2018
The last bit of information extracted from the studio is about microtransactions. A fan asked about their place in Kingdom Come: Deliverance to which the studio plainly stated that there are no microtransactions in the game at all.
There are no microtransactions in #KingdomComeDeliverance
— Warhorse Studios (@WarhorseStudios) December 10, 2017
The microtransaction/DLC debate is one worth having, especially as the price of developing single-player games rises, but it’s refreshing to see a game of such high-quality swimming against the current on the topics.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance will release on February 13, 2018. It recently received a new story trailer.