Kingdom Come: Deliverance officially launches on Tuesday and the trailer has gamers excited for the open-world RPG, but they should also be aware of a large 20GB day one patch.
While the game hasn’t officially launched, gamers were still able to get their hands on it.
Deep Silver’s Will Powers, the game’s publisher, has since commented about the patch.
“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,” Powers said, via ResetEra. “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 hard drive, but rather replace the previously downloaded build files.”
While discussing the matter, Powers also shared a statement from Warhorse’s executive producer, Martin Kilma, who went into further detail about the the excessive size of the patch.
“Four years after our Kickstarter campaign, our game is set to be released tomorrow,” Powers wrote on Kilma’s behalf. “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 one patch is downloading. Trust me, it will deliver the awesome experience you deserve.”
While the patch is quite large it likely won’t do anything to dismay gamers from getting their hands on this highly anticipated title on February 13th.