If you’re planning on buying Kingdom Come: Deliverance for PS4 or PC, we hope your bandwidth limits are generous. A story has been making the rounds that the PS4 version of the game requires a day one patch that is a massive 24 GB to download.
A thread on Resetera prompted Martin Klima, Executive Producer at Warhorse, to respond to the issue, confirming that the patch is indeed that big and tried to explain why:
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!
You can read the rest of the thread here.
We reached out to publisher Deep Silver for comment. We will update this article accordingly if we receive a statement.
For more on Kingdom Come: Deliverance, check out our preview of the game here.
Yikes. 23 gigs is nothing to gawk at, especially if you happen to live in a rural area with poor internet or strict bandwidth constraints.