While Kingdom Come: Deliverance isn't officially out until tomorrow, some PS4 players on Resetera have already got their hands on disc copies of the game, and report that inserting the disc triggers the downloading of a 23GB patch.
The patch, which is available now on all systems and in all regions, does the following:
- Addition of multiple new events to the open world
- Massive improvement in dialogue animations
- Gaining money and experience is rebalanced
- Weapon and armour stats are rebalanced
- General combat improvements
- Improved NPC reaction time
- Sound propagation adjusted
- Archery is now possible in stealth mode
- Improved Persuasion UI
- Plus numerous other bug fixes and improvements
Will Powers, senior marketing and PR manager for Deep Silver, confirmed the existence of the patch, stating that it was the result of six weeks of updates after the game had gone gold.
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 being 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.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance releases tomorrow on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.