It has been reported that Kingdom Come: Deliverance has reached the milestone of selling over one million copies since its release on February 13th. According to Warhorse Studios CEO, Martin Frývaldský, the milestone stems from accounting for sales and distribution across all platforms, including Windows 10 PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance remained at the top of the sales list in the days following its release, specifically on Steam, maintaining the number one spot despite the Steam Lunar New Year Sale occurring at the same time. This is equally impressive as Kingdom Come: Deliverance was one of the only full-priced games on the list at that time as well.
Prior to its release, the highly anticipated action-adventure RPG was lauded for its expansive world, allowing players to play the game however they saw fit as they explore the world of fifteenth-century Bohemia. The launch of the game saw technical and bug-related issues, creating the need for multiple large patches to be released by the Czech Republic-based studio. Fortunately, the team at Warhorse has been transparent about the desire to have released a more polished game at launch, while also being open to community feedback during this time, providing updates and information related to the release of upcoming patches.
Overall reviews of the game have remained high, despite the early technical issues, as it maintains a historical appreciation in its portrayal of fifteenth-century Europe. It does so by keeping players engaged through the story-driven plot and side quests, as well as more mundane day-to-day tasks that came along with medieval life.
It is an all-too-common occurrence for games to require patches and updates immediately following its release. This is especially true for expansive games as massive as Kingdom Come: Deliverance. While gamers put up with these technical headaches, the successful titles are the ones with studios that remain engaged with the community and continue to deliver on their promises. A good example of this is Rockstar Games, who have certainly delivered a successful title in Grand Theft Auto V. Specifically, the studio made good on its promise to gamers with its online content by providing in-game cash and item incentives, in direct response to the headaches that the game encountered at launch. The team at Warhorse Studios seems to be dedicated to ensuring that Kingdom Come: Deliverance becomes the impressive game that it was anticipated to be, which is only good news for gamers.