Czech developer Warhorse Studios had a very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, raising £1.1 million for its open world role-playing game (RPG) named Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Initially the title didn’t feature virtual reality (VR) but the developer teased its possibility after purchasing an Oculus Rift development kit earlier this year. Now in a recent interview the studio has said VR support will be coming.
Published this week by Eurogamer, the site interviewed Daniel Vavra at Gamescom last month and asked about the VR possibilites, as the studio had an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and were developing the videogame with CryEngine which supports VR. Vavra said: “We are going to support it. What I don’t know yet is how much work it’s going to be or if it’s even possible to avoid the motion sickness with the type of game we are making. With, for example, horse riding in first-person, it could cause motion sickness now even without the VR!”
So while it does seem that VR is a definite possibility for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, it won’t be any time soon. The PC and Mac release date is still scheduled for summer 2016, with a console due shortly afterwards. “Let’s say [PC/Mac] should be August or something: consoles are going to be, I don’t know, September, for example – not like half-a-year after it. As soon as possible,” Vavra said.
VRFocus will continue to follow all the latest news and announcements from Warhorse Studios on Kingdom Come: Deliverance and its VR support.