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Mafia designer's crowd-funded RPG coming to PS4, Xbox One

Kingdom Come: Deliverance gets the nod from platform holders

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the crowd-funded open-world RPG from the designer of Mafia, will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game's Kickstarter project still has more than two days to go, but it has already smashed its $300,000 target with nearly $850,000 raised at the time of writing.

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It promises to mix "the freedom and mechanics of Skyrim, the setting of Mount and Blade, the storytelling styles of The Witcher and Red Dead Redemption, and the tough combat dynamics of Dark Souls".

Now an update on its Kickstarter page confirms it will be coming to next-gen consoles as well as PC.

"In the last console generation, it just wasn't possible to have a game on console without an official publisher," the update read.

"In this generation it's going to be different though. We had lot of discussion with both Microsoft and Sony in the past weeks and we are happy to announce that the game concept of Kingdom Come: Deliverance was approved by both Sony and Microsoft for the next gen platforms (PS4 and Xbox One).

"Both companies are very eager to work with independent developers now and were really helpful in speeding up the whole process. We were provided with devkits and will get cracking on the console version right away."

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance will focus on medieval realism over common fantasy tropes like mythical beasts, magic, and non-human races. It will allow players to explore the world, fight on horseback or on foot, and wield weapons crafted through mini-games.

Backers must pledge a minimum of £15 (about $25) to get access the game's first act, estimated for release in December 2015. Warhorse anticipates it will take nine months each to develop the second and third acts afterwards.

If the game reaches $1 million of pledges before the Kickstarter ends, a dog companion will be added.

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