Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4/Xbox One)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action role-playing game developed by Warhorse Studios and released for the PC, PS4 and the Xbox One. The game's main selling point is a heavy focus on realism and historical accuracy, specifically in late medieval Bohemia.
While the game itself is pretty good and is decently optimized on PC, the console versions of the game were all but broken at launch, coming close to being unplayable.
Why It Sucks
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS STRICTLY ABOUT THE POOR PERFORMANCE OF THE PS4/XBOX ONE PORT OF THIS GAME
- Loading times are ridiculously long, especially the two initial loading screens. This can lead to waiting over five minutes just to get into the game.
- The resolution is set to 900p on both PS4 and Xbox One.
- Ridiculous amount of bugs, including stretched out models and clipping.
- Stuttering and large framerate drops.
- Sometimes, talking to an NPC may cause the game to load indefinitely. This is especially frustrating considering how the game does not save often.
- The issues above combined with the fact that neither console has a way to be modded so you can have the ability to save the game at any time turn it into a game of trying your luck and hoping it doesn't freeze when doing anything that involves bringing up a load screen.
- Lockpicking controls are even worse on controller than on mouse and keyboard.
- Ridiculous pop-in.
- Textures often refuse to load properly.
- Audio often cuts out or doesn't play.
- Henry (the protagonist) turns his head way slower than he does on PC.
- After closing a menu, you can't move forward for a few seconds, as if an invisible wall is blocking your path.
- Horse controls are bad.
- It is very obvious the console versions of this game were barely playtested, as it feels more like an alpha build of the game, which is ridiculous for something being sold at full price.
- Framerate while fast travelling is disgustingly low for no apparent reason.
- After pickpocketing, the pickpocket timer sound can keep playing even after you're done pickpocketing. It requires you restarting the game or pickpocketing someone again in order to stop it. It's EXTREMELY annoying.
- Playing on a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X helps lessen some of the issues above, such as framerate, resolution, and loading times. Though, of course, that's only if you own those consoles, which are really expensive.
- Luckily, a lot of the issues above were corrected with patch 1.04. The game is now in a playable state. Thank you, Warhorse Studios!