Is there a Kingdom Come Deliverance PS5 upgrade?

kingdom come deliverance ps5 upgrade

With the recent announcement of a sequel, RPG fans are no doubt wondering if there is a Kingdom Come Deliverance PS5 upgrade available. Since Sony launched its latest console, there has been a raft of older games from the PS4 library to receive free patches, boosting their performance – just take a look at the recent Fallout 4 PS5 upgrade.

At the time of writing we can confirm that there is no PS5 upgrade for Kingdom Come Deliverance. It was wishful thinking, but we had half hoped that Czech developer, Warhorse Studios, would announce a PS5 version of its original medieval RPG ahead of the 2024 release date of Kingdom Come Deliverance 2. Those plans may change in future but for now PlayStation gamers will have to make do with the standard PS4 version.

Sitting on an Opencritic rating of 72, KCD has a loyal following though it doesn’t rank among top flight action RPGs such as Skyrim or The Witcher III. In our own review, it took quite a beating – mainly due to glitches and performance issues – which resulted in a disappointing score of 4/10. Needless to say, since launch the open-world game has received numerous updates as well as DLC expansions, yet no coveted PS5 upgrade sadly.

The announcement of Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 didn’t come as too much of a surprise. After the runaway Kickstarter campaign for the original game, and Warhorse’s partnering with publisher Deep Silver, a sequel seemed like a certainty. KCD even got a release on Nintendo Switch this year, following in the footsteps of the aforementioned Skyrim and The Witcher III.

So what can fans expect? This is a direct sequel and one that picks up where we left off with Henry of Skalitz still looking to avenge the deaths of his family and the destruction of his hometown. There will be other familiar faces, including Sir Hans, who will accompany Henry as ventures through 1400s Bohemia, embroiled within military campaigns and political scheming of warring kings.

Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 is said to be twice as big as its predecessor with two vast maps to explore, covering the Bohemian Paradise and places such as Trosky Castle and Kuttenberg. With over 200 developers working on the project, Warhorse have stated that its sequel will be friendly for newcomers, with improvements to core systems such as the previously convoluted combat.

It will be interesting to see how the studio strives for playability while also maintaining the level of historic authenticity they strove for with KCD. If you’ve yet to play it, the game is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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