Due to a confusing and opaque updating process, Xbox One players are still trying to figure out how their version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance compares to the one on PS4 and PC. Mixed messages from developer Warhorse Studios don't seem to be helping.
The newly released game made waves earlier this week due to an over 20GB day one patch scheduled to download when the game launched on February 14. PC and PS4 owners got the patch on day one, while Xbox One owners claimed it never arrived, despite a statement from the development team that all of the patches had gone out.
"We are aware of the bugs that could happen and working hard on fixing them," said Rick, Kingdom Come's US Community Manager, on Reddit. "Steam has the latest patch already, console owners will get this patch (1.0.3 for PS4, 18.104.22.168 Xbox) ASAP." He added that the next patch to continue fixing issues would arrive within a couple weeks.
Xbox One players reported checking their current version of the game and finding it to be 22.214.171.124, implying the day one patch had not yet gone through.
Rick later explained that discrepancies between version numbers were simply due to them being labelled differently depending on the territory they were for. "The version numbers can seem confusing, but they can be different based on location," he said in a later comment. "All platforms have the day 1 patch."
Hello, we wanted to apologzie about this strong response. We get tons of requests recently & it is hard to keep up with everybody. To provide better service, we recently grew our PR team to handle the influx. Some people are new & cracking under the preassure. We are deeply Sorry pic.twitter.com/JGYN5OpBep
— Warhorse Studios (@WarhorseStudios) February 15, 2018
Many players remained unconvinced, however, or at the very least confused. They believe some features in Kingdom Come are available on PS4 and PC currently but not Xbox One, like the ability to draw a bow while in stealth mode, i.e. crouching.
Unfortunately, without easy to locate patch notes for each platform to make any differences explicit it's hard to tell if these features were part of the day one patch or another patch, further confusing the status of the Xbox version.
In response to questions on Twitter, Xbox Support referred people back to a recent developer tweet that does little to clear things up. Kotaku has reached out to Warhorse Studios for more clarification.
Currently, the issue appears to be that while both consoles did get their promised day one patch, features like being able to use a bow and arrow while crouching still aren't working for some Xbox One players.
Daniel Vávra, the game's creative director, said today on Twitter that while a version 1.0.3 had already passed certification and been distributed to PS4, a week one update for the Xbox One version of the game is "still in progress."
On PC, the game remains plagued with bugs as well as some more fundamental gameplay issues. But at least updates seem to be rolling out there the quickest.