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Game News Kingdom Come: Deliverance gets more trailers, now available for preorder on GOG

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Kingdom Come: Deliverance; Warhorse Studios

    Warhorse Studios' medieval Czech action-RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance comes out in less than two weeks. Over the past few months, Warhorse have released a succession of increasingly impressive trailers and gameplay videos on their YouTube channel. The game is now available for preorder on GOG, which is a good excuse to post the latest of these. It's a story trailer called "A Blacksmith's Tale", referring to the young protagonist Henry, though it's also about the politics of early 15th century Bohemia. The trailer includes a decent look at the game's combat, and also at its Dan Vavra self-insert character. Check it out:


    It should be noted that although Kingdom Come is now available for preorder on GOG, it's not coming out there until February 27th, giving Steam two weeks of exclusivity. Some sort of publisher shenanigan or piracy paranoia, no doubt.
     
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    Games from Steam get pirated within 1 day...
     
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    They should make a challenge. The faster you manage to pirate it the sooner the game will be released on GOG.
     
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    Does Steam allow denuvo?
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Of course.

    Steam is not DRM (there are many DRM-free games on Steam, which you just run from their exe files after downloading). Valve offers its own DRM solution (which is pretty weak AFAIK) within Steamworks pack, but it is not mandatory for every game.
     
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  8. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    Why this talk about DRM ? There is going to be a GOG version.
     
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    wow, swearing in the opening scene

    how mature

    :roll:
     
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  10. Pretty Liturgist Patron

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    Gamers need to understand this!
     
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  11. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    I'm not making a normative statement about whether Steam is "really" DRM. I'm telling you that what's being referred to as "DRM" here as compared with GOG's DRM-free version appears to be Steam itself, or maybe Steamworks or whatever. If you want to say that both versions are DRM-free then feel free.
     
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  12. Leitz Learned

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    (Kingdom) Come on all these trailers show the same boring shit. I don't understand your hype.
     
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    I have no clue whether Steam version of KCD will be DRM-free, they might be using Steamworks for all I know, but that DRM is very ineffective and would not justify a 2-week delay with piracy concerns in mind (Denuvo would), which makes me even more curious on why the delay exists in the first place.

    On the other hand, GOG launch is kind of a surprise, since they never promised a DRM-free version of the game. Hopefully it's not one of those lesser GOG versions, when the developer stops supporting it after a while.
     
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    But fitting for the time and location.
     
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  15. Smejki Warhorse Studios Developer

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    No Denuvo
     
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  16. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Eight years in the making!
     
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  17. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Yeah. Too bad for the delay, as you said it won't change a thing in terms of piracy (the Steam version is gonna be cracked 30 minutes after the launch) and instead of people celebrating the DRM bersion they'll bitch about the delay. A missed potential.
     
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    The real delay will be waiting for it to hit a Humble Bundle.
     
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  19. darkpatriot Arcane

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    No, requiring steam is still a form of DRM. Even if a game doesn't have the more involved DRM valve offers and you don't have to run steam to play it. Requiring steam (a third party app unnecessary to the functioning of the game) to install and receive updates is a method to manage your rights to digital content.

    Steamtards always say, "but steam isn't really DRM!" Yes it is. Face reality.

    DRM free means DRM free. Not lightweight DRM. Not partial DRM. Not limited DRM. It means no DRM.
     
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  20. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Kids today.

    In my time, 10 years ago, people were butthurt about DRM because it was invasive and often prevented to you to play a legally obtained game.

    Today people complain about shit like Steam or Denuvo as if they are some terrible burdens. Sometimes I feel like a war veteran who witnessed massacres and mass rapes hearing kids shouting that catcalling is sexual assault.
     
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  21. darkpatriot Arcane

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    I don't mind DRM as long as it is non-intrusive, although I prefer DRM free. Running a third party App (Steam) is incredibly intrusive. Requiring a constant internet connection is incredibly intrusive and often creates privacy concerns as every game that requires a constant internet connection collects some form of data.

    A bit off topic but my main issue with steam is the games as a service business model. I love the move to digital downloads since I don't have to keep collections of CDs or DVDs anymore, but the games as a service business model chips away at consumer rights (which were always a bit sketchy in the games industry anyway with ever expansive EULAs) and steam is the poster boy of games as a service and has also done more to popularize it than any other company.
     
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  22. TheSentinel Magister

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    Requiring you to log in to GOG to install a game and receive updates is also method to manage your rights to digital content.
    At least until you can show me a way to grab the installers AND game updates without logging in to gog, legally.
     
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  23. yyuse Literate

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    there's also the fact that they are the undisputed monopoly

    which is good for convenience, but kinda shit for a better service. i mean, yeah, gog is going along well enough and is an option for many games, but its kind of fucked up that steam only adopted a refund policy once the european union started biting their coat tails which is concerning.

    for me at least, i find booting up steam really fucking annoying

    even more so if you have steamguard enabled (if you're a trader or some shit you need this)

    slow ass process. very unpleasant

    bad argument

    point of gog is that once you have those things you do NOT need gog to continue.
    point of steam is that you STILL NEED those things to continue

    playing the games, that is.
     
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    Requiring you to purchase the game before they provide you a link to download the game files would not be considered DRM by any standard that anyone actually uses when using the term.

    Assuming the patches were not released via other channels your statement could be true, although still a much lighter weight DRM than steam which requires installing a third party app to do the same thing. I don't know how common it is for patches to only be available locked behind an account at a digital download site when game otherwise has no DRM in this current day and age. As long as it was available via distribution channels not run by the publisher/developer or business affiliates that would be good enough to avoid that. As long as they didn't try and prevent the distribution of updates through non-official channels.
     
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    Bohemia is Austrian clay. Hopefully there's an option to become vassals to the Emperor.
     
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