Warhorse’s first effort, Kingdom Come Deliverance, has already sold over one million copies across all platforms. About half of that is just Steam sales. These are pretty great numbers for an indie game. We’ll have to wait and see how far Kingdom Come Deliverance can go from here.
Kingdom Come Deliverance is truly surpassing all expectations. According to Czech website Lupa and the game’s executive director Martin Fryvaldsky (via Game Rant), the RPG / simulation set in the medieval Czech kingdom of Bohemia has sold over one million copies across all platforms. Now, Kingdom Come Deliverance came out a little over a week ago. One million copies sold in a week is a pretty impressive number for a crowdfunded indie game. True, the exact sales numbers haven’t yet been revealed officialy, so take this one million with a grain of salt.
That being said, I don’t doubt these sales figures at all. According to SteamSpy, close to half a million people own Kingdom Come Deliverance on Steam alone. The peak number of concurrent players stands at about 60.000, with 440.000 players in the last two weeks. Again, that’s just Steam. These are some pretty great numbers, I’d say. Plus, this is despite the slightly meh reviews from critics and the wide plethora of game-breaking glitches that may or may not happen to you.
Of course, user reviews are noticeably more positive than those of critics. It’s clear that Kingdom Come Deliverance, despite all its very rough edges, makes a niche audience very happy. Clearly, they were very thirsty for a medieval RPG with so many elements of realism, and Warhorse Studio swooped in to fill that gap. For more information on the game, check out our other Kingdom Come Deliverance articles, including Best Horse – Where to Buy Mounts and King’s Silver – Where to find Mine Gallery.