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Kingdom Come: Deliverance gets shown off on the Steam Deck

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Warhorse Studios gave us a pretty good look at Kingdom Come: Deliverance running on the Steam Deck handheld in a recent video on YouTube.

"Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents' death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices."

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Sadly, this is a game that was supposed to offer up native Linux support years ago as a result of the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. When the release was coming up, the developer cancelled both Linux and macOS support for launch and then just never ported it. A huge shame but at least with Steam Play Proton around there is another option to play Windows versions on Linux through Steam.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is available on Humble Store and Steam.

ICYMI: check out some things we learned about the Steam Deck recently.

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Again, sorry for being a broken record, but devs just do not realize the amount of heavy lifting done for them by Valve/partners/community and probably don't appreciate it nearly enough.
CatKiller 17 Nov
  • developer promises Mac & Linux support

  • developer breaks promise, demonstrating that they can't be trusted

  • developer promises Steam Deck support

  • ...
fearnflavio 17 Nov
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Quoting: rustybroomhandleAgain, sorry for being a broken record, but devs just do not realize the amount of heavy lifting done for them by Valve/partners/community and probably don't appreciate it nearly enough.

Yes, totally true.
Still, even though is an unpopular opinion, let's also do not forget that Steam deck is a product that Valve is selling to get profit. Also, they get 30% for every game sold under Steam from any dev. So it's just business, not because they 'love' Linux. They need profit and Linux is the way to go.
Same with Android. Google 'loves' Linux, uses it everywhere, but because they can have their own platform based on it. Every company in the world wants the same.
Quoting: fearnflavio
Quoting: rustybroomhandleAgain, sorry for being a broken record, but devs just do not realize the amount of heavy lifting done for them by Valve/partners/community and probably don't appreciate it nearly enough.

Yes, totally true.
Still, even though is an unpopular opinion, let's also do not forget that Steam deck is a product that Valve is selling to get profit. Also, they get 30% for every game sold under Steam from any dev. So it's just business, not because they 'love' Linux. They need profit and Linux is the way to go.
Same with Android. Google 'loves' Linux, uses it everywhere, but because they can have their own platform based on it. Every company in the world wants the same.

Oh, absolutely. Not disputing that one bit. At least they are pretty good about keeping their efforts open source and not also not creating locked down systems.

A lot of developers reeeally hate that 30% though and are convinced they get nothing in return for it.
mahagr 17 Nov
Kingdom Come works very well in Linux, I get 4K (FSR Ultra) / ~60 FPS with almost everything maxed out using RTX 3070 Ti.

Unfortunately, in many cases even if the game had native Linux support you're just better off using Windows version of the game because of the Linux version lacks many features, either because they were never ported to Linux or the game was never updated to the latest version in Linux.
Leopard 17 Nov
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: fearnflavio
Quoting: rustybroomhandleAgain, sorry for being a broken record, but devs just do not realize the amount of heavy lifting done for them by Valve/partners/community and probably don't appreciate it nearly enough.

Yes, totally true.
Still, even though is an unpopular opinion, let's also do not forget that Steam deck is a product that Valve is selling to get profit. Also, they get 30% for every game sold under Steam from any dev. So it's just business, not because they 'love' Linux. They need profit and Linux is the way to go.
Same with Android. Google 'loves' Linux, uses it everywhere, but because they can have their own platform based on it. Every company in the world wants the same.

Oh, absolutely. Not disputing that one bit. At least they are pretty good about keeping their efforts open source and not also not creating locked down systems.

A lot of developers reeeally hate that 30% though and are convinced they get nothing in return for it.

https://twitter.com/RaveofRavendale/status/1459196810820476940?t=7dg_O7WKiFz8A0rJtS51uA&s=19

Eh, no.

Context:

Developer of Descenders published a new game called Lets Build A Zoo.

He shares sales numbers etc and says game made 500K $ profit within the first week.

Then some user asks how much of those sales were split between Epic Games Store and Steam, answer is: %1 was on Epic.

And then he talks about how maintaining a build on non-Steam stores actually turns into a chore due to this and just because of that they stopped publishing on stores like GOG.

So what Steam gives to developers ( especially for indies ) is visibility and actual sales.

Only AAA titles are immune to this because their IP's are already well known so people won't care about which store is needed for that and just buy it.

With Steam Deck involvement that %30 cut becomes even more justified because they maintain an entire platform ther.


Last edited by Leopard on 17 November 2021 at 1:28 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 17 Nov
Quoting: LeopardThen some user asks how much of those sales were split between Epic Games Store and Steam, answer is: %1 was on Steam.
Wrong. 1% was on the Epic Store, not Steam. You messed up your stores there a bit ;)
kaiman 17 Nov
Quoting: mahagrKingdom Come works very well in Linux, I get 4K (FSR Ultra) / ~60 FPS with almost everything maxed out using RTX 3070 Ti.
Yeah, no doubt it'll run just fine on the Steam Deck. With Wine + DXVK I got 30 FPS on my GTX 950 on medium settings, and it still looked fantastic. Wondering about the controls, though ... I felt it was a game better played with keyboard and mouse. And that's perhaps a general concern ... it's one thing if games run without effort from the developer's side, but perhaps a bit of effort should be spent at least in optimizing the control scheme for the Deck.
Brisse 17 Nov
Tried to get into this game twice, once back when it was fairly new, and once more recently. It does manage to draw me in initially, but when half way into the story I always loose interest. It just becomes boring, frustrating and some of the writing is frankly just cringe, and not to mention it's still full of frustrating sometimes game-breaking bugs.
Alm888 17 Nov
Quoting: CatKiller
  • developer promises Mac & Linux support

  • developer breaks promise, demonstrating that they can't be trusted

  • developer promises Steam Deck support

  • ...
  • Linux users happily buy developer's Windows-exclusive product




Love it or hate it, such a world we are living in. Linux is irrelevant. This story will (I suppose) prove this developer's initial assertion of the market was spot-on. It is better to ignore Linux completely -- less hassle that way and no real monetary loss.


Last edited by Alm888 on 17 November 2021 at 12:57 pm UTC
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