Warhorse Studios, the Czech studio formed by various industry veterans including members of the Mafia II and Arma teams, have announced the historical RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
Set in the Holy Roman Empire of the late middle ages, Kingdom Come will feature Cryengine 3-powered first-person combat and detailed historical environments, as well as a non-linear story that will adapt according to player choices.
The official press release gives some tantalising details about the upcoming title:
"As players traverse expansive, strikingly detailed locales, they'll grapple with a range of period- accurate fighting techniques, horseback combat, open-field sieges, and large-scale battles, all while developing relationships and a reputation that will inform the greater story. Kingdom Come: Deliverance promises no magic, high fantasy or mythical overtones - it draws its inspiration instead from historically authentic characters, themes, and warfare."
It's strange that so few developers have tried creating a historical non-fantasy RPG, as there’s plenty of fascinating periods of history to visit. If Warhorse can capture the brutality and strife of the setting, Kingdom Come might be something special.
There's currently a countdown on thethat promises more info in 33 days.