IN A NUTSHELL:
- One of the sources of inspiration for their work on Kingdom Come: Deliverance was Andrzej Sapkowski's prose - above all the Hussite trilogy;
- According to Daniel Vavra, Sapkowski did a great job describing the Hussite wars;
- The works of CD Projekt RED were also closely examined.
During gamescom 2019 in Cologne, the editor of gamepressure interviewed Tobias Stolz-Zwilling from Warhorse Studios. One of the topics during the conversation was of the devs' main sources of inspiration for their work on Kingdom Come: Deliverance. It turns out that the works of Andrzej Sapkowski - especially the so-called Hussite trilogy (Narrenturm, Warriors of God and Lux perpetua) - have been closely examined.
"Dan Vavra claims that no one described the Hussite wars better than Sapkowski, even though he added some fantastic elements - he perfectly conveyed the atmosphere, places, standards of living. It certainly influenced the final picture of the game," said Tobias Stolz-Zwilling.
Geralt of Rivia's adventures were also a source of inspiration. The co-founder of the studio, Daniel Vávra, is a big fan of CDPR's The Witcher . Hence the numerous easter eggs and references to the Polish title (e.g. Roach, kelpie or the nest with a dead horse, which refers to the first quest we receive in the White Orchard).
His (Varva's – ed. note) favorite quest was the Bloody Baron, he liked the formula of a long, complex quest," we read further in the interview.
The developers hope that Warhorse Studios will follow the same path as the Polish company. They want their next project to be a breakthrough in the vein of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
"(...) that's really good that we have… say, a basis, and think of it like The Witcher 1 and 2 – maybe our game was like The Witcher 1 and 2 combined, in terms of success. So let's hope the next game is even bigger," Stolz-Zwilling said .
Kingdom Come: Deliverance was released on February 13, 2018 on PCs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance - official website
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance - game guide