Kerbal Space Program 2 was announced back in 2019. After a decade, KSP development has finally wrapped. The game is going to be very much similar to the actual KSP as the sequel vows to be more of an outrageous and extremely difficult physics simulation about firing little green groups into outer space.
Just like the first game which gained massive popularity, the player will begin on the planet Kerbin which is at the Kerbal Space Centre. Here, you’ll have to make rockets as you’ll have to analyse the Kerbol system by travelling to Kerbin’s moon first, followed by Mun and then embarking further out towards Duna, Dres and several other planets. However, according to the developer’s sneak peek video on YouTube, the main priority of the Intercept games for the new game is to focus more on welcoming new gamers.
In Kerbal Space Program II, interstellar travel allows the player to be able to explore the depths of the Kerbol system. Star Theory foresight with plenty of putative rocket tech that enables the Kerbals to embark beyond the realm confirming that there’s a lot more to explore.
In a statement Nate Simpson, creative director of the game explained: “We’ve heard time and again from this community that quality is paramount, and we feel the same way.”
“It’s not enough to deliver a bunch of new features,” Simpson added. “Those features have to be woven together into a stable, polished whole. We’re creating a reliable foundation on which players and modders alike can build for another decade or more. That involves solving problems that have never been solved before, and that takes time.”
Simpson also promised teasers for the new game such as videos, images, and developer diaries, in an attempt to “help to make 2021 go a little faster,” for fans of the game.
Sadly, the launch date for this popular game has been pushed back multiple times. Its initial release date was in 2020 but in order to come up with a credible and a whole new polished game it took more time also not to forget the pandemic that brought upon delays after one another. At the moment, Kerbal Space Program 2 is slated for a release in 2022 but the specific release date has not been announced yet.
In August 2021, Squad declared openly on Steam that the latest update for KSP was dropped. The latest 1.12.2 update fixed more than 90 bugs and new features like “locking functionality to docking node rotations that allows autostruts to cross over docked nodes.” It’s available on the game now.
Squad also announced on Steam confirming that it will no longer take part in developing Kerbal Star Program.
“Even though we still may release a minor patch here and there when needed,” posted Squad on Steam, “With this patch we are officially completing the 1.12 update, as well as the sustained development of the original KSP, as we are now shifting gears towards the development of KSP2.”
Until then, you can purchase and play the original game. Kerbal Space Program is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One etc. There will be more upgrades arriving by this year for the Xbox series.