Sequel to the weird and wonderful space flight simulator, Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed until later into 2020 than previously expected. Originally planned for this fiscal year, Take-Two, the parent company to the game’s Private Division publishing label, said that it now won’t appear until fiscal year 2021. That means it could be anywhere from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.
Kerbal Space Program 2 was announced back at Gamescom, where it was confirmed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The sequel will be a bigger experience adding a lot of new content for budding rocket builders to play around with so as to find a way to get the Kerbonauts beyond the Final Frontier and have them living in Space long term. It looks past simply reaching the Mun, with colonisation now the game’s goal.
The original game was a darling of the Early Access release model, spending a long time going through alpha and beta stages and building a following on streaming platforms as it did so. The sequel introduces a lot of new elements to the game, such as new propulsion methods, habitation modules, the much requested multiplayer mode and interstellar travel.
Not only that, but it’s not being created by original developer Squad, but by Star Theory instead, as Squad continued to focus on the original. Star Theory’s a great name for a KSP developer, certainly, but having a new team working on the game means they have plenty to be getting on with. With all of that in mind, it’s not terribly surprising that it has been delayed.
During the investors call, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said, “Kerbal Space Program 2, the sequel to the beloved original space sim, is now planned for launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, in fiscal 2021, in order to allow more time to make the experience as terrific as possible,.”
So this could end up being a pretty big delay, but here’s hoping it’s worth the added wait.
via PC Gamer