Kerbal Space Program 2, The game about developing a dangerous random space program and using it to hurl little green weirdos into the cold void of space has been delayed yet again. The long-awaited sequel was expected to release in the second half of 2022, but is now scheduled to release in early 2023.
“We’re building a game of tremendous technological complexity, and we’re taking this extra time to ensure we’ve achieved the quality and level of polish it deserves,” said creative director Nate Simpson. “We remain focused on ensuring that KSP2 runs well on a variety of hardware, has amazing graphics and is rich in content.
“We’ve built a spectacular team at Intercept Games – a team that includes, as mentioned earlier, the key members of the development team behind the original Kerbal Space Program. We have the perfect combination of experienced, passionate and skilled developers to fully realize this ambitious potential. match.”
KSP2’s development hasn’t been especially smooth – or at the very least, its release date targets are out of a galaxy’s worth. When was it announced in 2019, it was scheduled to be released in spring 2020, but it was delayed three times since then and has actually been transferred to a new developer– from Star Theory Games, which took over the series from the original Kerbal Studio Squad, to Intercept Games, a division of Take-Two’s Private Label that was created specifically to work on Kerbal Space Program 2.
This latest delay isn’t a huge break, occurring just a few months beyond the end of the previous launch window, but the lack of specificity in the new launch window makes me wonder if this will really be the final delay before the Kerbal 2 Space Program takes off. to unknown interstellar parts.