Originally penned for release sometime before summer 2020, it has recently been revealed that the sequel to the hit spaceship building game will now only see its launch sometime after April 2020 and could even be delayed to early 2021.
Announced at Gamescom, the sequel promised a vastly expanded experience with plenty of new content for building your rockets, as well as new goals of colonisation being the main focus of the game. Multiplayer is also a major focus for the sequel as this was one of the main criticisms of the original title.
During the recent investors call, president of Take-Two Karl Slatoff said that “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.”
A new development team might have something to do with this, with the original developers Squad still working on the first game, the task has fallen to Star Theory instead. Despite the fact that the studio has the perfect name for the job, it’s not surprising that there is a lot of work for the team to be getting on with, considering the fan expectations and scope for the new game.
If you can’t wait though, the original game has been expanded greatly since it’s lengthy early access days, now with two expansions Making History and Breaking Grounds bringing a vast diversity of content to the game, with Breaking Grounds only being a few months old, showing a continued commitment to keeping the original alive for its dedicated fans. In Fact Kerbal Space Program recently made our list of The Best Educational Games for kids.