Hands up — we genuinely forgot Kerbal Space Program 2 was happening. Publisher Private Division announced the sequel to the massively popular space simulation game back in 2019, with a tentative release window of 2020 on PS4 and other platforms. Just over a year later, the game was delayed a second time to Fall 2021. Since then, we've heard basically nothing, although the developer has been keeping its fans up to speed with updates on its forums. Now, the team has planted its flag once again, with a new release target of 2023.
"We have made the difficult decision to move the release date of KSP 2, which will now launch in early 2023 on PC with our console release later that year," reads the new update. This further delay is because the game is of "tremendous technological complexity", and the studio wants to take more time to "ensure we hit the quality and level of polish it deserves".
So, it's gonna be a while before we get to play it, but hopefully it'll be worth the wait. The original game made its way to PS5 and PS4, but the port was a little rough. It sounds like the team will be releasing first on PC, then turning all its focus to the console versions with a later launch. If that means all versions will be solid, space-worthy vessels, we're all for it. As of right now, the sequel is only confirmed for PS4, but it will presumably be coming to PS5 too at this stage.
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