Kerbal Space Program 2’s release window has been shifted from the fiscal year of 2020 to the fiscal year of 2021, as stated in publisher Take-Two Interactive’s earnings call (via PC Gamer). 

The sequel to the incredibly popular and incredibly ridiculous space flight sim was announced in the summer of this year, and will be made by Star Theory Games. This time, the Kerbals are looking beyond the blue marble and will build spaceships to fly to new planets and establish colonies. Multiplayer is a planned feature, though the developer kept mum on whether that would include cross-play for the PC and console players. 

Take-Two Interactive has now revealed that the game needs a little more time in the jet-fuelled oven, and won’t touch down on its originally planned launch window of spring 2020. ‘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,’ Take-Two Interactive president Karl Slatoff said.

If you don’t speak in spreadsheets and pie charts like this lot do, Kerbal Space Program 2 is expected to come out between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. That’s quite a while from now and quite a while between those two dates, but delays are almost always a blessing in disguise. Yes, we won’t be brushing up on our (limited) knowledge of mechanics and astrophysics as soon as we’d like, but the developer will experience a slower and calmer process making the new game. That means more time for new features, more time for quality assurance and playtesting, and more time for the employees themselves. Everybody wins.

Kerbal Space Program 2 will release for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 sometime in the fiscal year of 2021.


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