Kerbal Space Program 2 delayed to 2023 on PC, console variations coming “after that”

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Kerbal Space Program video games are about fastidiously constructing a rocket and sending it into outer area. Sometimes it falls aside; typically it takes longer than traditional to get issues going. That’s figuratively what’s taking place at developer Intercept Games, which introduced that Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed.

The announcement got here through a brand new video referred to as Kerbal Space Program 2 Timing Update. In it, artistic director Nate Simpson explains the explanation for the delay. “We’re creating a game of immense technological complexity,” he begins. “The game has to be performant across a wide range of machines. The graphics have to be peerless. The universe has to be rich and interesting to explore. Thank you so much for believing in us, and we can’t wait to fly with you soon.”

Getting the game to look good and play easily on all platforms definitely feels like a problem — it’s deliberate for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. “Kerbal Space Program 2 is coming out on PC in early 2023,” Simpson states, “and on consoles after that.” It’s a free launch window throughout, however at a minimal, it means followers have to attend until subsequent 12 months.

This isn’t the primary time Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed. It was introduced at Gamescom 2019 with a really stunning cinematic trailer, however that’s all we’ve seen of the game since. It was initially slated for a 2020 launch, which in fact didn’t occur. Here we’re two years past that, and it’s now being pushed to 2023.

At least there are some alternate options whereas we wait. The unique Kerbal Space Program game got here to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S simply final fall, in order that’s nonetheless a reasonably contemporary expertise. Intercept Games has additionally partnered with producer Drop to create Kerbal Space Program key caps, that includes the lovable little green astronauts of their fits.