Take-Two Interactive’s earnings call just took place for the previous quarter, they had a ton of announcements and plans to reveal, but it wasn’t all good news. In particular, Kerbal Space Program 2 has been hit with a pretty substantial delay. The sequel to the chaotic spaceship building sim and physics nightmare will be pushed back a whole year. The game was originally planned to release in 2020, but citing the need for more development time, it has now been pushed into 2021.
We don’t know exactly what’s going on here, but the delay is in place nonetheless. “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,” said Take-Two president Karl Slatoff.
Developer Star Theory Games will continue to work on the game, adding plenty of new features, and perhaps all these new elements contributed to the delay, as there are a lot of them. The sequel not only has the impressively realistic rocket engineering and physics that fans love, but massively expands the overall experience with new gameplay elements. Players will now be able to build spaceships to fly to new planets and establish colonies, creating a whole new loop to explore. Multiplayer features will also be built into the game from the bottom up, adding to the sheer insanity that this series offers in a whole new way. Although one feature people have wanted is still unconfirmed, cross-play for the PC and console players.
Kerbal Space Program 2 will release for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 sometime in the fiscal year of 2021. No clear date yet obviously. That hasn’t stopped some people from speculating that the launch window will put the sequel in the Spring, based on the now defunct 2020 launch date. This would mean the game is expected come out between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.