According to a new report from Gameindustry.biz, the development of Kerbal Space Program 2 will be handled by an entirely new developer that the publisher has tapped to finish the sequel. The new studio behind Kerbal Space Program 2, is Star Theory, a company known formerly as Uber Entertainment.
“Since we acquired Kerbal Space Program in 2017, we have consistently produced high-quality content for our community, which in turn has resulted in strong growth, both in terms of new players engaging with the franchise, and our ambitions to take it to the next level,” said Michael Worosz, the lead over at the publisher. “The opening of this new studio, whose purpose is dedicated solely to the ongoing development of KSP, is a reinforcement of our promise to bring the best experiences to our fans and players for Kerbal Space Program 2 and beyond.”
The new studio, Star Theory, is led by Jeremy Ables, and will bring creative director Nate Simpson and lead producer Nate Robinson over to the studio as well to help out with the development of the sequel. The publisher Private Division seems excited, “We’re very excited about the launch of Kerbal Space Program 2 in Take-Two’s fiscal year 2021 (ending March 31, 2021). Private Division believes strongly in the talented group of developers behind the game.”
The development of Kerbal Space Program has been pretty rocky over the years. The developer behind the first game, Squad, had severe management issues from the start. The bugs and various issues in the game were left unfixed and the state left many fans disappointed. The situation was further exacerbated when it was found out that the management was funneling profits away from paying developers fair rates and instead paying for personal projects. So it stands to reason that the publisher would want to move away from that kind of potential controversy.
Kerbal Space Program 2 will be released for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.