Earlier this morning, Intercept Games announced Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed of its glorious lift-off, again. The space-ship building physics game will now release in 2022.
Creative Director Nate Simpson revealed the update on the game’s official forums. The team behind KSP2 noted they want to push the boundaries of what the sequel can do, providing up to a decade of support from the developer and the modding community. Unfortunately, this means there are many new technical challenges they are facing and Simpson has ensured that this delay will help solve those issues.
This follows another delay announced in June 2020. This announcement revealed the development team was suffering from the effect of COVID-19, pushing the game back to 2021.
Either way, the Kerbal Space Program 2 team endeavours to share interesting development photos along the journey to keep fans excited for the eventual launch in 2022.
You can read the full statement from Kerbal Space Program 2’s Creative Director Nate Simpson below.
Gonna rip the band-aid off fast here: Kerbal Space Program 2 will release in 2022 instead of fall 2021. I know this is frustrating, especially considering that this isn’t the first time we’ve adjusted our schedule.
We knew we were taking on an immense technical and creative challenge when we started this project. We’ve heard time and again from this community that quality is paramount, and we feel the same way. It’s not enough to deliver a bunch of new features – those features have to be woven together into a stable, polished whole. We’re creating a reliable foundation on which players and modders alike can build for another decade or more. That involves solving problems that have never been solved before, and that takes time.
We’ve got a team of talented people working every challenge from every angle, and because I’m lucky enough to get a front row seat, I can see the huge leaps we’re making. It’s killing us how much of this we have to keep under our hats until the game is released. We can’t express how much we’re looking forward to soaking up all your reactions and discoveries on that day.
In the meantime, we’ll keep posting cool images here to give you a taste of what’s in store. We will also continue to release feature videos and developer diaries that go more in-depth on specific areas of the game, and hopefully those will help 2021 to go by a little faster. Stay tuned for a new dev diary coming soon, as well as a new Feature Video this winter.
Thanks as always for sharing our commitment to making KSP2 as great as we all know it has to be.”