Godspeed, little green astronauts. Hopefully, you wind up with a better player than me, because if I’m designing your vessels you’re going to have a bad time. In either case, prep for takeoff sometime past April 2020. According to publisher Take-Two, Kerbal Space Program 2 will launch on PC during the companies “fiscal year 2021.”
There might be some of us who are blissfully unaware of the hour-consuming, incredibly enjoyable time sink that was Kerbal Space Program. Like the original, Kerbal Space Program 2 will be a sandbox game where you take charge of little green Kerbals as they venture into the cold unknown of space. You can design, develop, and test your creations, culminating in manned launches that will most likely end in tragic, hilarious failures. From buggies to space stations, you have complete freedom to create.
Going beyond the scope of the first game, Kerbal Space Program 2 will allow players to create more advanced crafts. And as we all know, the more complex a system is, the higher a chance of failure. In addition to more ways for Kerbals to meet their demise, the sequel will allow players to take Kerbals beyond their own home planet and colonize new worlds. Will this mean the game will have more management aspects? It would be fun to see Kerbals deal with the realities of life on a new planet. Perhaps there will be hostile fauna, sickness, or space madness that manifests in adorable psychotic breakdowns. As a fan of the original, adding any sim management aspects to the game gives me all the more reason to play.
We recently learned that Kerbal Space Program 2 won’t be an exclusive game or have any loots boxes. If you don’t have any more reason to pick up the game, your Kerbals can do the dirty. Boom-chicka-bow-wow.
You can wishlist Kerbal Space Program 2 on Steam.