Private Division and developer Intercept Games have announced the release date for Kerbal Space Program 2, the long-awaited spacecraft-building simulation sequel.
Kerbal Space Program 2 is set to launch on Steam, Epic Games Store and more as an Early Access title on February 24, 2023.
Originally announced three years ago, Kerbal Space Program 2 expands on the 2011 original with hundreds of new and improved rocket and vehicle parts, new long-distance flight technologies, massively updated visuals and an improved user experience. In a new developer video announcing the date, the studio cites Early Access as an opportunity to “fail out loud” in a very Kerbal fashion, giving them the chance to try things and be met with immediate feedback in order to improve as the game continues to roll out.
“We are so excited to release Kerbal Space Program 2 in Early Access because it will allow Kerbal fans to see for themselves all the amazing progress we’ve made as we reach the final stages of development,” says Nate Simpson, Creative Director at Intercept Games. “At its heart, KSP2 is about exploration, discovery, and conquering the force of gravity by adding more boosters.”
After launching in Early Access, Intercept Games promises a slew of updates and further improvements to the game in future including new technologies, colonies, mods and multiplayer features. The game will also be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S at an undisclosed time after the PC Early Access period.
Check out the newest episode of the official Kerbal Space Program 2 video series below for more information on this Early Access launch: