Developer Intercept Games have stated that their spaceship-building game, Kerbal Space Program 2, will launch in early access in February 2023. The developers have also noted that the sequel to their original game will have significant additions that set it apart from the first game.
It’s no secret that Kerbal Space Program 2 has faced numerous delays over the years and has had a lengthy development cycle. Although there’s been an official release date for the game’s early access launch, developer Intercept Games stated that the game will enter Early Access on February 24th, 2023. There have also been numerous changes and updates that have been made to the game throughout its state of development. Creative Director Nate Simpson stated:
One way I can tell that this thing is ready for Early Access is that we can’t stop playing it. We’ve had to set up a new internal Slack channel to keep track of all the creations everyone’s making in their free time.Nate Simpson
Simpson also stated how the Early Access launch suits the game. He noted that the original game was always about trial and error, as players usually failed numerous times before they succeeded. The Early Access launch is the ideal fit for the game, and then, if it turns out to be a failure, Intercept can always learn from fan feedback and try to improve the game.
Kerbal Space Program 2 differs from the first game; even though it retains numerous elements of the original game, the developers have stated they’re planning on increasing the game’s scale to allow interstellar travel and offer more freedom when it comes to building spaceships. The Early Access model will also enable Intercept to add features as they go along by listening to the community.
Kerbal Space Program 2 launches on Early Access on February 24th, 2023, for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Private Division.