Intercept Games’ cheeky space flight sim Kerbal Space Program 2 has been grounded for at least another year.
The adorable rocket-building adventure has suffered its third delay, following initial plans to debut in March 2020, then delayed to Fall 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to the official Kerbal Space Program forums with an update, creative director Nate Simpson announced that the game will no longer be making its fall 2021 release date. Instead, it will be setting its sights for the stars at some point in 2022. Unfortunately, there’s no specific date players can look forward to right now.
“We’ve heard time and again from this community that quality is paramount, and we feel the same way,” said Simpson. “It’s not enough to deliver a bunch of new features – those features have to be woven together into a stable, polished whole.”
Simpson noted that the team is hard at work for now working on a “reliable foundation” upon which both players and those in the mod community can continue to utilize for at least another decade. He was excited that he can see the “huge leaps” in terms of approaching new problems and solving them going forward.
“It’s killing us how much of this we have to keep under our hats until the game is released,” Simpson said of the team’s work. There will be additional details about what players can expect from the new Kerbal Space Program installment soon heading into the next year, with new videos and developer diaries on their way out. There are two coming out “this winter,” in fact.
Here’s hoping that this third delay is the final one for the good citizens of Kerbal.
We don’t have them yet, but we’ll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Kerbal Space Program 2 achievements.