Kerbal Space Program 2 Release Date Delayed to Early 2023

Kerbal Space Program will land on PC nearly three years after it was originally intended to launch.

Published: May 16, 2022 3:23 PM /


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The Kerbal Space Program 2 release date window has been locked in for PC -- you'll be able to play this space simulation game in Early Access on PC early next year.

Kerbal Space Program is a popular simulation game that tasks players with building spaceships, planes, and other vehicles in an effort to explore the galaxy. Unfortunately, putting total amateurs to work as rocket scientists tends to make things go a little... explode-y. A sequel has been in the works for a while, and now we have a better idea of when we can actually play it.

Kerbal Space Program 2 was first announced at Gamescom 2019. It was originally intended to launch in 2020, but a number of challenges ultimately resulted in a long delay. Of course, the devs were as affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as anyone else -- a factor that surely contributed to the need for extra development time.

Since then, development has shifted to an internal studio at Private Division and work has quietly proceeded in the interim. Now, we finally have an idea of when we'll be able to play this hotly-anticipated sequel.

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When is the Kerbal Space Program 2 Release Date?

The Kerbal Space Program 2 release date is now sometime in early 2023; a more specific release date has not yet been announced.

"These days, when I go on the forums... as excited as people are to see more progress reports and more screenshots, there's a growing question of 'when is this game gonna actually come out?'" said Kerbal Space Program 2 Creative Director Nate Simpson. "Well, I can finally answer that question: KSP 2 is coming out on PC in early 2023 and on consoles after that."

While the wait might be a pain, the extra time will hopefully mean that Intercept Games can put its best foot forward with this project. For now, you can buy the original Kerbal Space Program for PC and consoles starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent. You can also add Kerbal Space Program 2 to your wishlist on Steam.

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