Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the release date for the upcoming Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed.
The announcement came from the game’s development team via a Twitter post. According to the tweet, which was posted last May 20, Kerbal Space Program 2’s release date has been delayed due to the COVID-19. It will instead be launched in the Fall of 2021.
Initially, the game was supposed to be launched in April 2020, but it was difficult for the team to meet the target date due to the current situation.
The development team further explained their plans for the game. According to them, Kerbal Space Program 2 was an ambitious goal. It was a big and expansive game that is loaded with new features. But doing so made the game more challenging. Thus, it will take a longer time to finish than what the team previously expected.
Furthermore, due to the coronavirus pandemic and global situation, the team admitted that they have been facing many challenges that require more time to iterate and create the game safely. This also includes testing the Kerbal Space Program 2 to make it as great as its prequel.
Aside from the delay, the game’s publisher Private Division has also announced the development transfer of Kerbal Space Program 2 from Star Theory Games to a newly-formed studio dedicated to the game alone.
For those who didn’t know, Take-Two acquired the Kerbal Space Program in 2017. The video game company then announced its sequel during Gamescom 2019.
Kerbal Space Program 2 is confirmed to be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows gaming PC.