We've got a bit of bad news if you were looking forward to Kerbal Space Program 2 - it's been delayed for a second time until Fall 2021. The news comes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the development team confirming the game is facing "many unique challenges" due to the situation.
The announcement of its delay was published via a statement on Twitter, during which it was suggested the move was the "best decision for the development of Kerbal Space Program 2":
"As you all know, we've been working hard to make the best and most authentic KSP sequel possible. This is an ambitious goal. We are making a big, expansive game loaded with new features, but doing so will take longer than we previously anticipated. With everything going on in the world today due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we're facing many unique challenges that require more time to safely iterate, create, test, and make KSP2 as great as it can be.
We understand this isn't the news you were hoping to see, but ultimately we need to make the best decision for the development of Kerbal Space Program 2. That said, we will continue to keep you updated with more feature videos, developer blogs, and other content to share our progress from now up to launch."
Kerbal Space Program 2 is currently slated for Xbox One and PC (as well as other platforms), but nothing has been said about a potential Xbox Series X version as of yet. The game is being re-designed from the ground-up with "a plethora of exciting new features" including colonies, interstellar travel and multiplayer support.
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