The lovely rocket-making adventure was delayed for the third time, after the original plan launched in March 2020, then delayed until the fall of 2021 due to 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 have a release date for fall 2021. Instead, it will set the sights for the stars at some point in 2022. Unfortunately, there is no specific date that players can expect right now.
“We have heard from this community many times that quality is paramount and we feel the same way,” Simpson said. “It̵7;s not enough to offer a bunch of new features – those features have to be combined into a sleek and stable whole.”
Simpson notes that the team is working hard because they are currently working on a “trusted platform” that both players and those in the modding community can continue to use for at least another decade. He is delighted to be able to see a “big step forward” in approaching new problems and solving them in the future.
“It kills us with how much things we have to keep until the game is released,” Simpson said of the team. There will be more details on what players can expect from the new installment of the Kerbal Space Program coming next year, with new videos and developer diaries coming to the fore. In fact, there are two films coming out “this winter”.
Here’s hoping that this third delay is the last for good Kerbal’s citizens.
We don’t have them yet, but we’ll publish a story as soon as we get the achievements of the Kerbal 2 Space Program.