Publisher Private Division and developer Intercept Games have delayed Kerbal Space Program 2 from its previously planned fall 2021 release window to fiscal year 2023, which runs from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, parent company Take-Two Interactive announced in its latest financials report. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam when it launches.
This is the second delay for the sequel. Before its delay to fall 2021 was announced, it was initially planned for release in spring 2020.
A reason for the delay was not announced.
Update 8:35 p.m.: Kerbal Space Program 2 will launch in 2022. Here is a message from Kerbal Space Program 2 creative director Nate Simpson on the delay:
Gonna rip the band-aid off fast here: Kerbal Space Program 2 will release in 2022 instead of fall 2021. I know this is frustrating, especially considering that this isn’t the first time we’ve adjusted our schedule.
We knew we were taking on an immense technical and creative challenge when we started this project. We’ve heard time and again from this community that quality is paramount, and we feel the same way. It’s not enough to deliver a bunch of new features—those features have to be woven together into a stable, polished whole. We’re creating a reliable foundation on which players and modders alike can build for another decade or more. That involves solving problems that have never been solved before, and that takes time.
We’ve got a team of talented people working every challenge from every angle, and because I’m lucky enough to get a front row seat, I can see the huge leaps we’re making. It’s killing us how much of this we have to keep under our hats until the game is released. We can’t express how much we’re looking forward to soaking up all your reactions and discoveries on that day.
In the meantime, we’ll keep posting cool images here to give you a taste of what’s in store. We will also continue to release feature videos and developer diaries that go more in-depth on specific areas of the game, and hopefully those will help 2021 to go by a little faster. Stay tuned for a new dev diary coming soon, as well as a new Feature Video this winter.
Thanks as always for sharing our commitment to making Kerbal Space Program 2 as great as we all know it has to be.