Publisher Private Division and developer Intercept Games have delayed Kerbal Space Program 2 from its previously planned 2022 release window to early 2023 for PC, followed by PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later.
Here is a message from creative director Nate Simpson on the delay:
“Hi, I’m Nate Simpson, creative director for Kerbal Space Program 2.
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?” Well I can finally answer that question.
Kerbal Space Program 2 is coming out on PC in early 2023 and on consoles after that.
We’re creating a game of immense technological complexity. And we’ve assembled a team of passionate, talented people to achieve that goal. But we’ve also set ourselves a very high bar of quality.
The game has to be performant across a wide range of machines. The graphics have to be peerless. The universe has to be rich and interesting to explore.
We’ve set ourselves a goal internally of creating an experience that is both original and breathtaking. And as I’ve mentioned before we’ve augmented our team with the developers of the original Kerbal Space Program, and together, we’re creating something of which we are all very very proud.
I cannot express how much it means to us as a team that we have the support of a community that recognizes the importance of creating something high quality, even if it means taking a little bit of extra time.
Thank you so much for believing in us, and we can’t wait to fly with you soon.