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Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed to fall 2021

We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the Kerbals in action again

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Kerbal Space Program 2 will be delayed until fall 2021 due to complications caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“We are making a big, expansive game loaded with new features, but doing so will take longer than we previously anticipated,” the developer said in a tweet posted Wednesday. “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.”

The sequel was announced during Gamescom in 2019 and was slated for a March 2020 release date. Kerbal Space Program 2 was later delayed further to the 2021 fiscal year, meaning it would launch between April 2020 and March 2021. Now, it’s coming at an unspecified date in fall 2021.

The original Kerbal Space Program was released in 2015 after being available in early access for years. Kerbal Space Program, which is available on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, was received well by fans and critics alike. The little green Kerbals have become an iconic design, recognizable by folks who haven’t even played the game. The original space simulator is on sale on Steam now, if you can’t wait for the sequel.

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