Publisher Private Division announced that the original Kerbal Space Program turns 10 years old today, if you count back to when the game first appeared on developer’s Squad’s storefront (it would take two more years until it hit Steam Early Access).
The publisher is celebrating the milestone with a next-gen console announcement. Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition, as well as upcoming sequel Kerbal Space Program 2, will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The Enhanced Edition will release this fall, while KSP2 is still slated for a 2022 release.
Existing owners of the Enhanced Edition will be able to upgrade to their next-gen console version for free. The next-gen version features 1440p resolution, improved framerate, and upgraded shaders and textures (Xbox Series S at 1080p). It also allows for more parts on spaceships, rockets, and other crafts.
“Today marks the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original release of Kerbal Space Program, and over the last decade the team has continued to iterate and grow this incredible space sim into what it is today,” said Grant Gertz, producer, Private Division. “Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition on the latest generation of consoles marks yet another great milestone for the game, introducing new players to the franchise, as well as providing existing console players with an upgraded experience for free.”
Kerbal Space Program is rated E for Everyone. Kerbal Space Program 2 is due out next year on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.