It’s the final countdown! Private Division and Intercept Games have finally announced the Early Access launch date for Kerbal Space Program 2: February 24, 2023. It’s coming initially to PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.

The Early Access version will include hundreds of new and improved spaceship parts, improved graphics, and an entirely new terrain and atmosphere system. Players can craft rockets, ships, and planes as well as planetary rovers and other vehicles.

For the first time in the series, you’ll be able to fully explore the Kerbolar system, exploring gas giants, flying through celestial bodies, and landing on moons.

The sequel will also feature improved animated tutorials and onboarding for newer players to what is literally rocket science. Time warp has been added to fast-travel through space. Other user-inspired improvements include new flight HUD and an improved map.

“By releasing in Early Access, we are entering a new phase in which players get to experience greatly anticipated systems, features, updates and more as they come online,” said Nestor Gomez, Lead Producer, Intercept Games. “We will be listening and seeing the reactions to these changes; and much like the original game, this journey will help us leverage a massively powerful tool: our passionate community.”

Throughout the months following Early Access, Intercept Games will add new features, such as interstellar travel, interplanetary colonies, modding, and multiplayer. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S ports are also coming after the PC Early Access version.

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