Gamescom 2019: Kerbal Space Program 2 Officially Announced For A 2020 Release

The Kerbals are back to once again build incredibly janky spaceships and questionable aircrafts.
Private Division has officially announced Kerbal Space Program 2, set for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2020.
Private Division has officially announced Kerbal Space Program 2, set for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2020. Private Division

Gamescom is happening throughout the week, and as such gamers can expect a ton of new announcements surrounding highly anticipated titles, as well as new releases from publishers and developers. Nothing beats the excitement surrounding fresh news on upcoming titles, and these are at the center of the five-day major gaming event at the Koelmnesse in Germany. Be sure to stay tuned with us the whole week as we bring you the latest from Gamescom 2019 in the form of the latest trailers, announcements, news and other information drops on all the newest games hitting the market.

The critically acclaimed Kerbal Space Program will soon be receiving its long-awaited sequel. The announcement for Kerbal Space Program 2 was made during the Gamescom 2019 Opening Night Live Show by publisher Private Division and developer Star Theory.

So what should fans of the space flight simulation expect from its sequel? According to the game’s website, Kerbal Space Program 2 has been “redesigned from the ground up to meet the demands of modern and next-generation space exploration, all while maintaining the monumental foundations of the first game.” The trailer provides a wordless, yet accurate description of what the sequel includes.

The devs at Star Theory definitely listened to the fanbase’ requests by adding four key features: Interstellar Travel, Colony building, multiplayer, and improved modding support. In contrast to its predecessor, where the main goal was to reach outer space and then float aimlessly, Kerbal Space Program 2 will now provide players with incentives to create much more innovative spacecraft that will allow them to travel from planet to planet, and possibly even settle down. To make this possible, mechanics such as resource gathering, resource management, and structure building have been added to game. As for its multiplayer mode, more details will be revealed at a later date.

Kerbal Space Program will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC by Spring 2020.

Be sure to stick around for more news on the latest happenings from Gamescom all throughout the week.

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