Take-Two Acquires Kerbal Space Program

Take-Two Interactive has expanded their roster of games by acquiring the popular spaceflight simulator, Kerbal Space Program.

While the company will now act as publisher for the game, developer Squad is naturally still working on the simulator, as they’re currently readying its “Making History” expansion.

Here’s the full message from the development team:

Hello everyone,

We have very exciting news to share with the KSP community today: Take-Two Interactive has purchased Kerbal Space Program. The important thing to know is that this big news doesn’t change much for the KSP community. Squad and the current development team is still here and we’re hard at work on KSP and its future updates, but now we are fortunate enough to do so with the help of an experienced publisher like Take-Two, and we couldn’t be more excited and happy to see where our conjoint collaboration will take KSP forward.

Right now, we’re still focused on the Kerbal Space Program: Making History Expansion and we’ll continue to keep you updated on our progress. And yes, we’re keeping our promise of free DLC for everyone who purchased KSP through April 2013! We’re continuing to work closely with Blitworks on the updated version of KSP for consoles, which will be available on the Xbox and PSN digital stores when it is complete. This will be a free update for anyone who already owns KSP on Xbox or PS4. We can’t wait for you to play what we’ve been working on in the coming months!

This is a very exciting time for KSP and the Community, and we hope you’re as thrilled as we are. The team at Take-Two are big fans of KSP, who have been persistently knocking on our door trying to work with us for a long time. They share your passion for the game and we’re really eager to see what Squad and Take-Two can do together for Kerbal Space Program moving forward!

Happy launchings!
-The KSP Development Team

Brandon Orselli


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  • lucben999

    Awesome, now the upcoming update will have exciting new features such as DRM and microtransactions, you’ll no longer have to worry about running out of fuel in space since you can purchase fuel mid-mission using real money, also orbital mechanics will be streamlined to appeal to a wider audience, you’ll be able to just go where you point your rocket to without having to worry about complicated maneuvers, to compensate for this, fuel consumption will be increased one hundred times.

  • Yeah, I see this going about as well as EA acquiring them.

  • Jumanji Joe

    This game was dead when they added that stronk female pilot. Take two buying them is just the final nail in the coffin.

  • Zanard Bell
  • well it’s boned.

  • grgspunk

    I’m guessing we’ll be having Kerbonauts jacking each others’ spaceships now?

  • Atreidius

    How long before new features are added rather than the historical nonsense?