Private Division and developer Squad have announced that Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed due to complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The news comes via the official Twitter account for the series, explaining that the game has been delayed from its 2020 release due to complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We want to share an update for all our Kerbal Space Program fans: We will now be releasing Kerbal Space Program 2 in Fall 2021.
As you all know, we’ve been working hard to make the best and most authentic KSP sequel possible. This is an ambitious goal. We are making a big, expansive game loaded with new features, but doing so will take longer than we previously anticipated. 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. We understand this isn’t the news you were hoping to see, but ultimately we need to make the best decision for the development of Kerbal Space Program 2. That said, we will continue to keep you updated with more feature videos, developer blogs, and other content to share our progress from now up to launch.
We appreciate everyone who has been on this journey with us, we really can’t wait to be flying alongside you all, and we look forward to sharing more along the way. Safe launches to all the Kerbonauts out there and stay tuned!”
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events.
This includes postponements of GDC, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the physical events for EVO 2020 and Tokyo Game Show 2020, and cancellations E3 2020 (including digital events), the physical event for Gamescom 2020, Comiket 98, and MAGStock 2020.
The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [1, 2]. As of this time of writing, there have been over 5.014 million total confirmed cases worldwide, and over 2.777 million active cases. There have been over 328,000 deaths, however over 1.909 million people have made a “total recovery.”
In earlier news, Kerbals will be able to “increase their population“ in Kerbal Space Program 2.
Kerbal Space Program 2 launches Fall 2021 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Image: Kerbal Space Program official website