xbox Series X – Kerbal Space Program Development Comes To An End After 10 Years
Kerbal Space Program developer Squad ends development of the ten-year old space flight simulator to focus on the game’s upcoming sequel.
After a decade of support, developer Squad is officially ending development and updates for Kerbal Space Program. The quirky space flight simulation game’s first public release came in 2011, and since then Squad has continued to improve and expand the popular title. Kerbal Space Program has players join a space program run by small, cartoonish green aliens and tasks them with constructing operational space vehicles to complete missions.
While Kerbal Space Program originally launched as a digital PC game, the title’s growing popularity has allowed it to reach a wider variety of platforms. Squad first released the game for consoles in 2016, bringing the game to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for a wide range of gamers to appreciate. This fall Kerbal Space Program will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, combining the popular physics-based title with current-generation console technology. This current-gen upgrade will include upgraded textures, an improved frame rate and additional gameplay stability.
As reported by Kotaku, Squad recently completed the ongoing development of Kerbal Space Program. The news came with the game’s 1.12.2 update on Steam, which released on August 3 alongside a message from the game’s developers. While minor patches for the first game will be issued when needed, no new content will be added to the ten-year old title. Squad’s full attention is now focused on the development of the upcoming Kerbal Space Program 2, which is set to release in 2022 after multiple delays.
Squad is now focusing entirely on the creation of Kerbal Space Program 2, a sequel which promises to revolutionize the first game’s core concept. The sequel’s anticipated improvements on the original game were recently discussed during an interview with Creative Director Nate Simpson. One prominent feature discussed by Simpson is interstellar exploration, which has been expanded thanks to the presence of orbital colonies and vehicles. Like in the first Kerbal Space Program, various progression routes will allow players to choose how they construct their structures and where in the universe their outer space adventure will take them.
After a decade of active development and updates, the final Kerbal Space Program update is surely a bittersweet moment for fans. The game has expanded enormously since its first release in 2011, but developer Squad is focused on moving towards even brighter horizons. While update 1.12.2 marks the end of Kerbal Space Program, the game’s legacy will live on in the form of Kerbal Space Program 2 when the expanded sequel launches sometime in 2022.
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Kerbal Space Program is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Source: Kotaku, Steam
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