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Kerbal Space Program 2 Gets Official Early Access Release Date

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According to a release from Private Division and Intercept Games, Kerbal Space Program 2 has officially been confirmed for early access release date of February 24, 2023. This one has been a long and anticipated wait, that first began with the announcement of the game back in 2020 at Gamescom Opening Night Live. Fast forward through three years of delays, and the countdown for the game's early access launch is officially underway. However, that only applies to PC players. The sequel will get its own release for consoles after the conclusion of early access on PC.

Nonetheless, it's still exciting to know the game is only a few months away from landing on the Steam and Epic Games Store. And for the developers, this early access period is focusing on improving user experience, exploring the revamped Kerbolar system with new parts, and enhancing the tutorials and onboarding systems. That is according to the game's roadmap, which also reveals what to expect in the months following early access as we get closer to its full release.

You can find a full breakdown of that roadmap and what's to come just below. We've also embedded the developer's early access breakdown video that was posted to the game's Youtube channel earlier today. If you've been itching for Kerbal Space Program 2, you'll want to check it out as they leave nothing in the dark.

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Early Access Road Map

Here's what's expected to follow Kerbal Space Progam 2's early access launch on February 24, 2023. First, the devs will be looking to refine the science gathering and tech tree progression. Following that, new vehicle constructions and colony parts, two new star systems, and then finally the resource gathering. More broadly, it will be Science, Colonies, Inter-stellar, Exploration, and lastly Multiplayer.

Of all the noteworthy new features, multiplayer is undoubtedly the most exciting addition to the sequel. The devs are implementing it closer to when early access ends and the game is about to enter full release. This will allow players to construct spaceships with friends and equally explore the solar system and its planets together. However, the more feedback the fanbase can provide during early access, the sooner we get to multiplayer and the game's full release.

So, what's your take? Will you be getting Kerbal Space Program 2 in early access? What new feature are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.