Private Division and InterceptGames today announced that Kerbal Space Program 2, the sequel to the beloved space rocket sim, will launch in Early Access on February 24, 2023 on PC via Steam, Epic Game Store, and other digital stores. Kerbal Space Program 2 will feature a variety of content when the game is available early, including: hundreds of new and improved parts to build a variety of vehicles and missiles, time jumps during the acceleration phase for more enjoyable long-haul flight, and vastly improved graphics, featuring a planetary atmosphere and a terrain system – making this the most beautiful KSP yet! The game will also receive improved tutorials and introductions, so that you can learn everything about how to make a successful space flight. Purchasing Kerbal Space Program 2 during Early Access will help the future development of the game by providing developer feedback on the way to final launch.

The core experience gets better than ever in Kerbal Space Program 2, as you will have almost endless possibilities to create advanced starships and lunar vehicles. Once the game is in early access, you’ll be able to get your hands on over 350 new and enhanced parts, such as engines, fuel tanks, procedural parts systems, and much more. With all those new parts you can create planes, missiles, rovers and other objects for your adventures. In addition, Kerbal Space Program 2 introduces the ability to customize and paint your vehicles so that each build is completely yours.

On top of the new features, the game will have beautiful environments to explore. Already during early access you will be able to travel freely through the Kerbolar system. Take off from beautiful Kerbin, explore the raw, breathtaking landscape of Mun, marvel at the giant green clouds of Jool, and discover stunning vistas of these recreated celestial bodies! All of these classic locations have been reimagined, with a new level of realism and complexity thanks to the terrain system that presents new challenges throughout. The new atmosphere system allows you to make beautiful flights through cloudy skies.

“We look forward to the early access of Kerbal Space Program 2 as it will allow Kerbal fans to see for themselves what we have accomplished over time as the game enters the final stages of development,” said Nate Simpson, Creative Director of Intercept Games. “KSP2 is all about exploration, discovery and gravity mastery with even more boosters.”

In the all-new Kerbal Space Program 2, a new generation of players discovers the joy of learning rocket science through trial and error. For the seasoned Kerbal veterans, the game offers plenty of unique challenges and innovative possibilities. The animated, fully interactive tutorials reveal the secrets of rockets and the revamped building interface makes vehicle crafting easier and more effective. The sequel will get a much improved user experience, such as an improved map and maneuver marks, and a new flight interface. The time jump system not only includes extra zoom levels but also gives you the chance to pause time while you set up the controls. Also you can use time jump while accelerating for long haul flight. That saves long waiting times for interplanetary travel. Finally, the improved contextual information gives you a better idea of ​​how to respond to unexpected system outages.

“By making the game accessible early, we are entering a new phase where everyone will have the opportunity to finally experience the new systems, features, updates and more as they come online,” said Nestor Gomez, Lead Producer of Kerbal Space Program 2 from Intercept Games. “We will be carefully monitoring the response to the changes because, as with the original game, this gives us a useful resource: our enthusiastic community.”