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Kerbal Space Program 2 now aiming for launch in late 2021

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Last we heard, a delay moved the release window of Kerbal Space Program 2 from March of 2020 to sometime in late 2020 or early 2021. But that launch window has shifted again, and the sequel to beloved rocket science sim Kerbal Space Program is going to take a bit longer still. KSP 2 is expected to release sometime in the fall of 2021, according to a tweet from the official KSP account.

"We understand this isn't the news you were hoping to see," the announcement reads, "but ultimately we need to make the best decision for the development of Kerbal Space Program 2." The tweet cites the COVID-19 pandemic as one reason that the development of KSP 2 is going to take longer than expected. You can view the full statement below.

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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.