The Kerbal Space Program 2 release date has been pretty vague up to this point, but we’ve got a slightly better idea as of today. Publisher Take-Two announced that the space sim sequel will launch during the company’s next fiscal year, which starts in April 2020. That’s in line with what the developers suggested around the Kerbal Space Program 2 announcement, but does cut off any hope a launch early next year.
“Kerbal Space Program 2, the sequel to the beloved original space sim, is in development and is now planned for launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during our fiscal year 2021,” Take-Two tells investors in its latest financial report. That window begins April 1, 2020, and the devs have previously confirmed plans to launch during calendar 2020 – so there’s a nine-month window for KSP2.
Additionally, Take-Two has confirmed that the “original Kerbal Space Program has sold-in over 3.5 million units worldwide.” Typically, ‘sold-in’ refers to units sold to retail and not necessarily those sold through to consumers – but I can find no indication that KSP was sold anywhere but digitally, so that seems like a meaningless distinction.
There are plenty of sandbox games for you to dig into as you await the next chapter for the Kerbals sometime after April.