Kerbal Space Program 2 early access roadmap explained

Kerbal Space Program 2 early access roadmap explained
Images via Intercept Games

Written by 

Dave McAdam


9th Mar 2023 09:59

The Kerbal Space Program 2 early access roadmap gives players a rough indication of where the game is headed in the future. Kerbal Space Program 2 is now out in early access, with a long journey ahead to get to the full release.

The early access roadmap has several stops along the way, but where they are and how long it will take is yet to be known. Here is everything we can glean from the Kerbal Space Program 2 early access roadmap.

Kerbal Space Program 2 roadmap explained

Kerbal Space Program 2: The roadmap of updates for KSP2
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Based on the roadmap above and what we have heard from developer Intercept Games, we know there are a handful of big features that are being focused on. The first section on the roadmap is early access, which is where we are now. This has been described as the foundation, something that the rest of the game can be built on.

The game as it is now in early access is similar to the first game, but with a new look and many of the changes made to the basics of the game. Players can build spacecraft and explore the local system.

The next stage is science, in which more progression will be added to the game. This will include the tech tree and scientific gathering while out exploring the system. That will be followed by the first of the big new features, colonies.

This update will bring a lot to the game, focusing on the establishment of off-world colonies and all the vehicles, structures and planning required for that undertaking.

Kerbal Space Program 2: A rocket launch
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Beyond colonies, we move on to interstellar. This will bring interstellar travel to KSP for the first time, allowing players to explore brand-new planetary systems. The update will bring in all the spacecraft design and infrastructure required for this new frontier, as well as a new system to explore called Debdeb.

Next is the exploration update, which adds a third system to the game, which is yet to be revealed. This update will also bring in resource gathering, expanding the gameplay and what you can create.

The final step on the roadmap as it is involves multiplayer. As we have discussed further in our Kerbal Space Program 2 multiplayer guide, multiplayer is a planned feature for the game. It will allow players to explore together, or work against each other in rival agencies.

This is not the end of the updates planned for KSP2, only what we know so far. No dates or release windows have been given for any of these updates yet, as the game only recently launched in early access. 

As more news comes in, we will be back to update this guide to the Kerbal Space Program 2 roadmap. For more, stick with us at GGRecon.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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