Kerbal Space Program News

Making History is the first expansion for Kerbal Space Program on PC

Space sim Kerbal Space Program gets its first PC expansion on 13th March 2018.

Making History adds a mission builder and a history pack, the latter of which contains missions inspired by historical moments in space exploration. Perhaps it's not too late to include a mission where you ride Elon Musk's Tesla to Mars!

Digging deeper, the mission builder lets you create missions that include launches, landings, rescues, malfunctions, explosions, repairs and more. As you'd expect, you can share your creations with other players.

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Valve hired former Kerbal Space Program developers

UPDATE: Squad is not joining Valve, only some ex-KSP devs moved over.

UPDATE 23/05/2017 5.45pm: Kerbal Space Program's developer Squad has clarified that Valve only hired certain former members from the rocket simulator's development team, not the whole team.

The brilliant Kerbal Space Program console release date

The brilliant Kerbal Space Program console release date

UPDATE: Out on Xbox One this week but not PS4 in Europe.

UPDATE 4.30PM BST: Kerbal Space Program will not be released on PS4 in Europe this week - only in the US. That's what Nestor Gomez, producer, told me this afternoon.

"KSP will not be available this week in Europe," he said. "We still don't have a date we can confirm but we are doing everything in our hands to have it ready as soon as possible."

The good news, however, is that we have an Xbox One release date for both America and Europe and it's this Friday, 15th July.

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Kerbal Space Program to launch on Xbox One

Popular sandbox construction sim Kerbal Space Program will soon blast off on Xbox One.

But details of when and how much are still to be revealed.

Kerbal developer Squad announced the new console version via a brief teaser, below.

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Kerbal Space Program is finally getting a v1.0 launch

Kerbal Space Program is finally getting a v1.0 launch

Here's a NASAcery date for your diary.

Sci-fi sandbox Kerbal Space Program has at last received a version 1.0 release date.

After years in playable alpha and beta, Kerbal will fully launch on 27th April.

If you're interested, you can probably save some money by picking it up before then - it's available for PC and Mac via Steam Early Access.

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Kerbal Space Program finally in beta

Kerbal Space Program finally in beta

"Hitting 1.0 is within sight."

Indie space agency sim Kerbal Space Program is finally in beta.

The latest update, Beta Than Ever, launched today on the KSP Store, Steam and other digital platforms. It's free for existing players.

The update marks the game's first beta release and, according to its developers, is the first major step towards a fully launched game.

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Kerbal Space Program lands on various schools' curriculum

From the company that brought you MinecraftEdu.

Back in 2012 we wrote about TeacherGaming, an organisation that brought a classroom friendly version of Minecraft to schools. Now the company has expanded its repertoire by partnering with a second indie developer to use its game for educational purposes. That game: Kerbal Space Program, an aerospace engineering sim that serves as the natural evolution of the good old bottle rocket.

Kerbal Space Program launches Career Mode with its latest update

Kerbal Space Program launches Career Mode with its latest update

It's not rocket science. Oh wait! Nevermind. It is!

Slowly but surely aerospace engineering sim Kerbal Space Program has been gaining popularity over the last couple of years - despite it not actually being a finished product yet - and now its latest 0.22 update adds a Career Mode to the mix.

Previously players would muck about in the game's Sandbox Mode trying to build the best possible craft to launch their cute little "Kerbal" critters into space. Now the game has some semblance of structure as you're tasked with hiring your own astronauts, researching and developing ship parts, building vessels under a budget, and accepting contracts to bolster your agency's reputation.

Rather than giving players the keys to the castle, Career Mode has you earn new gear through Research and Development. By running science experiments players will be able to accumulate data on parts and unlock new parts. This should help ease new players into figuring out just what all the hundreds of ship parts do. Advanced players need not worry, as Sandbox Mode is still available as well.

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Kerbal Space Program dev pledges free expansions after fan outcry

Kerbal Space Program dev pledges free expansions after fan outcry

"A heartfelt apology to all those who felt wronged."

The developer of indie sandbox title Kerbal Space Program has told Eurogamer that current owners of the game will receive all future expansions for free.

The offer applies to all those who already own the game's alpha build, and anyone who buys a copy before the end of April.

The decision comes in the wake of an outcry by Kerbal Space Program fans, who launched themselves into a fury when developer Squad mentioned a paid-for post-release expansion.

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Kerbal Space Program dev explains update plans after fan fury at paid-for expansion

Kerbal Space Program dev explains update plans after fan fury at paid-for expansion

Apologises for suggesting features could be delayed for post-release content.

The indie developer of promising PC sandbox game Kerbal Space Program has backtracked on comments that suggested it would delay planned features of the title so they could become paid-for post-release content.

Kerbal Space Program is currently in alpha and already available to play and buy from creator Squad - the same method used in the early development of that other indie sandbox game Minecraft.

The developer's FAQ page states that "if you buy the game now you won't have to pay for further updates".

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