Kerbal Space Program arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S this fall

By Dom Peppiatt
24 June 2021 15:43 GMT

Private Division has announced a Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S later this year.

Kerbal Space Program, the space simulation game that’s become a viral hit multiple times over, 10 years old today and to celebrate Private Division has announced a new-gen update is coming in fall this year.

Following on from the game’s launch on consoles back in 2018, the new update will come with mouse and keyboard support, alongside “upgraded resolution, improved framerate, advanced shaders, better textures, and additional performance improvements”.

The new version of the game will run at 1440p on new-gen machines, with the Xbox Series S outputting at 1080p as you’d expect. The upgrade will be free for anyone that already owns the game on consoles or will set you back $39.99 if you’re jumping in (or taking off!) fresh.

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Additionally, the 10 year anniversary also comes with a new patch for the PC version of the game. Version 1.12 will include:

  • A new Maneuver Tool app to create inter-body transfer maneuver nodes
  • A new slim suit option
  • New parts: Firework dispensers and solar panels
  • An alarm clock to help players keep track of important events
  • New easter eggs scattered around the solar system to discover

If you’re still excited about the follow-up, Kerbal Space Program 2, you’re probably going to be waiting a little longer. Last year, publisher Take-Two announced the delay of the game into Fall 2021 during its Q4 earnings call. The development of Kerbal Space Program 2 moved to a new in-house studio earlier back in 2020, taking it out of the hands of the previous developer, Star Theory.

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