Development of Kerbal Space Program 2
has moved from Star Theory Games to a newly formed, KSP-dedicated studio, publisher Private Division announced Friday. The new studio is owned by Private Division parent company Take-Two Interactive.Jeremy Ables, former studio head at Star Theory, will step into the same role at the new, currently unnamed studio. Joining him from Star Theory are Kerbal Space Program 2 creative director Nate Simpson and lead producer Nate Robinson, according to Gamesindustry.biz
“The decision to open our own studio and move development in-house allows us to provide the development team with the necessary time and resources to complete development of KSP 2 at the quality level we all want to deliver our players,” said Private Division. “Our goal — and the goal of our developers — is to provide our community with the highest level gaming experience with Kerbal Space Program 2.”
Take-Two acquired KSP in 2017. The sequel was then announced at Gamescom 2019 with Star Theory (formerly Uber Entertainment) as its developer. Original KSP developer Squad has been continuing to work on the first game.
IGN spoke with Simpson shortly after that Gamescom reveal. The creative director said Kerbal Space Program 2 will be more accessible to newcomers without being less challenging for core KSP players.
Kerbal Space Program 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2021 (April 2020–March 2021).
Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN.