Kerbal Space Program is set to embark on its final voyage, the grandest journey of them all, blasting off out of the orbit of Early Access for good with its next update. Few titles are as synonymous with Early access as Kerbal Space Program, aside from the seemingly neverending development of Prison Architect, but version 1.0 is approaching the launchpad.
Users who’ve been holding off from buying in to a game still in development will find that Kerbal’s got all of the content it promised to have back when it was just a twinkle in Squad’s eye. Kerbal Space Program’s 1.0 patch will bring with it more realistic modelling of drag and lift, female kerbals, a game over state, and an ‘Engineers’ Report’ to help builders pinpoint key flaws.
“As development in Beta has progressed, one thing has become very apparent, Kerbal Space Program is about to reach a state in which every single one of the original goals for the game has been reached, and we can say that our original design document has been fulfilled.
“Because of this, the next update will be our 1.0 release, and with it we will be leaving Early Access. This is a landmark moment for us at Squad, as after over four years of development, we feel that KSP is finally ready to be viewed by all as a complete game.”
While it might be leaving Early Access, Squad was keen to emphasise that this is by no means the end of its development, with the team planning to progress beyond the original plans and deliver regular updates.
Have you been waiting for Kerbal Space Program to live Early Access before you jump in?