Kerbal Space Program Preparing To Launch From Early Access

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 11:30 AM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

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?

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
54
Offline
11:54 Jan-28-2015

Shame that most devs in E.A. utterly lack Squad's sense of commitment. Hell, I doubt the people behind Space Station DF9 even know what a design document is.

2
Rep
5
Offline
11:50 Jan-28-2015

Could well be the only game to actually leave early access excluding prison architect as the author mentioned. Real shame the way the scheme's going. Especially with all these zombie survival waste of times.

0
Rep
87
Offline
03:58 Jan-29-2015

ye all we see are zombies now

0
Rep
11
Offline
11:44 Jan-28-2015

I reckon squad wants to leave early access due to the bad rep ts getting, it only spent one update in beta. I have the game and it's brilliant, I recomend it.

0
Rep
87
Offline
03:59 Jan-29-2015

i've played the game too and it is awesome.

0

Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
| High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]