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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Kerbal Space Program 2 - Video Shows Fuel of the Future and New Explosions

Kerbal Space Program 2 has received a video presenting some novelties from the upcoming game. The creators discussed, for example, the technologies introduced in the sequel and the new system of explosions.

KSP2 will introduce many innovations.

The creators of Kerbal Space Program 2 have published new material devoted to the game. This is the first video from a series to present the novelties introduced in the sequel of the popular space conquest simulator. In this episode, the team from Seattle focuses on discussing a technology that has not gone beyond the experimental phase in the real world. This includes nuclear-powered rockets. Work on them was carried out in the middle of the 20th century, but was discontinued after the entry into force of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on Earth and Space in 1963. The game also offers solutions for the near future, such as potentially extremely efficient fuel in the form of metallic hydrogen. Players should therefore not complain about the impossibility of creating their ships.

Interestingly, the devs want to reflect this technological diversity also in explosion effects. To this end, a system has been developed to analyse factors such as the type and amount of fuel or the position of a ship in atmosphere or space to determine the appearance of an explosion. Some randomness was also added so that each explosion is different from the others. Thus, fans of "testing" ships (read: leading to spectacular disasters) can count on their creativity to be rewarded twofold. A foretaste of what we will see in the full version of KSP2 is also presented on the video we have posted below.

Finally, Private Division opened a new studio in Seattle to focus on the development of KSP2. Its ranks were joined by the most important creators from Star Theory Games, including President Jeremy Ables, Creative Director Nate Simpson, and lead producer Nate Robinson. We don't know what will be the fate of the original studio, also located in Seattle. An approximate release date of the game was given. Kerbal Space Program 2 will launch in 2021 fiscal year, i.e. between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. According to earlier information, the game will be released first on PC and then on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


Kerbal Space Program 2

Kerbal Space Program 2

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