“Early Access for Early Access”: Players React to the Release of Kerbal Space Program 2

After a delay of almost three years, Kerbal Space Program 2 is finally here. Well, some of that. As with the original space flight sim, the sequel has launched into Steam Early Access, with ambitious plans to build on its sandbox base. Colonies, interstellar travel, and multiplayer will eventually arrive, adding features that don’t exist in Kerbal Space Program. But without any of those features at launch, fans of the original game are wondering if it makes sense to start playing Kerbal Space Program 2 just yet.

A “no” to that question was the conclusion of our own launch impressions. “Without the skeleton of a campaign or progression present, Kerbal Space Program 2 can often feel like being in the middle of an ocean, clinging to a piece of wood,” we wrote. “It has a depth you can dive into, but it’s not an easy way to navigate without the (supposed) support of its community.”

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