In Kerbal Space Program 2 you become the leader of your own space program. Hardly surprising given the name. The title recently entered Early Access and the reactions from fans have been very mixed. Many complain of poor performance and even demand a refund of the purchase price.
Freedom may be limitless above the clouds, but it is almost infinite in space. However, you have to stick to a few rules in order not to shatter into a thousand pieces in the endless expanses. In surprisingly detailed menus and simulators, Kerbal Space Program 2 lets you create your own space travel program and shoot strange little green guys into the sky. The fans would currently prefer to do the same with the developers.
The ratings on Steam are at least very mixed. The game recently started Early Access and is currently suffering from severe performance issues. Community lead Michael Loreno had already commented on the technology of Kerbal Space Program 2 in a blog entry. Accordingly, the game is in constant optimization.
However, this only partially reduces the anger of the fans. For example, one review states, “The game should be a massive upgrade for part one. However, graphically and gameplay-wise it’s more of a beta to part one than an expanded part two.” The tone is generally well hit, because veterans strongly advise aspiring astronauts to reach for the predecessor. Also because the retail price of 50 euros for an early access version is quite crisp.
But the feedback isn’t all scathing. For example, some users praise the revised user interface and the associated better accessibility. In addition, many show understanding for the early access and hope for many updates to finally give them the space simulation they always wanted. The roadmap that has now been published by the developers at least gives hope.
Kerbal Space Program 2 – Sequel startet im Early Access – Trailer
The space sequel Kerbal Space Program 2 is now available in Early Access.