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Kerbal Space Program to receive free PS5/Xbox Series X|S upgrade

Fiendish/charming space simulation Kerbal Space Program will blast onto PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S this autumn.



Kerbal Space Program
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Fiendish/charming space simulation Kerbal Space Program will blast onto PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S this autumn.

Kerbal Space Program first released into Steam early access on PC in March 2013, after being in an informal testing phase from its own website since 2011. It then received a full PC update in 2015.

In the summer of 2016, it made the leap to consoles – the PS4 and Xbox One – before being bought by Take-Two in 2017. The keys were handed to Take-Two’s indie arm, Private Division, before it was enhanced for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X in early 2018.


Now Kerbal Space Program is being enhanced and upgraded again, this time for the current next-generation of consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Per the announcement from Private Division:

“Playing Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition on PS5 and Xbox Series X results in a technical boost, with the action running at quad high definition 1440p and an improved framerate over previous console versions. Xbox Series S runs Kerbal Space Program at 1080p and also boasts [a] better framerate.

“The additional system memory on these consoles results in a more stable game experience and allows for an increase of part count on player’s crafts and contraptions. This release benefits from upgraded shaders and textures allowing for more stunning overall visual impressions for players.”

Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is scheduled to launch this autumn. It will be free to all players who own the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. (So if you see the game on sale in the intervening period, you’d be wise to snap it up.)


Expect updates to KSP to slow after that next-gen upgrade, however – Kerbal Space Program 2 is currently slated to launch sometime in 2022.

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