Less than an hour before the publication of its results report for his last financial quarter, triple-A game publisher Take two“S Kerbal 2 space program announced that the spacecraft construction and flight simulator will be delayed until the fall of 2021. The Kerbal 2 space program is scheduled to be released this year.
The first Kerbal space program was launched in 2015 by a small independent team. It became a success, selling more than 2 million copies. Take-Two acquired the franchise rights in 2017 and announced the continuation in 2019, with the publication of the private division of Take-Two.
In its report, Take-Two talked about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business.
“The shift to remote working adds complexity and challenges in some areas of the game development process; However, based on our work to date, we currently do not anticipate any delays other than what has been announced, “said Take Two.
– Kerbal space program (@KerbalSpaceP) May 20, 2020
The company says “delays other than what was announced”, reflecting some of the delays it has already announced, including the Switch version of The outside worlds, which was due out on March 6 but has been postponed to June 5. Now, Kerbal Space Program 2 has also had its release date postponed.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that the pandemic has no impact on the production of games that Take-Two has yet to announce. If they don’t have a release date, they can’t technically be delayed. For example, we don’t know for sure that Grand Theft Auto VI is coming, but it’s more than likely. The pandemic could have an impact on the development of such a big headline like that.