Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a physics based spaceflight simulator that is recognized for its realism and entertaining gameplay. Users take control of a space program and are charged with the mission to build spacecraft and explore the universe. The alien race you play as are known as Kerbals. They’re cute little green creatures that don’t mind when you toss them on a crazy rocket.
Squad has announced that KSP will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in July, allowing for a wider audience to enjoy the KSP universe.
“Following the huge success Kerbal Space Program has had on PC with players and critics alike, we want to give console players the opportunity to play Kerbal Space Program in this redefined user experience.”
– Ezequiel Ayarza, Squad CEO
Kerbal Space Program currently has three game modes:
- Career Mode: Control your space program down to the smallest detail. Crew management, contract missions, and reputation building are some of the features available in this mode.
- Sandbox Mode: Let your creativity flourish and build anything you can imagine.
- Science Mode: Focus of performing scientific experiments in an effort to increase the scientific knowledge of the Kerbals.
Once you enter deep space, you have the ability to interact with objects such as asteroids and other planets. NASA has even taken part in providing missions for KSP such as asteroid catching.
KSP has a bit of a learning curve. But if you’re into simulators and space science then taking the time to learn the game won’t be a difficult task. There are also wonderful KSP communities on Twitch.tv that offer insight and ideas for new and old KSP members.