Kerbal Space Program will be leaving the reigns of Steam's Early Access program in the next update it has been revealed. This is a huge achievement for games these days it seems as a lot are stuck in Early Access for what seems forever sometimes.
There is currently no word as to when the sim will be leaving Early Access but it is surprising that it is so quickly, considering that it only went into beta just last month. SQUAD's Felipe “HarvesteR” Falanghe said that the game is reaching a state where "every single one of the original goals for the game has been reached."
As development in Beta has progressed, one thing has become very apparent. Kerbal Space Program is about to reach a state in which every single one of the original goals for the game has been reached, and we can say that our original design document has been fulfilled.
Once the game leaves Early Access it won't be the end of development for the game however, as the team looks to continue work on the game, past their original plans.
We see no better way to follow up on reaching our initial goals than to continue development on Kerbal Space Program, beyond Beta, past our original plans.
Some of the features that are planned for the next update include things such as female Kerbals, a new, more realistic modelling of drag and lift and an 'Engineer's Report' warning of crucial design flaws, amongst other things.
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