Some big news on the Kerbal Space Program Front: Take-Two has purchased the popular space simulation game. They plan to develop KSP as a long-term franchise and treat both the game and the community with due respect. Squad, the team behind Kerbal Space Program, have assured their fans that they’ll keep working on it, just with the backing of a major publisher.
Take-Two, the publisher behind such huge game franchises as Bioshock, Borderlands, GTA and Red Dead Redemption, has another popular game to add to their portfolio. They’ve bought Kerbal Space Program, the beloved physics-based space simulator. In a statement on the Take-Two website, the SVP and Head of Corporate Development and Independent Publishing Michael Worosz said the following:
We have been impressed with Kerbal Space Program since its launch, and we are committed to grow this unique experience while continuing to support its passionate community. We view Kerbal Space Program as a new, long-term franchise that adds a well-respected and beloved IP to Take-Two’s portfolio as we continue to explore opportunities across the independent development landscape.
The developing team behind KSP, Squad, posted their own statement on the Kerbal Space Program website. They assure the community that nothing will change, other than they now have a big-name publisher to fall back on.
We have very exciting news to share with the KSP community today: Take-Two Interactive has purchased Kerbal Space Program. The important thing to know is that this big news doesn’t change much for the KSP community. Squad and the current development team is still here and we’re hard at work on KSP and its future updates, but now we are fortunate enough to do so with the help of an experienced publisher like Take-Two, and we couldn’t be more excited and happy to see where our conjoint collaboration will take KSP forward.
We’ll see what this new development holds in store for Kerbal Space Program. Hopefully, both sides of the arrangement will honor their promises, and the fans will keep getting great content for the game they love so much.