Private Division and Squad have announced that the free* Kerbal Space Program: Shared Horizons update, developed in close collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Shared Horizons previously released on PC this year. The update brings two cornerstone missions led by the European chief space organization, the landmark Ariane 5 rocket, an ESA-themed space suit for Kerbals, new parts, and science experiments for console players to conduct. The BepiColombo mission recreates ESA’s ongoing joint mission to Mercury with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency while the Rosetta mission commemorates landing on a Jupiter-family comet. If you haven’t played this much beloved game as of yet, you take charge of the Kerbal Space Program, as you lead the alien race into a new frontier. Choose from an array of parts to build working space rockets based on real life aerodynamics and orbital physics, that can really fly, or don’t (You may want to buckle your seat belts and keep your fingers crossed on that one). Upon successful lift off of your rocket into orbit, you must keep your crew alive as your traverse the cosmos, searching moons and planets through the solar system, as you construct bases and space stations to expand the expedition and collect resources for the benefit of all Kerbalkind.
In Science Mode, you perform space experiments to unlock new technology and advance the knowledge of Kerbalkind. In Career Mode, you oversee every aspect of the space program, including construction, strategy, funding, upgrades, and more and in Sandbox Mode, you are free to build any spacecraft you can think of, with all parts and technology in the game.
- Build spaceships, rockets, and vehicles using any imaginable combination of parts, each with their own function that will affect the way your spacecraft behaves.
- Take full control over your ship’s setup to execute complex flight maneuvers.
- Manage your Kerbal crewmembers, including hiring, training, and sending them into space to become heroes.
- Discover a whole star system with unique moons and planets, exploring detailed terrain at a vast scale.
- Send your Kerbal crew outside their ships for “extra-vehicular” activities.
- Dock spacecraft together to construct space stations, massive starships, and surface bases on new planets.
- Use satellites to scan terrain and find biomes and other anomalies.
- Set up communications networks to communicate between your spacecraft and Kerbal Space Center.
- Research and develop new technologies to extract valuable information and resources from all over the solar system, and much more!
Before you blast off, you may also want to try out the many mods created by the Kerbal Space Program community! The Kerbal Space Program is out right now for £32.99 on Xbox and £29.99 on Steam. Grab the second Add-on pack DLC, Breaking Ground for £11.99.
For PC Steam users:
- OS:Windows 7 SP1+
- Processor:Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz
- Memory:4 GB RAM
- Graphics:DX10 (SM 4.0) capable, 512MB VRAM
- Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
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