Smash indie hit Kerbal Space Program has been purchased by one of the biggest publishers in the world, Take-Two Interactive, it has been announced today.
In a blog post made by Kerbal Space Program developer Squad, they revealed that the game had been purchased by Take-Two but assured fans of the game that it doesn’t change much for the community with the studio still committed to future updates and expansions.
“We have very exciting news to share with the KSP community today: Take-Two Interactive has purchased Kerbal Space Program,” said developer Squad. “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.”
Squad continued by saying, “This is a very exciting time for KSP and the Community, and we hope you’re as thrilled as we are. The team at Take-Two are big fans of KSP, who have been persistently knocking on our door trying to work with us for a long time. They share your passion for the game and we’re really eager to see what Squad and Take-Two can do together for Kerbal Space Program moving forward!”
Squad are currently working on the Making History Expansion for Kerbal Space Program and confirmed that everyone who purchased a copy of the game through April 2013 would still be receiving free DLC as promised, despite the new takeover. Console versions of the game are also still on course to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.
Kerbal Space Program released on Steam back in 2011 and has grown in popularity since, and as a result the game currently has an Overwhelmingly Positive review rating on Steam with 97% of players recommending the game.