One of the funniest and most interesting sci-fi sandbox titles is finally coming to consoles soon. Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition will feature some upgrades to the classic version of the game and will be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in January 2018.
According to the announcement, Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition will include a completely reworked user interface and new controls but that’s as far as it goes. For those not familiar with the title, it’s a sandbox game that lets you take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals.
You have access to an array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics. You can launch your Kerbal crew into orbit and beyond to explore moons and planets in the Kerbol solar system, constructing bases and space stations to expand the reach of your expedition.
Kerbal Space Program is currently a project of Take Two’s new independent studio called Private Division, where developers can work on games at their own pace, rather than being pushed to work on sequel after sequel year in and year out. Their announcement reads:
Get ready to send your Kerbals to the Mun on consoles! The Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this January. Stay tuned for more details on the Enhanced Edition, including a completely reworked user interface, new controls, and more.
As for the headline “Enhanced Edition” that doesn’t particularly mean that we’ll see new graphics or 4K resolution for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, it could just be an interface revamp with some minor tweaks on its gameplay to match the consoles needs. We’ll have to wait though to see if the developers have some aces up their sleeves to reveal at a later date.