Kerbal Space Program Reveals Update 0.23 Plans
Squad Unveils Plans for Tweakables and Science Lab Module in Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program is planning to give players a chance to tweak their rockets. Squad, the independent development team behind the space agency sim game, has unveiled its plans for update 0.23.
Lead developer Felipe Falanghe detailed plans for update 0.23 plans on the KSP dev blog, including some exciting updates to Career Mode, which was launched earlier this month. These plans are not concrete, as the team reserves the ability to change the update’s features at any time. The current agenda includes:
- Tweakables: One of the most anticipated features by veteran KSP players, as it allows players the chance to “tweak” how parts work during construction of their rockets and space planes.
- Science Archives: Review all the date you’ve accumulated to date in this new section of the R&D facility.
- Science Revisions: Transmission logic is being redone as well as the way experiments can be reset to improve usability while keeping it challenging.
- Science Lab Module: A new ship part that lets Kerbalnauts test and analyze experiment results while still in the field.
- 3D Mouse Support: Squad is working to introduce this peripheral to KSP.
- Optimizations: This update should feature load time and overall performance improvements.
Additional features are listed on the blog. “Update 0.23 should really refine the existing aspects of Career Mode and add another level of polish and stability to Kerbal Space Program,” Falanghe said. “This update offers new players a more refined Career Mode experience while delivering on a few requested features from our experienced players.”
Kerbal Space Program is still in development and is available on its website and as part of Steam’s Early Access program. New screenshots from update 0.23 are available here: http://goo.gl/KU8KYM.
Users can learn more on the KSP Forums and the KSP Tumblr dev blog. Fans of the game can join the KSP community on Facebook or follow on Twitter for regular updates to the game. Interested in seeing what’s possible in KSP – join the game’s official Twitch channel, KSP-TV, or check out its YouTube page for links to some of the community’s best videos.