Kerbal Space Program 2's recent announcement was generally received as a welcome surprise but some fans were worried it could be an Epic Games Store exclusive or corrupted by microtransactions. Star Theory Games shot both claims down.
Despite not being developed by the original team, Monkey Squad, Kerbal Space Program 2 started up a massive hype train when Star Theory Games and Private Division announced it.
Some fans quickly connected the dots and remembered Private Division is also publishing The Outer Worlds that was marketed on Steam and then swapped to timed Epic exclusivity. This sprung some questions about the path KSP 2 would take and developers released a bona fide torrent of information, including the confirmation that the game will be available on Steam and other platforms.
If you are confused by the sheer size of the KSP 2 mega-thread on the official forums, you can check out the few excerpts Star Theory Games decided to highlight. The three highlighted answers certainly look like selling points so it's kind of official that not going Epic exclusive became one by now.
The second selling point is that the developers didn't incorporate any microtransactions, including loot boxes, and apparently they don't have any intention of doing so. According to the tweet , the developers are solely focusing on a successful launch and not further monetisation.
Mac and Linux players may need to wait for KSP 2 a while longer since the devs currently have no announcements for those platforms. They did state they are looking to bring the game to as many players as possible so should the interest from the community show up, versions for other operating systems will almost certainly happen.
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While the Steam page and the official website didn't have the price tag at the time of writing, the KSP 2 Twitter account did confirm it will stand at $59.99 / €59.99 / £49.99, the standard AAA rate.