It’s been a little more than 4 years since Kerbal Space Program launched. It is seen as one of the best space games on Steam with a stronghold of ‘Very Positive’ rating since it had come out. With its realistic science and mathematics, with it’s oddly adorable green kerbals, the game has earned the place that it has held. Though not much has been added to Kerbal Space Program since its release.
The first DLC that had come out was back in April of 2018, roughly a year ago, titled “Making History Expansion”. This allowed for players to do mission that were based on real life NASA missions and other historical space explorations. And since then, quiet once more. Though fans of Kerbal Space Program won’t have to wait much longer as developer Squad has been tinkering in the background, working on a new DLC that they announced today.
“Breaking Ground” is the new expansion that will be coming out soon. In “Breaking Ground” players will be able to set up new science stations and bases on the moon or any other planet with power generators and much more. These bases will take the research data that the player collects and transfer it back to the home base to be studied further. So very science heavy. However, if players are looking for some laughs or some general explosion-friendly excitement, there is also seismic data that can be collected by crashing stuff directly into the planet. For science, of course.
Craters, cryovolcanoes and meteors can also have small samples analyzed and further researched back at the main base as well. Though with being able to take all these new samples, the Rover is getting some big addon’s as well. The rovers arms will be getting upgraded with drills and such, and the bigger they are the more effective they will be when getting samples.
Though not to worry, the rover isn’t the only thing getting an upgrade. Pistons, robotic hinges, rotational servos and rotors are all things that can be attached to the players’ spaceship. Each of these components will help with the simulated physics of torque, force, and power consumption. These new add-ons will be able to be controlled by the new robotic controller system that helps how they act as well.
Kerbal Space Program’s “Breaking Ground” will be available on May 30, 2019 for around $15 USD.