Rocket launch sim Kerbal Space Program lands on PS4

Hit indie game Kerbal Space Program will be released on the PlayStation 4 on July 12th, the developer has announced. If you've never heard of it, KSP is an odd-ball simulator that tasks players with designing and building their own rockets, successfully launching them, and then flying into space to complete missions. While it keeps things light-hearted with its cute Kerbal race of alien creatures, KSP is known for its very realistic use of physics when it comes to launching spaceships.Kerbal Space Program has been in the works for quite some time, with an official PC release only debuting last year, following an early beta that first kicked off in 2013. The game features three modes of play:

- Sandbox: Players are free to build anything they can come up with.

- Science Mode: Players are tasked with advancing the Kerbals' knowledge by conducting experiments and unlocking new technologies.

- Career Mode: This is the real meat of the game, with the entire space program under players' control. This includes crew management, reputation building, and "contract" missions that are used to fund space center facility upgrades and repairs.

"If you're into space travel, flight simulators, or sandbox games, there's no way you can miss this. Our physics-based space flight simulator is recognized for its realism and attention to detail, while keeping the gameplay experience fun and rewarding," writes developer Ezequiel Ayarza.

The PS4 release also means redesigned controls; the DualShock 4's analog sticks and triggers will offer more precision when controlling a spacecraft.

KSP is priced at $40 on Steam, but it wasn't confirmed it that will be the same for the PS4 version. If you don't have a PS4 but still want to launch rockets from the comfort of your couch, Xbox One and Wii U releases are coming in the near future as well.

SOURCE PlayStation Blog