The Kerbals (Kerbelians, Kerbelites, Kerbans??) will soon have more options in space. The Breaking Ground Expansion is coming to the PS4 on December 5, and it brings some new ways to experience the place where no one can your green astronauts scream. The game looks friendly, so I’m assuming there’s no actual screaming. Moving on.
The brainiest Kerbals will receive more ways to study the heavens. There is a new coat of paint and new features on the planets, and your crack team of researchers can use the insights they gain to make new scientific discoveries. These breakthroughs could propel you further into the unknown reaches of space.
These discoveries won’t make themselves, so your intrepid engineers have created new tools to make them possible. If you need to grab a mineral on a hostile world, use the robot arm. If your collection of ceramic cats won’t stay on the shelf, you can use the seismometer to measure the geological activity on a planet. Finally, no trip would be complete without a weather station to collect data and let you know whether to wear the summer or winter space suit.
Finally, everyone hates walking, even on other planets. There will be a host of new parts for you to craft your ideal vehicle. The info from the developer shows there will be “rotors, hinges, pistons” and ways to make those move together and move them along. It looks like your creativity and supply of willing testing volunteers are the only limits to your success.
If you’ve been looking for a reason to restart your Kerbal Space Program, the Breaking Ground Expansion blasts off on December 5th for £11.99/€14.99/$14.99.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.