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The features listed here are planned for future versions of Kerbal Space Program and may change during the course of development.

This list is not an official road-map for KSP. It is maintained by the community, and has no direct relation to what may or may not be included in the final product. Already implemented features can be found in the version history.

Future features

Current version: 1.0.4

This section lists all planned features for future releases. Entries highlighted in blue are planned for the next update (Soon™). Entries in yellow have been partially implemented. Entries in green are already in development but are not expected for the next update or are that huge that there are multiple updates incrementally adding that feature. Orange is for the questionable features - had pros and contras, or simply unconfirmed.

The entries on the list are not a commitment, and the developer team is not under any obligation to implement them all. These features may be pushed back or implemented on another way then suggested here, or cancelled altogether.

The next version is expected to 1.1, and will among other things update the game engine to unity 5. [1]

Flight operations

  • Enhanced IVAs: Moving and interacting inside of the craft[2]
  • Repairing: Ability to repair certain things. (Already partially added in 0.90)[citation needed]
  • More Prebuilt crafts, for tutorials or as examples[citation needed]
  • Autopilot system (Partially achieved by 0.90.0, now a "Pilot" Kerbal can orient a craft to certain points, e.g. Prograde)

Space Center

  • Upgraded UI for buildings[3]

Spacecraft construction

  • Spacecraft stats: Total weight, loaded resources (per stage?)[4]
  • Exploded view: A schematic visualization of the craft, allowing for greater control over the craft's functionality[citation needed]
  • Solid-booster fuel plugs[citation needed]
  • More parts for moon bases and space stations[citation needed]
  • New antennas[6]

Celestial bodies

  • Maxmaps has gone on record with claiming new planets are, "a big maybe."[11]

Physics & dynamics

  • Wind & turbulence conditions[citation needed]
  • Damage effects[citation needed]
  • New lighting system with better shadows[citation needed]
  • Enhanced physics for wheels[3]

Other game features

  • Life-support systems (presently not confirmed, but has been considered for future inclusion)[12]
  • Probe telemetry[6]
  • Antenna relay networks[6]

Scenery & graphics

  • Procedurally generated craters (Mun in 0.21)[13]
  • Cities and other geographic points of reference[citation needed]
  • Clouds (weather?)[citation needed]
  • Static particles (cloudlets)[citation needed]

Game & engine

  • 64-bit support: Windows (0.24) and Linux are supported.
  • Engine update from Unity 4 to Unity 5.[14]
  • Multiplayer[15]
    • Squad is committed to add multiplayer to the finished game after the success of the user created mod KMP, or Kerbal MultiPlayer. Squad says “Multiplayer is something we had planned to do after it was all said and done, but it’s time for us to start looking at it now”.[16] With 0.24 Squad specifically states that they working on the first steps to add multiplayer after career is finished.[17]
    • KMP is a multiplayer system that has been replaced with DMP (As of 0.23.5). The mod is no longer available to the public.[18]
  • OSC data interface: Connectivity with external applications[citation needed]


  • A more complete SDK and documentation (you can help by adding to the wiki!)[citation needed]


  • Expansion packs/DLCs (different from updates, will be purchased separately and include features distinct from the original game's main idea)[19]
  • [More] Merchandise[20]


These features had pros and contras in interviews.

  • Resources beyond present scope (Fuel, Oxygen, Electricity, etc.)[21] (available with mods)

Not planned or shelved

The following features have either been confirmed or suggested to not be in the official game, or have otherwise been paused or shelved due to scope changes or other considerations. A few, such as autopilot systems, weapons, and mining, are already available via mods.

  • Steam achievements[22]
  • Competitor/rival space agencies[23]
  • Realistically sized celestial bodies [24]
The new EVA suit
  • New EVA suits (New high-poly model will be used only for cinematics)[25][26]
  • Weapons or military features[citation needed] (Available with mods)
  • Autopilot systems[citation needed] (Available with mods, is partially achieved by 0.90.0)
  • Alien civilizations[citation needed]
  • Terraforming[citation needed] (Available with mods)
  • Conversion to a different game engine.[citation needed]
  • Mobile version.[citation needed]

Web Services

Feature Status
Mac Fixes
  • .app packaging (Finder-compatible)
  • Clipboard support
In progress
Auto-resume interrupted downloads In progress
Downloads through BitTorrent (long-term) Planning
Load-balanced Repair Packages Feasibility Analysis


  1. Dev Note Tuesdays on May 26th, 2015
  2. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  3. 3.0 3.1] - Devnote Tuesday 21/07/2015
  4. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  5.] from Devnote Tuesday on 5/07/15
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2] from the article: Development Relay
  7. Devnote Tuesdays: The “Work on ALL the Things” Edition” on the dev blog released on February 18th
  8. [UNOFFICIAL/FANMADE] 0.17 Discussion Thread 2
  9. KSP-TV: Squadcast, back and later than ever!” interview of HarvesteR by Maxmaps (19:40)
  10. Post in the forum by NovaSilisko
  11. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  12. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  13. Procedural Craters dev blog post by "HarvesteR"
  14. Dev Note Tuesdays on May 19th, 2015
  15. Answer on Facebook on April 28th, 2015
  17. The 0.24 Update Goals Post!” by HarvesteR released on February 4th
  19. Expansions blog post
  20. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  21. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  22. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  23. Answer from Maxmaps in his AMA
  24. Q&A during 0.21 early access livestream with Yargnit and Ted
  25. A Closer Look at the New EVA Suit” on the dev blog
  26. Forum post by KasperVLD