Space-related news in 2021 has been dominated primarily by headlines announcing successful flights made by famous and wealthy people. To this day, us “normies” still are bound to only dreaming of seeing outer space. But, thankfully, unlike the early days of the space age, regular folk don’t merely have to rely on pictures and movies to mimic the experience. Nowadays, we have video games. And with the power of the Nintendo Switch, the experience can be taken anywhere. Spaceflight Simulator wants to give space fans this very chance to go on an intergalactic adventure no matter where they are.
Spaceflight Simulator is being developed by the one-man band Stefo Mai Morojna. His new sim will make use of authentic physics calculations to allow players to engineer and launch their own rockets; a concept similar to that of the hit Kerbal Space Program on PC.
The new sim space sim will include various different vehicle parts to attach to the user-created rockets, with the overall strategy being to find the right combination of parts to build powerful enough vessels that can go faster and further into the “Great Beyond”.
This exploration won’t just be for show, either. Spaceflight Simulator is poised to include a full-scale recreation of our solar system, including virtual versions of our solar system’s planets and moons that have the same dimensions of their real life counterparts, and the same physical attributes. These planets will be reachable and thus the spacecraft you build has to be able to withstand their extreme conditions.
Spaceflight Simulator has been on PC for a while now, but will now be making its way to the Switch sometime in 2022. It has received some big updates over the years, and this next update will be the largest yet. This prime version is what Switch users will get to enjoy alongside Steam users when it launches.