It promises to let you go from zero to 60 in just 3.2 seconds, and has today arrived on Early Access on PC, but the big news is that the extreme racing sim of KartKraft will be coming to Xbox One, PS4, VR and PC officially in 2019.
In fact, Q3 of 2019 is the promised release window and once the indie team at Black Delta have successfully guided their kart racer KartKraft through the Early Access minefield, we’ll be finding it releasing for real on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and VR.
KartKraft aims to bring the most advanced vehicle physics ever produced for a racing game, as you get the chance to master the skill of kart racing around laser-scanned fully recreated tracks. You’ll be given the chance to accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds with no suspension, while racing against 20 other drivers, feeling every bump in the road and becoming at one with your kart as it bends, twists and bounces its way around officially licensed tracks.
This will see you pulling more than 2.5G at times, as you hit the corners on three wheels and let the engine scream to 21000 RPM. Remember, there are no seatbelts here either!
“I raced karts for five years and retired after blowing up three red valve Formula 100 motors in the same weekend. At the same time I was racing, I was studying Computer Science and game development so that I could make games about the sport I love. KartKraft is a labor of love for me and my team. It took us longer than we expected, but we are excited to share our first game with our fans,” said Zach Griffin, CEO, Black Delta.
Early Access Game Features Include:
- Circuits: Three laser-scanned, fully recreated circuits (The Geelong Kart Club, Go Kart Club of Victoria and Paul Fletcher International).
- Karts: 8 officially licensed kart models – from manufacturers like Arrow, CRG, Deadly, Formula K, Monaco, OK1, Praga, Sodi.
- Asynchronous PvP Leaderboard Mode: Race against all players to earn spots on the leaderboard; see where you rank against your friends, your country and across the globe.
- With every lap recorded and uploaded, you can see where you competitor brakes, turns and accelerates to gain a competitive edge.
- Single Player Mode: Players will race against AI, but results will be judged against all other players (available from second week of EA)
- Levels of Difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard, Legend, Adaptive (available from second week of EA)
With a ton of customisation options promised, if you are down with the karting scene and want something that will replicate your petrol-fuelled weekends, then KartKraft may just be it. Feel free to check it out on PC with the Early Access model but we will of course keep you fully informed as to the console development side of things too.