One of the most anticipated racing games to come out this year is IMGN.PRO and Black Delta’s KartKraft. This game has been in development for a very long time, and was originally one of the more promising games to appear during the early days of Steam Greenlight. Yeah, it was THAT long ago.
The developers recently announced that KartKraft has entered into Early Access on Steam, where you can grab a digital copy for $19.99. During the first week of being on sale you can actually get the game for $17.99 due to a 10% off discount.
The Early Access version right now only includes one engine, a photomode, a PvP leaderboard, eight chassis manufacturers, and three playable circuits.
The full version is scheduled to include 10 officially licensed laser-scanned tracks with photorealistic precision to match the actual tracks, 20 licensed manufacturers, Steam Workshop support, online league support, triple-screen support, further optimizations, and the ability to build your very own kart from the ground up.
You can see what the game looks like in acton with the trailer below.
Visually the game looks really, really good. The natural lighting effects and ultra HD texture work and kart models almost makes it look like you’re there in real life. If VR headsets weren’t so awful when it came to frame-rate and resolution, I would almost be excited for potential VR support. But even still, you have to admit that Black Delta has captured kart racing with a level of realism and dedication to the physics like no other racing game on the market.
According to the development roadmap they do have plans on adding VR support to the game, along with the ability to swap and inspect components up close, and additional language support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, and Chinese.
You can keep track of the weekly updates for the game, or learn more by visiting the Steam store page.
The developers have plans on finishing up KartKraft and releasing the full thing on Steam next year, along with getting out a home console release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at some point in the second quarter of 2019.