Rich from Pitlanes Sim Racing having a great race at PFI on KartKraft and loving the fast frantic nature of kart racing with the latest update.
KartKraft is available on Steam in early access state, and this is what they have to say of their karting sim:
Why Early Access?
“KartKraft is the racing game that as gamers and racing drivers, we’ve always wanted to play. Hugely ambitious and free from the restrictions of what the genre ‘should’ be, we want you, whether you’re a die-hard racing game fan, a hardcore sim racer or a casual gamer, to join and assist us in making KartKraft the most progressive, intense, and immersive racing experience on the PC. Early Access lets us build and expand upon the core game, with the features and content you want to see.
With the most challenging parts of development complete, we’ll be focusing on optimisation, bug fixing, and polishing the existing gameplay, whilst introducing planned, experimental and suggested features through rapid iteration and community feedback via our fortnightly opt-in Steam Beta branch.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“We anticipate KartKraft will complete Early Access in the middle of 2019 coinciding with its release on consoles.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“Whilst KartKraft’s full feature set and development roadmap will be determined by all of the KartKraft community, our initial focus will be on adding the following features:
Online Multiplayer with skill-based matchmaking
- 10 officially licensed, laser scanned tracks
- 20 officially licensed manufacturers
- Modding Support
- Kart builder. Build your kart up from a bare chassis
- League Support
- Triple Screen Support
- Performance Optimisations
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
The launch version of KartKraft Early Access has the following features:
- 8 officially licensed kart chassis: Arrow, CRG, Deadly, Formula K, Monaco, OK1, Praga and Sodi Kart
IAME 125CC X30 kart
- 3 laser scanned tracks: PFi, England | Geelong, Australia | Melbourne, Australia
Asynchronous PvP Leaderboard mode
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“KartKraft will be priced lower through Early Access, relative to the full version release.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“We want you to be a part of the KartKraft development team. Our dedicated community managers alongside our developers, will be listening, responding and noting down what you have to say in our forums, emails, social channels, Reddit, and the Steam discussion boards.
These feature requests and gameplay ideas will be made public on our roadmap for you to vote on what you next want to see in KartKraft as a community. Whether that’s a new class of racing, a new online gamemode, a new burnout challenge, or support for a new hardware peripheral; you as the KartKraft community, get to decide.
Once the features have been voted on each month, you will have access to the fortnightly opt-in Steam Beta branch builds to test and give feedback on the new features and content before the builds are promoted to the public KartKraft release.
This is where you really get to make a difference. Tell us what you like, what could be improved, what bugs you are experiencing or even that idea you have for an awesome new feature. You decide what KartKraft becomes.”