After originally being slated for a console launch way back in 2019 and following its launch away from Early Access on PC in January this year, a recent earnings call document has revealed that KartKraft is heading to a console this year.
The Q4 2021 earnings call for KartKraft owners Motorsport Games showcased an estimated timeline for all upcoming games it has currently slated for release, alongside estimated years for launch.
Interestingly, the BTCC game is listed as “anticipated release date to be determined,” alongside a slew of NASCAR console, PC and mobile games, continued rFactor 2 support, the IndyCar game and a 24 Hours of Le Mans title.
For KartKraft, under ‘2022’ is a ‘single console release’.
As to the specifics for this, there are no further details. The term ‘single console’ implies that not every contemporary system will receive the title. We wouldn’t expect such a graphics and physics intensive title to appear on the Nintendo Switch, so that leaves either Xbox or PlayStation.
Then, under ‘2023’, it states ‘KartKraft Console and PC’ – our assumption here then is that whichever console missed out on the game in 2022 then receives the simulator in 2023.
The KartKraft news doesn’t stop, as ‘KartKraft 2 Console and PC’ is listed for 2024.
The current, and original, KartKraft has had a long gestation period. Work began in 2015 and it entered Early Access via Steam in 2018, before its release in 2022. The title is praised for its impressive visuals and realistic force feedback, but currently lacks online racing and a single-player career structure.
We contacted Motorsport Games’ public relations team, but it was unable to comment at the time of publication. Either way, it does seem like there’s going to be a lot more virtual karting action in the future.
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