KartKraft, the go-karting simulation game, created by developers Black Delta, has signed a “binding term sheet” with developer/publishers Motorsport Games Inc. While this doesn’t mean the deal is done, it does mean that it’s pretty close.
The agreement will see Motorsport Games take ownership of the KartKraft IP with key members of the game’s development, including founder Zach Griffin, joining Motorsport Games to form ‘Motorsport Games Australia’. This new team will continue the development of KartKraft.
Motorsport Games is best known for the NASCAR Heat franchise, developed by 704 Games. We already know that the NASCAR products will see an overhaul this year, which is something to look forward to for sure. Motorsport Games is also known for a number of esports competitions, including last year’s Le Mans Virtual, which was arguably the largest racing esports competition that has ever been held.
F1 superstar Fernando Alonso, who is a shareholder in Motorsport Games also commented on the move.
As a former Karting World Champion and owner of my own karting school, I want people of all ages to be able to experience the joys of karting first-hand. Nearly all the top drivers began their motorsport life in karting and KartKraft is a natural progression for introducing a new generation of drivers to the sport.” – Fernando AlonsoSource: Motorsport Games
For those that aren’t aware, KartKraft is available on Steam as an Early Access title. It has a “very positive” rating on the platform. When the game is released in full, users will be able to build their own karts, with access to 10 officially licensed tracks with 20 licensed kart manufacturers.