Specific kart racing simulators are a bit of a niche within the racing and driving game world. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have some solid choices, especially with Kart Racing Pro release 9 out now.
It’s the second title update of 2019, with release 8 coming out back in April. Which is fairly impressive considering the developer team behind it is largely a solo effort by PiBoSo.
And it’s a solid choice with decent VS support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The new release now includes VR replays as well, which is a good addition.
With Kart Racing Pro, alongside KartKraft, it seems there is a bit of a rise in karting videogames and simulations, which is definitely worth checking out for the differences in approach and driving style required.
If you want to try out Kart Racing Pro for yourself, a demo is available via the official website. As the description of it makes clear, the aim was to create a training tool for real drivers, using a bespoke physics engine, so there’s no AI – you either hot lap or look for online multiplayer races.
Here’s a trailer from the original Steam full release of the game, back in 2017.
Kart Racing Pro Release 9 Notes:
- fix: karts in the wrong pit during connection
- fix: pit position when joining as a spectator
- fix: karts pit state
- fix: multiple race info chat messages
- fix: server restart
- fix: challenge mode
- fix: connection bandwidth usage optimization
- fix: mods folder
- fix: crash when an Arduino Micro is connected as joystick
- fix: B karts clutch paddle animation
- fix: trees, wire fences and 3D grass rendering
- new: detailed data mismatch information
- new: VR in replay
Kart Racing Pro is available for PC via Steam for £29.99.