Footage of KartKraft is Here!

If this is the future of sim racing, this is pretty sweet. Blending modern visual effects with rock solid driving physics, and an entire game aspect to give structure to the whole experience, Black Delta’s KartKraft will soon be hitting Steam’s Early Access program as yet another sim for avid virtual drivers to follow throughout the project’s development. Seventeen minutes of footage has been uploaded to YouTube by H&A Tech & News against the wishes of the developer – and most certainly violating some sort of non-disclosure agreement – though for the average sim racer, it’s a glimpse into what racing simulators could and most certainly should be. I’m not a kart guy by any means, but this looks pretty fucking awesome for a game that isn’t anywhere near completion.

Much secrecy has surrounded this title aside from an early preview trailer and rather ambitious goals, though now we’ve got a chance to look at what Black Delta will strive to offer, it’s safe to say that at least some of what they’ve promised will absolutely be delivered. The footage opens by demonstrating a GoPro like experience while using the game’s nose-mounted cam, displaying advanced visual effects simply not seen in current titles on the market which are powered by aging engines. As the user swaps through the range of camera views and exits the introduction race to explore the various menus, elements of XP acquisition and general customization features can be seen in brief moments, indicating KartKraft may possibly be much more than just a bland sandbox simulator with an active player count struggling to reach triple digits. Black Delta want to do everything in their power to keep you playing KartKraft past the initial honeymoon phase, rather than having the title collect virtual dust on your desktop alongside a plethora of other simulators.

The raw driving experience appears to resemble PiBoSo’s Kart Racing Pro, something many real world kart racers among us will be highly enthusiastic about as the impressive visuals will be bundled with an equally captivating physics model. However, as this footage has been uploaded against the strict terms of a non-disclosure agreement, there are clearly aspects that aren’t meant to be seen on display in this video. In one instance, the anonymous player drives head on into a makeshift barrier just to see what would happen, only for the kart to sink into the ground and exhibit a Project CARS-like seizure before flinging the rider out onto the tarmac. This doesn’t take away from the raw driving experience when playing the game properly, but it’s clear this is a title still largely under development, and the release on Steam’s Early Access platform quite a ways off.

It’s neat to see these things finally materialize, and while there hasn’t been an official date given that I can find, KartKraft will be available on Steam at some point in the near future.

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78 thoughts on “Footage of KartKraft is Here!

    1. LFS’ biggest issue is that it’s sort of dead.
      Also:
      -stupid licensing scheme
      -isn’t available on a big platforms like Steam/Origin/UPlay so it has no visibility,
      -looks more dated than OG rFactor
      -menus are shit

      It could be a very solid sim, albeit lacking in the game department, but the devs just don’t seem to give two shits about it.

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  1. 13:36… Fucking DEAD. lmao.

    This has been looking great, cool to see Geelong there as well. Hope there’s Eastern Creek as well since I’ve actually driven there in an Arrows kart.

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            1. What frustrates me more than anything is how one-dimensional their trolling is. All gay porn does is make look like I’m telling the truth. Think about how many articles have I spent making sim racers out to be delusional autists… And they promptly go out and prove me right? Not a good gameplan.

              I have no problem admitting that there’s a ton of really shady shit you can find on me just by combing through my social media accounts. Why the autists haven’t gone that route is beyond me. There’s private documents backed up on my mediafire, names of ex girlfriends just sort of sitting there out in the open on Instagram… Hell, I’ve written two posts for TheDirty.

              But nope, better spam gay porn.

              One guy managed to dox me a while back, but nobody even called. It’s like the trolls WANT to stay small-time. Sad!

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                  1. Well leave it up then james, looks like your selling out to the PC gang and whiners mate, this comments section is a perfect reflection of your site (which i like), you have bred this James and to be honest its the only reason i visit lol, for a laugh, and to see some of the bitches moan in here.
                    Don’t go deleting too much to appease the soft cocks

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              1. James why would you wish for trolls to dig up personal stuff on you or anybody?
                Isn’t it better they stay small time?
                Maybe they are not as malicious as you give them credit for.

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                1. Just googled hijinxtattoo to find pages and pages of references of him by you and others here, you got the wrong bloke.
                  If you have a look at all my comments here over the last 6 months you’ll see not one attack of you or this site which i enjoy.
                  I come here for the funny shit, controversy, good articles, the comments section and the chaos of it, i love the serious wowsers getting hammered and being offended by the porn, they say they are offended but they keep coming back don’t they.
                  PRC is like the jerry springer of the SIM world and thats what i like about it,and how popular was Jerry? even my mrs laughs at the gay porn and sledges in here because in the context of the site and hobby its funny, the comments section here is gold.
                  Notoriety is good mate, you gotta play to your strengths,
                  cheers

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    1. What sort of plebs drive go karts?

      Erm, practically every professional open wheeler driver ever and more, but only a fucking pleb with a mind of a 12 year old wouldnt know that.

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  2. *Ignore this comment, it’s actually about this post*

    Seems like a cool sim. Karting is a huge thrill and somehow the big sims don’t know how to capture it. I am interested in it but I fear that karting on it’s own can get a bit boring. it would need a lot of variety in the tracks to make it worthwile for me.

    If the AI is any good, and it has players actually racing online then it’s an instant buy for me. I hope it has shifter karts too.

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    1. Pretending simulating karts to behave like their real life counterparts in game is a hard task, because much of the special “kart” feeling comes from the chassis being so lively that getting it right requires industrial simulation. And while in theory you could precompute a huge look up table, a real time simulation is much more “flexible” 😀

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  3. As a former kart driver, I can say it looks the most authentic physics and handling behaviour out of all games currently released. It shits on anything and everything else that features karts today on the market. Only rF1 and AMS come close, but this is slightly better.

    For a moment I thought that was a video of me from 5 or 6 years ago when I was racing one of those in real life. There’s still work to do though. Collisions seems a little wonky, and while very light, those things shouldn’t start rolling and spinning mid air like it showed 3/4 through the 17min video that is now sadly taken down.

    Keep an eye out for this. It may feature only a discipline and not being open to all kinds of racing. But it looks like it’s done properly and it has the potential of being the best simulation ever released after rF1.

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  4. Its really getting out of hand around here, I’m personally highly offended by the pornography i have had to witness when coming to this site, this is not the values we have in the church.
    Do i have to go to confession and tell my pastor that I’ve been forced to accidentally witness two males in disgusting acts of homosexual sex?
    As an mature adult man I’ve never witnessed anything so disgusting.
    Moderators please clean this site up.

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      1. Major truth thats blasphemous, please show some respect for the church, we do a lot of good in society that most people like you don’t see, how dare you attack the church?

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    1. I’m a Muslim and homosexuality is not only a sin, but a crime under the Islamic law so I was deeply offended and disgusted by some of the images that I had to witness here, fortunately the moderators decided to clean them up.

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      1. EXCUSE ME ANON, Im a gay muslim and proud, HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A SIN IN ISLAM !!
        Who are you to tell me my love for another human is a sin?

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        1. Quran (4:16) – “If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone”

          The Quran, is very explicit in its disapproval of homosexuality. You are a sinner.

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          1. Thats not very well defined, whats lewdness?
            What is lewd about a man making love to another man?
            What about all the ‘straight’ muslims who grow up having sex with Donkeys and Mules?
            Is that also lewd and a sin?

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