We’ve already had a number of Gamescom related announcements in relation to virtual reality (VR) but the latest has been in the works for almost 12 months according to Australian studio Black Delta. The developers have announced their latest videogame KartKraft (formerly KartSim) will be making its public debut at the Cologne event . KartKraft which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
The kart racer, based off of a 2005 university project by CEO and former kart driver Zach Griffin, features circuits from across the globe, officially licensed products and promises action and acceleration beyond a road car. The studio is showing the latest build at Gamescom 2015 using a six-degrees of freedom motion simulator, which combined with the Oculus Rift will allow users to which will allow those who try it out to ‘feel every bump and vibration as the tyres grip, slide and bounce’ of a circuit whose every nuance has been picked up by laser scanner.
“It doesn’t get much better than this.” Says Griffin, “Being so fortunate to combine my passions for gaming and racing karts, the vision for KartKraft far exceeded what one man could ever accomplish. Seven months since we launched the studio to rebuild KartKraft from the ground up, we can’t wait to show what the Black Delta team has been working on.”
KartKraft is currently scheduled for a Steam Early Access release in the fourth quarter of this year, we’ll be sure to bring you more information on this and our thoughts on the videogame when we have the opportunity. Be sure to follow VRFocus closely for the rest of the week as we continue to bring you news and updates from Gamescom as well as information from elsewhere in the VR world.