Free-To-Play Kart Racer KartRider: Drift Announced For PS4

Nexon's kart racing game will launch in 2022 on PS4; a beta test is coming later this year.


Nexon's upcoming kart-racing game, KartRider: Drift, is coming to PS4, PlayStation announced during its State of Play today. The free-to-play title will also be getting a beta test in December.

KartRider: Drift is the latest in a series of kart racers that dates all the way back to 2004 with Crazyracing Kartrider, which was available primarily in Southeast Asia. This new title is also in development for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, and it'll support cross-play and cross-progression across all platforms.

The closed beta for the title will go live on PS4 on December 8. It'll have two modes, seven playable characters, and a variety of customization options enabled. Item Mode features team-based competitions where items on tracks allow players to attack and defend. Speed Mode, on the other hand, stresses quick driving and building boosts.

Nexon states that sign-ups for the beta will be live soon on its website. Both the game and the beta test will likely be playable on PS5 through backwards compatibility. It's currently scheduled for a full launch on PC and Xbox this year and PS4 next year, although Nexon has not given a specific date yet.

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