KartRider: Drift Preseason begins January 11, 2023 for PC, iOS, and AndroidPlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to follow at a later date.
KartRider: Drift will launch in Preseason for PC via Steam, iOS, and Android on January 11, 2023, developer Nexon announced. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow at later date.
Preseason, which similar to an Early Access phase prior to the launch of official service, will feature events that offer various awards, shops, Racing Passes, and more. All progress from Preseason will carry over to official service when it launches.
Here is an overview of the game, via Nexon:
Welcome to the newest free-to-play title in the popular multiplayer racing franchise with over 300 million players! KartRider: Drift is the only free-to-play, cross-platform kart racer where arcade thrills, the fastest drift fueled skilled competition, and deep kart and character customization in stunning Unreal Engine 4 graphics awaits you on the track.
Challenge your friends across platforms with no barriers, no pay walls, and no pay-to-win elements preventing you from having a great time while topping the leaderboards. Created from the ground up for dynamic, online gameplay there’s new content being added regularly and huge content updates every Season. No Limits.
- This is KartRider: Drift – Experience the newest free-to-play title in the popular franchise with over 300 million players! Discover the cross-platform multiplayer kart racer featuring high definition Unreal Engine 4 graphics that is the most expansive, accessible, and competitive kart racing title ever!
- Grab the Wheel for Free – Race together anytime and anywhere! KartRider: Drift is easy to pick up and play across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with no pay walls. With local play split-screen and online features, there’s always a way for you to play completely free with friends across the globe.
- Racing Never Looked Better – Take control in the only kart racing game with high definition Unreal Engine 4 graphics and full freedom to personalize your ride. Endlessly customize your character to fit your own unique personality and craft the perfect kart to cross the finish line & top the leaderboards in style.
- Take the Lead – Elevate your game through the fastest and most competitive multiplayer sprints in kart racing—KartRider: Drift‘s exclusive Speed Mode. Push yourself to the limit with Speed Mode’s precise controls, advanced drifting system, and highly skilled gameplay. With no items and no RNG, success on the track is determined by skill and mere seconds.
- Kart Racing Evolved – More than any other kart racing title, KartRider: Drift is a living, online multiplayer game that is always adding new karts, characters, skins, tracks, and customization options at regular intervals plus huge Seasonal content drops. Keep your garage stocked and your skills sharp as the game grows over time!