There’s a distinct lack of quality kart racers on PS4, but KartRider: Drift will hope it can secure a podium position from 8th March, 2023. The free-to-play outing – which has been in beta testing for some time – will make a turbocharged start from with its first season, named New World. The game will be completely crossplay across PC, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.

“Full cross-platform, crossplay will be available when Season 1 ‘New World’ arrives on 8th March,” the press release reveals. “Season One also brings with it exciting new content: brand new tracks and race modes, a season-long theme, daily player rewards and events, plus many other improvements.” There’ll be a handful of modes, including combat races, traditional races, license tests, and time attacks.

And, of course, you can look forward to plenty of unlockable cosmetics: “With a dazzling array of unique characters and karts, KartRider: Drift players have complete control over customisation options to express themselves fully and cross the finish line in style. More characters, karts, accessories, and emotes can be unlocked via the standard Racing Pass, where racers can complete different daily challenges and event challenges. New premium challenges and rewards are also available with the purchase of a Premium Racing Pass.”

Will you be giving this a go at all? It doesn’t have the brand appeal of Mario Kart, but the gameplay looks solid, and the commitment to post-release updates mean this should stay fresh for as long as the developer continues to support it.