With KartKraft quickly building up speed towards its impending release, you could be forgiven for forgetting about another great karting simulator, Kart Racing Pro. PiBoSo’s brainchild, and original self-published sim is a surprisingly good drive. It has also progressively evolved over the years, and has just had its 15th Beta release!
The biggest update is the implementation of the new Oculus SDK, improving support for the Oculus Rift CV1. Many minor adjustments have been made as well, including the simulation of aerodynamics, and the way the chassis works under load.
Lonato, the circuit featured in the demo of Kart Racing Pro, has also seen a facelift. It has been updated to 2016 specs, and it does look quite good! PiBoSo released a video of the track, with a few laps being run with the Oculus Rift.
In more exciting news, KRP has been approved on Steam Greenlight, so it will be launching on Steam, to compete with KartKraft! It will be very interesting to see how the two titles stack up on release, and my mindset is, the more the merrier! If you want to jump in right now, you can still buy into the beta on the official website.
Have you given Kart Racing Pro a spin lately? Let us know!
Kart Racing Pro Beta 15 Changelog
fix: chassis simulation
fix: aerodynamic simulation
fix: tyres’ physics data
fix: race gap calculation
fix: track animations timer
fix: kart selection page optimization
fix: allow for a separate track layout image
fix: screen resolution setting
fix: plugins sprites color
fix: plugins calls when loading a replay
fix: input plugins POV support
fix: updated to Oculus SDK 1.3.x
fix: user interface background
new: karts default setups support
new: garage wheels load and ride height readouts
new: compare setups option
new: fixed setup option
new: default controller profiles support
new: intake paint support
new: dash paint support
new: option to force the rolling start
new: wing support
new: moving wing support
new: shared skies support
new: random skies support
new: support for dash flashing led
new: driver and camera set selection from plugin
new: vsync setting
new: MyChron5 dash
new: Lonato 2016