Kart Kraft

Published on May 7th, 2017 | by Ben


Kart Kraft Where’s the Updates Black Delta?

Its nearly been a year since Sim Racing fans where eagerly anticipating the Early Access release of Black Delta’s Kart Kraft, June 4th 2016 was to mark the 10 year wait that fans had been looking forward to finally trying out the impressive look Kart sim.

When June 4th approached and Black Delta stayed silent and at the last minute we receive the word that the game was be delayed for another 8 weeks.

Here is the press released put out from Zach Griffin at the time.

“Hi All,

There’s only one way to start this post, and that’s to apologise for the way we handled the delay of ‪‎KartKraft‬ Early Access. Our lack of communication was simply not good enough, and we need to make sure it doesn’t occur again.

During the ongoing Closed Beta Test, we’ve been working with our dedicated community testers to improve every aspect of KartKraft. In just the past 48 hours, the most recent wave of the CBT group have completed 28,665 laps of Geelong onboard the IAME ‪KA100‬ powered karts with testers from 37 different countries.

With an incredible response to the game during the entire CBT period, we’ve received highly detailed feedback and suggestions that we’ve been able to include in the weekly CBT releases. From the Force Feedback, Physics, Lighting, UX and UI, Wheel support, Triple screen support and overall level of performance, there’s not one component of the game we haven’t worked on and improved; with over 1600 fixes/features/improvements made during the past 10 weeks.

The CBT has also highlighted some key features and performance issues on lower end hardware that must be fixed before we release #KartKraft. Thus we have decided to extend the CBT period and release date by approximately 8 weeks to ensure KartKraft meets and exceeds your expectations on Day 1, even as an Early Access game. We will make a further announcement to confirm the exact release date in the coming weeks.

We will also be increasing the number of testers in the CBT and sending out additional waves beyond the initial allocation to make sure more of you are able to participate in the testing. (Those who were part of Thursday’s Beta wave who are still having issues redeeming your Steam Key, please expect an email with an updated key on Tuesday next week. We are currently working with Valve to resolve the issue.)”

Since the press release we have seen little to no information on why Kart Kraft has not been released, there forums and social media have been dead for nearly a year now with the only active community being the steam forums with most respones from the developers promising more information SOON.

Black Delta has lost the majority of there supporters and it’s not really hard to see why, recently they posted in blog response this

“Hello all, We are currently working hard on the final tasks. Stay tuned for any announcements on our social media pages. KK”

It looks like more broken promises are on the horizon but we urge Black Delta to give full transparency to the community as the route they have taken so far has only damaged the reputation of the game and pushed people away.

We still hold out hope for the future of Kart Kraft.

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