Perp and Viewpoint Games have announced the launch of VR Karts on PSVR. In VR Karts players can hop in the driver’s seat of their own customised kart and race against each other through stunning environments as they collect power ups and use weapons to gain the upper hand over other racers.
VR Karts features a host of mad weapons to bamboozle rival drivers, from beehive bombs to crippling EMP strikes which reverse an opponent’s steering. Players can use the unique head targeting that only VR can provide to take out rivals. Players can select their kart and racer colours, then add custom props for extra style. They can also choose from an array of helmets, visors and even horn sound. Learning the shortcuts and hazards on each track is essential to shaving a fraction of a second off lap records to compete with other drivers.
Watch the Oculus Rift launch trailer for VR Karts below, to get an idea of the game in action:
VR Karts offers twelve unique tracks that include races through a grand castle, sunset beach and a twisty cave circuit. Players can battle for first place in six player races across the different environments. Win races to climb the leaderboards and become the best online VR Racer. Players can also play solo to pit themselves against AI racers in Rookie, Amateur and Pro Cups which each feature unique tracks.
VR Karts launched on Oculus and Vive in 2015 and the latest version introduces a host of new features. PSVR players can enjoy improved weapon handling and AI with more complex race tactics and weapons usage, a more realistic world scale for super comfortable VR racing and an improved collision system to control spin-outs. The PSVR release also features the new unique PlayStation control mode using the DualShock4 as a steering wheel and additional customisation prop packs are available via DLC.
VR Karts is available to purchase now on the PlayStation Store at a cost of £34.99. There’s also a free Character Mod starter pack available plus the first paid pack for £3.99.
Read our review of VR Karts PSVR to see what we thought of the game.
View some VR Karts screenshots below: