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KartRider: Drift arrives on Playstation and Xbox consoles with exclusive collaborations

KartRider: Drift

Console fans can now experience Cross-Platform, Cross-Play kart racing thrills against PC and mobile platform racers from all over the world

March 9, 2023 – Console racers rejoice! Drift-fueled kart racing action comes to even more platforms today with the debut of KartRider: Drift’s Season 1 – “New World.” KartRider: Drift is now available to download and play for free on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, alongside PC (Steam, Nexon Launcher) and mobile (Android, iOS) racers from around the globe.

As part of the Season 1 launch, Nexon is also pleased to announce two limited time in-game collaborations: KartRider: Drift x Porsche and KartRider: Drift x MapleStory which will offer racers with exclusive experience. Porsche’s iconic sportscars 718 Boxster, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet and Macan GTS will be available as Karts during Season 1. Racers who log-in during Season One1 can immediately claim the 718 Boxster. Also, racers will be able to meet two MapleStory characters soon.

Season 1 is packed with exciting new updates and features, new race tracks, Item Grand Prix and Speed Grand Prix modes, new karts and cosmetic items (characters, emotes, boosters, and license plates), plus a brand new season racing pass with normal and premium tiers.

Racers interested in gaining a competitive edge and squeezing the most performance out of their karts will find plenty to cheer about in the new Upgrade system arriving with the Season 1 update. Players on all platforms can fine-tune their karts to increase its grade from common, fine to rare, resulting in improved stats and better handling.

Lastly, Season 1 “New World” brings generous new log-in rewards and daily event rewards to keep racers coming back for more.

Be sure to follow the official website for all the latest update news and information. KartRider: Drift is available to download and play for free on Playstation, Xbox, Steam, Nexon Launcher, iOS App Store, and Google Play.

Racers, start your engines! Ready… Steady… Drift!


NOTE: Nexon’s KartRider Rush+ mobile racing game, launched in 2020, will continue to operate as a standalone title and does not share cross-play with KartRider: Drift.

About KartRider: Drift

KartRider: Drift is Nexon’s multiplayer kart racing party game, taking inspiration from earlier titles in the phenomenally successful KartRider franchise, delivering drift-fueled racing action, featuring multiple game modes and deep kart and character customization in stunning Unreal® Engine 4 graphics. Available on Steam, the Nexon Launcher, mobile (iOS and Android) during Preseason, and with Xbox and PlayStation consoles joining at the launch of Season One, KartRider: Drift offers free-to-play, online cross-platform play and progression to challenge friends regardless of the platform they choose.

Launched in 2004, the original KartRider was the first title in Nexon’s legendary kart racing series, and subsequently gained huge popularity in Asia and beyond, amassing more than 380 million players during the nineteen years since release. As a franchise, KartRider has established a strong brand across Asian markets and a huge eSports presence in Asia, with an official league starting in 2005. It continues to be the longest-running eSports league to date.

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