After 4 years of updates, Nintendo has introduced that its cellular racing sport Mario Kart Tour will not obtain new content material after October 4.
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The in-game message was shared to X (previously Twitter) by longtime dataminer OatmealDome. After thanking the neighborhood for enjoying and asserting the subsequent set of excursions (a sequence of races that final two weeks), Nintendo confirmed that content material from October 4 onward will merely be recycled in perpetuity.
“From 10/04/2023 (Wed) on, excursions will include content material from excursions which have appeared earlier than,” the corporate wrote. “Word: No new programs, drivers, karts, or gliders will likely be added following the Battle Tour beginning 10/04/20223 (Wed).”
Whereas the sport gained’t obtain any new updates going ahead, Eurogamer experiences that Mario Kart Tour will stay playable for the foreseeable future.
Kotaku reached out to Nintendo for remark.
Mario Kart Tour launched in September 2019 and shortly turned considered one of Nintendo’s most profitable cellular video games. As of September 2022, the smartphone spin-off has raked in some $293 million globally, however not with out its justifiable share of controversy. “Highlight Pipes,” a gacha mechanic that mainly functioned like loot packing containers with undisclosed odds, drew specific ire from the sport’s neighborhood. Nintendo eliminated these pipes in September 2022, however the firm is nonetheless dealing with a class-action lawsuit as of Might 2023 from a dad or mum who claimed his youngster shelled out some $170 on Highlight Pipes through a bank card.
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Nintendo has a handful of different cellular video games it’s nonetheless engaged on, together with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fireplace Emblem Heroes, and Tremendous Mario Run. The corporate, which additionally noticed enormous success this yr with The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film, is trying to increase its enterprise, dipping its toes into occasion organizing and different areas, in keeping with The Washington Submit.