Velan Studios recently released Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit blends trending augmented reality technology and the real world around us to create something truly special. The creative team at Velan Studios and Nintendo have spoken to technology publication CNET about the thoroughly ambitious project which started early development back in mid-2017. Both companies say they are very excited to explore what’s possible with the ambitious new tech in the years ahead stating that, “It’s a rich new paradigm to explore in the future.”
“The breakthrough technology is that we’ve fundamentally decoupled the camera and sensors from the host device (the Nintendo Switch system), which unlocks all sorts of new possibilities. It’s a rich new paradigm to explore in the future!”
“I believe that in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, it’s possible to see the Nintendo philosophy of developing new, unique integrated hardware-software entertainment,” Nintendo’s Tamori added. This isn’t Nintendo’s first hardware experiment, in other words, and it won’t be the last.