Fancy a new Mario Kart style game on Xbox? While there are plenty of options out there these days — including the surprisingly decent Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3 — a new free-to-play option has just arrived on Xbox.

Nexon's KartRider: Drift is now live on consoles as the game slides into Season 1. Clearly, the team is envisaging this as an ongoing title, with more DLC and updates expected to arrive in the coming months.

The game did have a pre-season period on PC as well, with the Steam version launching back in January. It's had quite a bit of attention on that platform so far, with more than 3,000 user reviews amounting to a "mostly positive" rating at the time of writing.

Here's a bit more info on KartRider: Drift straight from the dev team:

"KartRider: Drift is the only free-to-play, cross-platform kart racer with deep kart and character customization in stunning high-definition. Eight players can race online in up to teams of four and face off in item or drift focused races with karts and characters you personalize.

Challenge your friends across platforms with no barriers, no pay walls, and no pay-to-win elements preventing you from having a great time while topping the leaderboards. Created from the ground up for dynamic, online gameplay there’s new content added regularly and huge content updates every season."

Are you thinking of giving this kart racer a try? Let us know if you'll be crashing into the barrier down below.