Black Delta Trading Pty Ltd (Black Delta) were a Melbourne-based games development studio that produced KartKraft. In 2021 they were acquired by Motorsport Games and their head of studio, Zach Griffin, promoted to Director of Technology at Motorsport Games. Black Delta was renamed Motorsport Games Australia.
Motorsport Games Australia have been quietly working behind the scenes for years on the licensed IndyCar title, and left KartKraft users feeling a little abandoned in the process despite a “full release” branding exercise for KartKraft in January, 2022. Unfortunately, this week, Motorsport Games announced that the studio was being shut down, and all staff appear to have been laid off, including Zach, according to an SEC filing from the week before.
The likelihood of KartKraft ever continuing development is basically nil, in my opinion. That’s such a massive shame. It really was just so good, and had the potential to be great.