So, in other words, what we have here is quite a hit, and while many are hoping for Nintendo to come up with Mario Kart 9, it’s pretty clear the company has absolutely no reason to rush this particular launch.
And as it turns out, Nintendo too wants to stick with Mario 8 Kart Deluxe for as long as possible, so the company this week came up with the first update in over two years. The previous update, which brought the game to version 1.7.1, was published on January 23, 2019.
The new update isn’t a massive one, as it only includes just two minor bug fixes. First of all, Nintendo says it has managed to address an issue that caused tournament points to be reset while the second fix targets a problem resetting match history with friends.
Installing the update is as straightforward as possible, as Nintendo Switch owners only have to connect their consoles to the internet, launch the game, and then wait for the new pack to be downloaded and installed. They will then see a confirmation prompt that the new version has been successfully deployed.
While Nintendo sticks with smaller updates like this one, which also land at a super-slow pace anyway, some still dream about expansion packs that would add new racers and tracks. But of course, this is something that Nintendo doesn’t even want to talk about, so right now, both more substantial updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Kart 9 are projects that gamers can only dream about.