Mario Kart 8 director on why the game lacks a track editor
It was nearly a couple of months ago that Nintendo’s Hideki Konno commented on why Mario Kart 8 lacks a track editor. Now the game’s director has weighed in as well.
While speaking with STACK, Kosuke Yabuki said:
You are referring to the tool that users can design the course freely, right? If so, we have decided to give it a pass this time. There are so many elements and features in Mario Kart 8 – in addition to ground, water and sky sections, there is now anti-gravity and it is required to design the tracks to utilise three dimensions. If we added a simple course editor, it wouldn’t be a very user friendly tool. When we develop a tool like this, we want to make sure it is easy to use for everyone, but in order to do so for a project like this, we would need many more innovations. It may come one day in the future.