Currently, the option to play with friends is greyed out and we don’t know when this feature will be added to the game.
Nintendo remains vague on their future plans for the game but have confirmed that Mario Kart Tour multiplayer is coming.
Fans are also asking whether it will cost to play multiplayer in some way, perhaps being part of the premium pass.
However, this is probably just confusion over the current price model, with a special Gold Pass available to buy.
Players can sign up for a free two-week trial subscription to the Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass by tapping the Gold Pass purchase button in-game.
With the Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscription, players unlock the 200cc mode, obtain additional in-game rewards from racing and gain access to bonus goals exclusive to Gold Pass holders.
Once the two-week free trial period ends, it will convert to a monthly subscription for $4.99/month, unless canceled.
And as you can note, there is no mention of Mario Kart Tour multiplayer being part of this subscription model. Some analysts believe that Nintendo may have paid a small price for not having the featured included following launch.
According to Sensor Tower, MKT had a successful launch but surprisingly didn’t surpass Fire Emblem Heroes.
This could be linked to the Gold Pass, with Sensor Tower adding in a new report:
“Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s third-best mobile launch in terms of day one player spending, having grossed approximately $1 million in its first 24 hours. This is about 25 percent of the publisher’s best-performing title on mobile during its launch day, Fire Emblem Heroes, which grossed an estimated $4.3 million across both stores worldwide.
Mario Kart fans are quite disappointed now to find out that there’s no multiplayer included in the mobile Tour launch that will take place in September.
In the game, the option to play with friends is simply grey, and we cannot do anything but ask ourselves if the feature will ever come to the game.