That’s according to a UI item on the newly-launched mobile game’s menu screen, which states that multiplayer will be “available in a future version update.”
[UPDATE: Mario Kart Tour multiplayer will be beta tested in December, the game’s developer has announced. The beta test will be limited to subscribers of the game’s Gold Pass.]
At launch, the mobile racer is focused on single-player races and bonus challenges, with competition encouraged via the game’s online leaderboards.
It was revealed on Wednesday that the game includes a ‘Gold Pass’ subscription service that helps players unlock more in-game rewards.
The service costs $4.99 / £4.99 per month and includes benefits such as unlockable Gold Gifts (such as Metal Mario or a golden kart), plus access to Gold Challenges and 200cc racers.
A two week free trial for Gold Pass is available for each Nintendo account.
Every two weeks a new course and unlockable content will be added based on a real-world location, such as London, Tokyo and Paris.