Mario Kart 8 Deluxe may well have been out for over a year now - and has actually been out for over four years if you count the Wii U version - but that doesn't mean that support for the game is over just yet.

Head of software development at Nintendo, Shinya Takahashi, recently took part in a short video which found its way to the Nintendo of America Twitter account. As you can see, Takahashi has confirmed that the game is still scheduled to receive future updates.

Not the video-watching type? We have you covered:

“Hello, everyone. I am Shinya Takahashi from Nintendo.

Now you are able to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe using the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Motorbike. So whether you’ve been using bikes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or not, please try playing with the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Motorbike.

There will be further updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so please look forward to it.”

Thanks to the recent addition of support for Nintendo Labo's Toy-Con Motorbike - which can now be used as a controller in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - it's unclear whether these "further updates" will be Nintendo Labo-only affairs, or whether Nintendo has more DLC content up its sleeves. A racetrack based on Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City, anyone?

As ever, let's get a discussion going on in the comments. Feel free to share your wildest dreams for future Mario Kart updates with the community below.

[via twitter.com]