Most kids can't wait to grow up, but young Ryan Kaji can definitely take his time. At the tender age of seven, the YouTuber is already getting his own video game, which is coming out for console and PC later this year.
Ryan may very well be the most popular kid in the world right now. His YouTube channel brings in a billion views every month, and he has over 27 million subscribers. It's difficult to understand how this boy has only been alive for seven years.
The game, Race With Ryan, will be out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 1st. The racing title is developed by Pocket Watch Studios and published by Outright Games.
"We are so excited about launching Race with Ryan. The game is fun and fast and we believe kids all over the world will love playing it," Ryan's father Shion, who created all of the game's characters, says.
"For young fans of Ryan's World, Race With Ryan will give them an immersive, rewarding and fun experience with their favorite Ryan characters," Outright Games CEO Terry Malham declared. "Race with Ryan is a big new step for both the Ryan brand and us a company, working with one of the biggest YouTube superstars and their studio partner to create a full-fledged console game is something new and wholly exciting."
As many as four players will be able to race each other in Race With Ryan, and those familiar with the YouTuber and his channel should be happy to know that all of the characters created by the seven-year-old and his family will be available to race with.
It's hard not to be jealous of Ryan here, but it's also hard not to be happy for him; this is quite a big deal. Many kids have been told that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up, but we live in an age where you don't even have to grow up to realize a dream. Ryan is living proof.