Nintendo said in a statement that they will commence testing a multiplayer option for its Mario Kart Tour mobile game next month, a step towards the full multiplayer mode demanded by players and seen as essential to boosting the title’s revenues.

A major test of Nintendo’s shift to mobile, Mario Kart Tour currently does not have the option to race against friends, leaving the game without a key element that has helped make it one of Nintendo’s longest running franchises.

Nintendo’s shares jumped almost 7 percent late last week, a day after they’ve reported strong demand for a low-cost version of its hybrid home-portable Switch console. Nintendo said it sold almost two million units of its handheld-only Switch Lite device in the 10 days after its September launch, doubling their operating profit in the second quarter.