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Trackmania Turbo

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Nadeo
Release Date: March 22, 2016 (US), March 25, 2016 (EU)

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'Trackmania Turbo' (ALL) Needs More Polish, Delayed Until 2016

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2015 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT

Trackmania Turbo is a matchbox car fantasy on a grand scale, where everything is about the irresistible pursuit of the perfect racing time.

Trackmania Turbo features an “easy to learn, hard to master” gameplay style that relies on time attack racing where players set their own limits and challenges. The gameplay revolves around the perfect combination of matchbox car fantasy on a massive scale, focusing on the pursuit of the perfect run around the track. Players can test their skills in the campaign mode which includes more than 200 head-spinning tracks set in four beautiful environments each with their own gameplay style.

Among these environments is the brand new Lagoon Rollercoaster set in a tropical paradise which relies on gravity and magnetic forces to keep the drivers on track.  To bring these new environments to life, the team has created a new art direction led by Academy Award winning creative director Francois Alaux*. The new direction uses next-generation graphics based on racing culture elements to create a visual identity that immerses gamers in the arcade racing experience.

Trackmania Turbo also introduces an all-new mode to expand the gaming experience. Double Driver is a co-op mode which challenges two players to coordinate and control the same car with two controllers. It also implements a new systemic music feature, where the music is tied to the racing experience, creating its own variations of intensity and dramatic drops.

For those looking to create their own experiences, Trackbuilder is an innovative feature that provides a diversified gaming experience by blending arcade-style racing with an intuitive, customization toolbox. Players can use Trackbuilder to design an infinite number of unique and creative tracks or try their luck by generating random ones. Tracks built in Trackbuilder can be saved and shared amongst the Trackmania community.

The Trackmania series has a strong community that’s at the heart of everything that we do. It’s through their comments and various playtests that we have received valuable feedback for Trackmania Turbo. We take that feedback very seriously and we’re committed to ensuring that our fans – both old and new – will always have the best experience possible. With that in mind, we have decided to move the release date of Trackmania Turbo to early 2016.

During the additional months, we plan to enhance the campaign and the game’s interface. Since multiplayer is such a strong component of the Trackmania experience, we also plan to continue improving Trackmania Turbo’s multiplayer modes. With updated multiplayer modes comes more multiplayer testing. The extra time will give us an opportunity to make sure that the online infrastructure is stable and that the online experience is a smooth one.

We are also working on adding an extra feature that offers a new way to challenge your friends on your favorite user-made tracks. This is a special mode that we think will extend Trackmania Turbo’s longevity because of how it spurs competition between players.

Finally, we will be able to fine-tune the random generator feature and make the Trackbuilder even more accessible and complete. These improvements will allow the community to create more tracks that are faster and crazier than ever before.

The Nadeo team can’t wait to get the game into your hands, but it’s important for us to also deliver the best possible Trackmania game.

Key Features

  • Race through stunning environments with beautiful new graphics, each with their own gameplay experience:
    • Rollercoaster Lagoon: Defy gravity in a tropical paradise, racing through sunny beaches and magnetic rollercoaster tracks.
    • International Stadium: Use your precision driving skills to master the tracks of this indoor worldwide competition.
    • Canyon Grand Drift: Drift your way through the narrow tracks of this North American landscape.
    • Down & Dirty Valley: Use air control and jump through the hills in an immersive countryside setting.
  • Test your skills, win medals, unlock up to 200 unique tracks in over 5 difficulty levels, and progress in worldwide rankings.
  • You don’t have to take on the Trackmania Turbo challenges alone. Team up with a friend and control one car with two controllers. Beware! Communication and synchronization are key to success, or you’ll crash.
  • Play with this intuitive toolbox to design your own crazy outlandish tracks or spice up your experience by generating random ones. Save and share your best tracks to challenge other players.
  • In Trackmania Turbo the music is linked to your racing experience, and it enhances your gameplay by creating variations of intensity & dramatic drops. The music changes as you pass though checkpoints, trigger drifts or achieve jumps, making every race completely unique.

Trackmania Turbo is currently being developed for Virtual Reality devices as a separate project that will be released at a later date than the standard version.


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