'Trackmania 2' readies public beta test
Friday 12 August 2011
Online racing game
2 Canyon will offer a multiplayer beta to those who pre-order the game, with access available from August 17 onwards.
That's the same date that Gamescom starts, so expect to see Ubisoft tout Trackmania 2 along with Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Driver: San Francisco, and Rayman Origins.
There'll be organized tournaments for Trackmania 2 Canyon, as it's already found a place among the Electronic Sports League's roster of games.
Trackmania 2 Canyon is going to cost $24.99/£19.99, with other currencies to be announced.
Using a system that lets players run simultaneous time trials without crashing into each other, Trackmania 2 might not have the realism of PC alternatives iRacing or rFactor.
Instead, it offers loops, banks, fantasy tracks, course creation and sharing, and a swarm of vehicles joyously hurling themselves over each bump and jump.
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