You have a short period of time to play Trackmania Turbo for free. The game has currently entered into open beta at the moment ahead of its official release on March 22nd next week. The beta will run from March 18th to March 21st.
The beta is available to those part of the Ubisoft Uplay Club. You need a Uplay account to join in on the action to gain access to games ahead of release or special benefits, such as participating in free open beta weekends.
The registration is available over on the official Uplay website. As they state on the site…
“Unlock exclusive benefits such as extra game content, limited edition goodies, or discounts in the shop. Compete with your friends and stand out amongst the crowd”
The news about the open beta was accompanied by a new trailer to help sell gamers on the idea that maybe they might be inclined to sign up for Uplay. You can check out the trailer below.
Trackmania offers you the ultimate arcade racing universe where everything is about reaching the perfect racing time. Test your skills in over 200 tracks, experience immediate fun by challenging your friends at home (offline splitscreen) or online. The competition lasts forever: design and share your own tracks with other players in the Trackbuilder!
The game itself will launch with more than 200 different tracks across four different environments, including the Stadium, the Canyon, the Rollercoaster and the Valley. It’s a combination of all of the previously released Trackmania games combined into one.
Players also have the option of creating their own tracks if they feel the ones that Nadeo made are inadequate in any way. Alternatively, some people may just want to make really big, really grand, really awesome tracks to race on with or against others.
Trackmania Turbo includes the standard online racing modes, along with tournament play and competitions. The closed beta featured the standard server rooms where players pile in and compete for the best times on a playlist of various tracks. The full game will contain so much more, including the brand new mode Double Driver, which sees two players controlling one car, along with Hot Seat mode, which sees multiple players quickly getting small amounts of screen time to race around the track in their car. Hot Seat mode used to be real popular way back in the day and it’s cool that Nadeo is bringing back some old-school flavor for a new-school audience.
And of course, there is a split-screen mode. This allows players to take on friends or rivals locally with up to four people racing their hearts out in some competitive couch play.
In addition to racing and creating tracks, a fully robust vehicle editor is included in Trackmania Turbo as well. So players can create and modify the livery to make the perfect stunt beast.
You can learn more about Trackmania Turbo and the open beta weekend, which runs from March 18th to March 21st, by visiting the official website.