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Trackmania free for PC from Epic Games (Launches July 1st)
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Trackmania, the racing franchise from Ubisoft Nadeo, is back with the most compelling remake of Trackmania Nations. Pre-order now, available from 1st July.






Trackmania PC

Trackmania, the racing franchise from Ubisoft Nadeo, is back with the most compelling remake of Trackmania Nations.

  • Trackmania STARTER ACCESS Enjoy a fun racing experience for free with regularly updated content and collectable rewards.
  • NO AI, REAL PLAYERS' GHOSTS Even solo, race against other players’ ghosts that are close to your level to help you improve progressively, at your own pace.
  • REGULARLY UPDATED CONTENT 25 official tracks, updated every 3 months and playable solo, online and locally to practice your racing skills.
  • PROGRESSION You can either play by yourself and enjoy the drive, or collect medals and assess your skills with regional and international rankings.
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dvenator28/05/2020 23:15

I am right I am right https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/trackmania-will-be-free-to-play-but-youll-need-to-subscribe-for-certain-features/


$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.

To be fair I had 100s hours on the original which was effectively the same model. The base game was free, but if you wanted to play around with custom decals on your car, or access additional tracks you had to buy the Deluxe version for about £20.

Granted you have that forever rather than 12 months, but for most people 12 months will be enough for the game anyway.

That said, I'm not sure I like this move towards subscribing for every game you play. First came the transition to digital where you can't trade in, but at least it's yours forever. Now comes subscription models, so actually "buying" a game is actually just unlocking a license for 12 months.

That's the way the industry is going though when you look at all the major publishers who have some kind of subscription club, Ubisoft, EA, Playstation Now, Game Pass.

People are lured in by the idea of "Play every one of our games on release day", and it only costs the price of 3 of those games. If there was no subscription they probably wouldn't have bought 3 Ubisoft games at full retail price anyway. And the moment you stop paying, all of those games are gone, so you are locked in it forever.

Anyway, rant over, I'll probably take the free version of it heads to Steam.
This is gonna be free to play with a subscription model.
barrelMonkey29/05/2020 07:56

$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To …$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To be fair I had 100s hours on the original which was effectively the same model. The base game was free, but if you wanted to play around with custom decals on your car, or access additional tracks you had to buy the Deluxe version for about £20.Granted you have that forever rather than 12 months, but for most people 12 months will be enough for the game anyway.That said, I'm not sure I like this move towards subscribing for every game you play. First came the transition to digital where you can't trade in, but at least it's yours forever. Now comes subscription models, so actually "buying" a game is actually just unlocking a license for 12 months.That's the way the industry is going though when you look at all the major publishers who have some kind of subscription club, Ubisoft, EA, Playstation Now, Game Pass.People are lured in by the idea of "Play every one of our games on release day", and it only costs the price of 3 of those games. If there was no subscription they probably wouldn't have bought 3 Ubisoft games at full retail price anyway. And the moment you stop paying, all of those games are gone, so you are locked in it forever.Anyway, rant over, I'll probably take the free version of it heads to Steam.


As WOPR discovered: "The only way to win is not to play"

I've been playing Trackmania for years and love it but I'm not going to partake in this 'offer' as the free-to-play but then have to subscribe is annoying. I'm quite happy to buy a game but I won't download a 'free' game with either a subscription of pay-to-win option like World of Tank/Warships/War Thunder etc.
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Free to keep? Nice find
One of my old favourites and kids love it too.
This is gonna be free to play with a subscription model.
dvenator28/05/2020 22:07

This is gonna be free to play with a subscription model.


Yeah you're probably right:

trackmania.com/202…ss/

Starter Access: Free for players to race solo or multiplayer on quarterly renewed official campaigns, including 25 tracks, allowing players to earn medals and record scores in the regional rankings
Anyone know if crossplay so my son can playbwith his console friends?
Timmybuktoo28/05/2020 22:18

Yeah you're probably …Yeah you're probably right:https://trackmania.com/2020/05/27/trackmania-details-racing-experiences-with-starter-standard-and-club-access/Starter Access: Free for players to race solo or multiplayer on quarterly renewed official campaigns, including 25 tracks, allowing players to earn medals and record scores in the regional rankings


I am right
pcgamer.com/uk/…es/
Also borderlands the handsome collection is free.
dvenator28/05/2020 23:15

I am right I am right https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/trackmania-will-be-free-to-play-but-youll-need-to-subscribe-for-certain-features/


$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.

To be fair I had 100s hours on the original which was effectively the same model. The base game was free, but if you wanted to play around with custom decals on your car, or access additional tracks you had to buy the Deluxe version for about £20.

Granted you have that forever rather than 12 months, but for most people 12 months will be enough for the game anyway.

That said, I'm not sure I like this move towards subscribing for every game you play. First came the transition to digital where you can't trade in, but at least it's yours forever. Now comes subscription models, so actually "buying" a game is actually just unlocking a license for 12 months.

That's the way the industry is going though when you look at all the major publishers who have some kind of subscription club, Ubisoft, EA, Playstation Now, Game Pass.

People are lured in by the idea of "Play every one of our games on release day", and it only costs the price of 3 of those games. If there was no subscription they probably wouldn't have bought 3 Ubisoft games at full retail price anyway. And the moment you stop paying, all of those games are gone, so you are locked in it forever.

Anyway, rant over, I'll probably take the free version of it heads to Steam.
Ok, so it seems you get most of the game including multiplayer for free. But if you are serious and want to play in leagues or have the latest tracks / challenges you have to pay.
In this case, if you are just after the free fun, it’s not so bad, as there is a big distinction between the two.
barrelMonkey29/05/2020 07:56

$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To …$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To be fair I had 100s hours on the original which was effectively the same model. The base game was free, but if you wanted to play around with custom decals on your car, or access additional tracks you had to buy the Deluxe version for about £20.Granted you have that forever rather than 12 months, but for most people 12 months will be enough for the game anyway.That said, I'm not sure I like this move towards subscribing for every game you play. First came the transition to digital where you can't trade in, but at least it's yours forever. Now comes subscription models, so actually "buying" a game is actually just unlocking a license for 12 months.That's the way the industry is going though when you look at all the major publishers who have some kind of subscription club, Ubisoft, EA, Playstation Now, Game Pass.People are lured in by the idea of "Play every one of our games on release day", and it only costs the price of 3 of those games. If there was no subscription they probably wouldn't have bought 3 Ubisoft games at full retail price anyway. And the moment you stop paying, all of those games are gone, so you are locked in it forever.Anyway, rant over, I'll probably take the free version of it heads to Steam.


As WOPR discovered: "The only way to win is not to play"

I've been playing Trackmania for years and love it but I'm not going to partake in this 'offer' as the free-to-play but then have to subscribe is annoying. I'm quite happy to buy a game but I won't download a 'free' game with either a subscription of pay-to-win option like World of Tank/Warships/War Thunder etc.
This used to be free2play anyway.. then they changed it all to pay2win upgrades, pay4tracks, pay4anything....

It was good, then I think it started dying due to the business model, maybe they eventually realised
Els1e29/05/2020 08:22

As WOPR discovered: "The only way to win is not to play"


How about a nice game of chess*?
(*Chess pro subscription required)
DingIs29/05/2020 08:26

This used to be free2play anyway.. then they changed it all to pay2win …This used to be free2play anyway.. then they changed it all to pay2win upgrades, pay4tracks, pay4anything....It was good, then I think it started dying due to the business model, maybe they eventually realised



Part of the problem, from somebody who only ever took a casual interest, is that it seemed like Counterstrike... everybody was playing a tiny subset of what was available over and over again. Which is possibly sort of the point of Trackmania, but I was eyeing up these interesting packs and they seemed pretty dead and poorly thought of.

On the plus side, I bet that's going to apply again, which at least makes it less tempting to go the paid route.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 29th May
DingIs29/05/2020 08:26

This used to be free2play anyway.. then they changed it all to pay2win …This used to be free2play anyway.. then they changed it all to pay2win upgrades, pay4tracks, pay4anything....It was good, then I think it started dying due to the business model, maybe they eventually realised


I'm not sure I agree with that description - the original Trackmania games were paid for. Then they release Nations which was completely free. Nations Forever had more than just the stadium. Then Trackmania 2 was 3(?) different packs round a central hub, so you just bought the packs you wanted. Then the last Trackmania Turbo was a paid for/all inclusive title.

So I can't remember any version you had to pay extra to get more functionality.
alg29/05/2020 10:50

I'm not sure I agree with that description - the original Trackmania games …I'm not sure I agree with that description - the original Trackmania games were paid for. Then they release Nations which was completely free. Nations Forever had more than just the stadium. Then Trackmania 2 was 3(?) different packs round a central hub, so you just bought the packs you wanted. Then the last Trackmania Turbo was a paid for/all inclusive title. So I can't remember any version you had to pay extra to get more functionality.


I had a free Trackmania, and after playing it for a few months on and off, one of the updates changed it so I could only play 2or 3 tracks with a couple of cars, I would have had to pay open up the main game again. So I uninstalled.
Els1e29/05/2020 08:22

As WOPR discovered: "The only way to win is not to play"I've been playing …As WOPR discovered: "The only way to win is not to play"I've been playing Trackmania for years and love it but I'm not going to partake in this 'offer' as the free-to-play but then have to subscribe is annoying. I'm quite happy to buy a game but I won't download a 'free' game with either a subscription of pay-to-win option like World of Tank/Warships/War Thunder etc.


Dial up in a phone box...
dvenator28/05/2020 23:15

I am right I am right https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/trackmania-will-be-free-to-play-but-youll-need-to-subscribe-for-certain-features/


Congratulations
Bought for free. Thanks
Mrrix3229/05/2020 09:34

How about a nice game of chess*? (*Chess pro subscription required)


lichess.org is 100% free, clean site & and magnus carlsen (world champ) plays there.
So fond of this series
Spent so many hours on the PC playing this, all the short tracks on line, good times
Blimey, Trackmania. Puts heaps of hours into Original and Sunrise (and later the amalgamated United Forever). Never really touched TM2 though bought a couple of environments. Might have to revisit, wonder if there is still any online action for United?
Amazing game, you don't need the extra content
It's this what they remamed the new NHS track and trace app to make people actually download it?
Only way they can make people to use that horrible laucher is by giving free games...
barrelMonkey29/05/2020 07:56

$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To …$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To be fair I had 100s hours on the original which was effectively the same model. The base game was free, but if you wanted to play around with custom decals on your car, or access additional tracks you had to buy the Deluxe version for about £20.Granted you have that forever rather than 12 months, but for most people 12 months will be enough for the game anyway.That said, I'm not sure I like this move towards subscribing for every game you play. First came the transition to digital where you can't trade in, but at least it's yours forever. Now comes subscription models, so actually "buying" a game is actually just unlocking a license for 12 months.That's the way the industry is going though when you look at all the major publishers who have some kind of subscription club, Ubisoft, EA, Playstation Now, Game Pass.People are lured in by the idea of "Play every one of our games on release day", and it only costs the price of 3 of those games. If there was no subscription they probably wouldn't have bought 3 Ubisoft games at full retail price anyway. And the moment you stop paying, all of those games are gone, so you are locked in it forever.Anyway, rant over, I'll probably take the free version of it heads to Steam.


Bravo. Trouble l is as long as people buy in to it the more they will do it. I was brought up in the good old days of gaming of buy it, play it. Now you buy it, play a little bit, buy more of it, play a little bit more......
huevox29/05/2020 19:43

Only way they can make people to use that horrible laucher is by giving …Only way they can make people to use that horrible laucher is by giving free games...


Also on Uplay from the 1st. If you see that as any better, of course
barrelMonkey29/05/2020 07:56

$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To …$10 a year for full access to all tracks, $30 a year to join the 'Club'.To be fair I had 100s hours on the original which was effectively the same model. The base game was free, but if you wanted to play around with custom decals on your car, or access additional tracks you had to buy the Deluxe version for about £20.Granted you have that forever rather than 12 months, but for most people 12 months will be enough for the game anyway.That said, I'm not sure I like this move towards subscribing for every game you play. First came the transition to digital where you can't trade in, but at least it's yours forever. Now comes subscription models, so actually "buying" a game is actually just unlocking a license for 12 months.That's the way the industry is going though when you look at all the major publishers who have some kind of subscription club, Ubisoft, EA, Playstation Now, Game Pass.People are lured in by the idea of "Play every one of our games on release day", and it only costs the price of 3 of those games. If there was no subscription they probably wouldn't have bought 3 Ubisoft games at full retail price anyway. And the moment you stop paying, all of those games are gone, so you are locked in it forever.Anyway, rant over, I'll probably take the free version of it heads to Steam.


Technically the game isnt yours at all. Any digital purchase is just a license to use the software.

While right now it doesnt make much difference, if Valve/EA/Ubisoft etc were to go bust there is no guarantee you could re-download any games or use any online features.
sprite12759429/05/2020 19:53

Bravo. Trouble l is as long as people buy in to it the more they will do …Bravo. Trouble l is as long as people buy in to it the more they will do it. I was brought up in the good old days of gaming of buy it, play it. Now you buy it, play a little bit, buy more of it, play a little bit more......


Sounds like me with iRacing.
oh man.. this is gonna be dope!
cheers OP, heat added
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