Today, Ubisoft announced that Trackmania® will offer players three distinct racing experiences, Starter Access, Standard Access and Club Access. All three versions will be available on Epic Games and Uplay beginning July 1.
“Trackmania is a universal racing game and with three levels of engagement, we aim to fit every player’s gaming preferences. The Starter Access, which is free, is a great foot in the door for new players. The Standard and Club Access will support creation and sharing tools for our more advanced players.” explains Florent Castelnerac, Ubisoft Nadeo Managing Director.
- 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. Players will be able to enjoy other player’s creations on the Arcade Channel, try various editors (tracks, replays and skins) and map review servers. The weekly Nations League is also available for casual competitions.
- Standard Access: In addition to the free content, Standard Access expands the content available with player creations, including the “Track of the Day” selection, and full access to replay, track editors and map review servers. Additionally, players can participate in daily competitions and keep every “Track of the Day” and “Official” campaign track. One year of standard access is available for $9.99.
- Club Access: Including the above, Club Access allows players to join their favorite clubs to access exclusive content and activities such as skin customization, special campaigns, online rooms, training tracks and competitions. They can also create their own club to share their creations and organize events. Players can participate in the Open Grand League, organized by Ubisoft Nadeo, and try to qualify for the Trackmania Grand League. One year of the Club Access is available for $29.99 or three years for $59.99.
Trackmania is available for preorders on Epic Games and Uplay.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I want to upgrade from Standard Access to Club Access before the end of my 1-year period, do I have to pay for a complete access ? You will have to buy a whole access, but you will be compensated with additional months in your Club Access depending on how many months you had left in your previous access.
Is the game under a subscription model? It’s more like a sport club license model. If you want to compete or practice regularly, a federation helps to organize the competitions, maintain the infrastructures, and you buy a license in return. It’s the same in Trackmania.
Will I be able to buy official skins or special items in the game? There is no microtransaction in the game. To acquire custom skins and special customization, you need to join clubs through the Club Access. There is no restrictions in the skins you can get and the clubs you can join.
In the Starter Access, is the map editor available in a light version? You have access to the simplified map editor, with both keyboard and gamepad options. You will be able to save as many tracks as you want.
After my access expires, will I lose everything I have earned ? No, at the end of your period, you keep the official tracks and Tracks of the Day accumulated