Free-to-play vehicle-based competitive platform Trackmania will be arriving on current PlayStation and Xbox consoles in early 2023.
Initially launched in 2020, the current title is a reboot for the lauded driving series, which sees you driving cars with pinpoint accuracy across short tracks that ramp up in difficulty and include online leaderboards.
It also features a strong community component, with a loyal following, thanks in part to the Trackmania Grand League World Cup esports competition and several independent organisations.
Developed by Ubisoft Nadeo in Paris, France, over 280,000 tracks have been created by the community so far, and all will be accessible to console players when those versions launch.
In 2021, a Royal Mode was added, reminiscent of Fall Guys but in cars. In April, the 2022 Spring Campaign added 25 new maps, 100 new medals and more than 130 new blocks.
It follows Trackmania Turbo, which was the last game in the franchise to launch on consoles when it was released in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Trackmania console platforms
Trackmania will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S alongside the existing PC options
Trackmania will also launch on Google Stadia and Amazon Luna at the same time as consoles.
Free to play with optional subscriptions
Anyone with a PC can download and play Trackmania for free via the Ubisoft and Epic Games stores. The same will be true of the console and cloud service versions.
However, two levels of paid subscription are available:
- Standard Access – Daily selection and club solos, live events and club room, create tracks (and test online)
- Club Access – Join and play public or private clubs, create your own club, car skin customisation
Simply, on the free tier, events such as the Cup of the Day are not available, and then Club Access allows the creation of private clubs and competitions.
Free players still access the seasonal campaigns, arriving every three months.
Mercifully, these new versions of Trackmania will include cross-platform play with each other and existing PC players. Progression is also transferable across devices, and the console editions with feature racing content parity with the PC version.
Trackmania console and cloud release date
Trackmania will launch on consoles and cloud services in early 2023.