Ubisoft has announced a delay in the release of the highly anticipated Trackmania Turbo. Originally set to launch late in 2015, Nadeo’s extreme racing videogame has now been pushed back to early 2016.
“The Trackmania series has a strong community that’s at the heart of everything that we do. It’s through their comments and various playtests that we have received valuable feedback for Trackmania Turbo,” states the publisher on the official Ubisoft blog. “We take that feedback very seriously and we’re committed to ensuring that our fans – both old and new – will always have the best experience possible. With that in mind, we have decided to move the release date of Trackmania Turbo to early 2016.”
The additional development time will be used to allow Nadeo to enhance the campaign and the videogame’s interface in addition to improving Trackmania Turbo’s multiplayer modes. “We are also working on adding an extra feature that offers a new way to challenge your friends on your favorite user-made tracks. This is a special mode that we think will extend Trackmania Turbo’s longevity because of how it spurs competition between players [sic],” reads the blog post.
Trackmania Turbo has been confirmed to support virtual reality (VR) devices in both its PC and PlayStation 4 editions, with Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) having previously been demonstrated with the software. Trackmania Turbo is also in development for Xbox One.
“The Nadeo team can’t wait to get the game into your hands, but it’s important for us to also deliver the best possible Trackmania game,” concludes the blog post.
No specific release date for Trackmania Turbo has yet been confirmed, however the ‘early 2016’ date stated could well push the title into the launch window for the Oculus Rift. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Trackmania Turbo and other VR titles coming from Ubisoft.