VIDEO | PC Saturday, August 13, 2011 | 10:25 PM

TrackMania 2: Canyon multiplayer beta in videos

TrackMania 2: Canyon multiplayer beta in videos

TrackMania 2: Canyon will be out on September 14th, but we were able to play the multiplayer beta and make some gameplay videos. As a reminder, a public multiplayer beta will be available on August 17th for those who preordered the game.

Replay 1
Replay 2
Time Attack 1
Time Attack 2
Multiplayer 1
Multiplayer 2
Multiplayer 3
Multiplayer 4

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Commented on 2011-08-13 22:34:12
Most gorgeous in-game racer outhere. puts to shame all other non 60fps racers.
Commented on 2011-08-13 23:04:38
In-game racer. Wow, new genre?

But shit this looks pretty. This remembers me that PC gaming looks so gorgeous. My next PS or Xbox must have this good looking games as Arcade variants. With retail games looking extreme.
Commented on 2011-08-13 23:16:54
Looks pretty insane, but I'll wait for the next Burnout for my "insane car gameplay fix", that's always a safe bet.
Commented on 2011-08-14 00:04:05
Wish they'd release this for console too, but I guess all that free content scares MS and Sony away
Commented on 2011-08-14 00:11:35 In reply to nostradamus
It looks fun. This could be downloadable game but it was probably never on consoles so they are not releasing it
Commented on 2011-08-14 00:29:51 In reply to prodygee
Posted by prodygee
In-game racer. Wow, new genre?
in-game, cutscene/replay, pre-rendered. know your shit, mang.
Commented on 2011-08-14 01:02:11 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
in-game, cutscene/replay, pre-rendered. know your shit, mang.
We know what in-game means. You just put it completely the wrong spot.
Commented on 2011-08-14 01:04:45 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
Most gorgeous in-game racer outhere. puts to shame all other non 60fps racers.
lol not even close man. It looks like hot-wheels racing :p

This is a PC game, you have to see NFS, Dirt on PC. Actually all console racers looks better than this.
Commented on 2011-08-14 01:13:58
I still got my copy of sunrise. Great game. Looking forward to this one.
Commented on 2011-08-14 01:29:53 In reply to _killzone_
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2011-08-14 04:57:07
ground textures look hella nice in some pics.
Commented on 2011-08-14 10:10:10 In reply to foda500
Posted by foda500
Go get your eyes checked.
indeed, lol. Not to mean there is only one true 60 fps console racer, and doesn't hold a candle to this smoothness.
Commented on 2011-08-14 11:32:26
Like Multi-Theft Auto, only with graphics.
Commented on 2011-08-14 12:23:56
Has multiplayer always been like this? No collisions with other cars I mean.
It looks pretty good graphics wise, but it looks and sounds unfinished. Some particle effects would be nice, better engine sounds, more inspired track design (mods will help this).
Commented on 2011-08-14 12:24:43
Looks great. but i see alot of framedrops here and there - hardly consistent framerate... But when it runs fluid it does look really, really nice. The lighting is pretty darn good.

however, I would not compare this at all with your everyday Forza, Dirt, Grid, GT5 etc. They are just completely different games in a total different genre.

Burnout, Wipeout and Split Second are what I would compare this with... but even compared to those games this looks very hollow.

It certainly looks the part, but I'm really not intriqued. Where are the unique selling points that should get me hooked?
Posted by droezelke
Has multiplayer always been like this? No collisions with other cars I mean.
It's something you can turn on/off - atleast you could in the previous version.
Commented on 2011-08-14 12:51:28
Played Sunrise for a very long time, and this is a nice upgrade from version 1. Pre-Order already done :)
Commented on 2011-08-14 13:20:41 In reply to BooMMooB
Posted by BooMMooB
It's something you can turn on/off - atleast you could in the previous version.
Collisions between cars never existed in TrackMania, and never will, it's not the spirit of the game.

Maybe you've been mistaken by videos well edited to show fake collisions, or another game that is not TrackMania.
Posted by BooMMooB
Looks great. but i see alot of framedrops here and there - hardly consistent framerate... But when it runs fluid it does look really, really nice. The lighting is pretty darn good.
As I rendered the videos from the ingame renderer, it's fully 60 frames without any drop, maybe it's from your PC/video player. At first some videos had too heavy bitrate for my GTX 570 and seems stutturing a little, then I lowered the bitrate a bit and it was good, with still a great image quality.

FYI, the ingame video renderer allows to have consistent framerate in the video, only adds reflections to all cars (only on yours during gameplay), and better antialiasing (FXAA during gameplay).
While playing with all settings maxed out, the game looks the same, with the exact same pretty good lighthing.

And don't worry, the game will run smoothly on every computer that could run previous TrackManias.
Commented on 2011-08-14 16:42:44
Crap!I thought its for PS3!!! :-(
Once I found a cool racing game which I really want to play and it's only for PC...
Commented on 2011-08-14 16:59:58
I need this. TM is hotness.
Commented on 2011-08-14 17:56:46
Miguel - cool. thanks for telling. Never used to have issues with the 60fps steams on gamersyde running on my macbook pro, but whatever. :-)

pretty sure on the collision though, even it's been a few years since i last played it. guess my memory failed me. :((
Commented on 2011-08-15 21:05:42
really, really crisp! i like it! i do notice tho that the wheels not spinning??

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