Ubisoft has announced that 2006’s Trackmania Nations is getting a tune-up in the form of an expansive remake that’ll be coming to PC later this summer. The new version will bring with it some fresh track-creation options in addition to the single-player campaign and daily track selections.
Announced at the finals of this year’s Trackmania Grand League – the game’s official competitive circuit – Ubisoft published an interview with Florent “Hylis” Castelnerac, managing director at Ubisoft Nadeo, to coincide with the news. Speaking on the current design ethos of Trackmania, he says there’s been a renewed emphasis on clarity over complexity.
“At first, we had a simple approach. Then we moved toward more rich, beautiful, and complex creations, including map-making, but lost simplicity in the process,” Castelnerac said. “Today, I would like to combine depth, beauty, and lightness. I think it is what people expect from modernity: to be powerful yet simple. I hope that’s what we’ll be with Trackmania.”