ShootMania Storm's release date has been delayed until April 10th, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
The upcoming FPS from TrackMania developer Nadeo had previously been set to launch tomorrow - although we hadn't heard anything about the shooter for several months.
That'll change next month, when Nadeo throws the doors open to its customisable arenas in a new PC beta - due to begin 12th February - lasting until the game's launch. More details on that are on the way.
TrackMania's classic Stadium setting is making a return for Nadeo's sequel, and it'll form the free-to-play component of the soon to be expanded TrackMania 2.
Stadium's on course for release at an as yet undisclosed date early next year, and it'll arrive in tandem with Valley, the first expansion proper for TrackMania 2 since it launched with Canyon last September.
Whereas Stadium places an emphasis on the over-the-top elements of TrackMania, Valley's a more down-to-earth approach. It's based on a map that allows for tree-lined roads, tight corners and an experience that's more like that of a traditional racing game - although its taste for ludicrous jumps ensures that it holds on to the TrackMania character.
The big FPS rivalry of 1999 was fought between two games that decided to ditch single-player campaigns and focus on the future - on being multiplayer and competitive. They were Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament.
Not content with Peter Molyneux, Randy Pitchford, Dean Hall and Paul Wedgwood (plus all the others), we're happy to announce today that Ghost Recon Online and ShootMania Storm will also be on next week's Rezzed developer session schedule.
A closed beta for PC multiplayer FPS ShootMania Storm goes live next month, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
Those interested in taking part can sign up now on the game's official site - you're "guaranteed" to get a beta key.
Registration ends on 2nd July, with the beta itself kicking off soon after and running for seven days.
PC versions of Far Cry 3, Ghost Recon Online and Shootmania will all be playable at Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show, the organisers have announced. (We're the organisers, incidentally - just trying to sound flash. La di dah.)
Ubisoft and TrackMania developer Nadeo have announced a new game called ShootMania Storm.
Well, we say new, but Ubisoft was banging on about ShootMania as long ago as 2010.
ShootMania's an online multiplayer FPS for PC. Nadeo apparently wants to do to the FPS genre with ShootMania what it did to the driving genre with TrackMania.
Ubisoft has announced plans to create a user-generated content platform for PC called ManiaPlanet.
Speaking during its packed E3 conference, the publisher said TrackMania developer Nadeo is involved, but the idea is to expand ManiaPlanet to include other games.
Two were mentioned. QuestMania will go into beta soon, while ShootMania is targeting Q1 2011.