Ubisoft has bought Parisian developer Nadeo, known best for the car-jumping and route-planning TrackMania series of games.
Nadeo Studio has released TrackMania Nations Forever to the Internet.
TrackMania developer Nadeo has told Eurogamer that the new TM compilation will be in the shops by the end of the year. Nadeo also revealed that a beta is scheduled to start some time around the end of August / start of September so they can try out all the new network features.
The TrackMania United website has revealed details of the new compilation that's set to include all the previously released games and add-ons in the series.
TrackMania Nations ESWC is out now and available from Eurofiles or the official site.
Nadeo's released a trailer for TrackMania Nations ESWC, which we previewed just the other day, with the game due to go live on Friday.
TrackMania Nations is entirely free, having been designed as a training and competition platform for the Electronic Sports World Cup, where players will face off for a total of $40,000 - and compete for similar totals in tournaments focused on other games like the latest Pro Evolution Soccer and Gran Turismo titles. It also features a full working version of TM's trademark track design tool.
The TM Nations ESWC trailer is around 70MB in size, and you can either download it from Eurofiles or watch it right now on Eurogamer TV.
Counter-Strike. Quake. Starcraft. Sending Rupert fictional expense sheets and then filming him as he opens his email client. Electronic sports are more popular than ever - but they're not for everyone, and everyone's always five million times better than you by the time you get into them anyway.
Not content with doing a free expansion for TrackMania Sunrise, and, er, presumably not content with doing a reworked version of the original TrackMania either, French developer Nadeo is doing YET MORE COOL FREE STUFF.