Local multiplayer is a joke and an afterthought without this mode.
How this issue, and yes, it should be considered an issue, has gone open for this long is impossible for anyone posting here to understand.
The only reason that people play TrackMania as opposed to any other racing game out there is because of how the online races are structured. You go in, you have 3 minutes, and you keep racing the track until you get it JUST right, shaving seconds off your lap with each try.
To not only overlook this mode, but to IGNORE the requests made for it by the community is insane. The current splitscreen modes are terrible minigames that are not only poorly structured, they are annoying to even navigate around. The entire splitscreen experience is clunky, and the game modes suck. They've duck-taped a bunch of garbage together and called them "mini games" instead of delivering on what makes TrackMania so damn fun.
It's sad. I would have returned the game if the store would let me. Now it just gathers dust and serves as a reminder that the game is dead to me and many others.
You guys had one objective, and you failed to deliver to everyone that has posted in this thread, and the countless others who unfortunately didn't think to take to the forums to complain about this failure. You guys screwed us on local splitscreen BIG LEAGUE.
I bought the game because I wanted to play time attack mode and I took it for for granted that the game would have this game mode. If I could choose I would rather have my money back when I see that the game doesn't have this game mode in split screen. I played the existing splitscreen modes for a couple of hours with my friends and got bored of the game. Now I only play the game if I'm really bored on my own.
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And please don't speak into the name of all players. We speak with many players and I can confirm that they like Trackmania (I include all Trackmania games) for many different reasons: creating maps, having fun in family, taking part to competitions, meeting players on servers, developing tools, servers, creating game titles (for Trackmania games released in maniaplanet), driving the solo campaign, etc.
Trackmania Turbo is a console game that we also released for PC players but it's developed as a console game.
So for sure you will find features only available in Trackmania Turbo (as double driver) and you will also find some features only available for Trackmania titles developed for PC.