Trials Fusion online multiplayer planned for 2015, PC beta live

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Trials Fusion online multiplayer planned for 2015, PC beta live
Trials Fusion's support for head-to-head online multiplayer is running a little behind its end-of-the-year schedule, according to a press release from Ubisoft. The launch window has shifted to early 2015, though PC players can rev up in a beta that's available now.

Fusion's online components include Online X-Supercross, a randomly-selected three-course score battle for up to eight players, Private Game, which lets up to eight compete in individual, modifier-friendly matches, and Private Game with Spectator, a mode similar to Private Game that lets its hosts watch the matches they create instead of partaking.

Fusion had online functionality closer to its launch in the form of tournaments, but they were ran off of leaderboards rather than direct competition. Teams were also implemented in this week's update, which allows up to 50 players to band together under a name and emblem to conquer leaderboards dedicated to tracking teams. The eventual-arrival of parallel multiplayer will address one of the criticisms within Editor-in-Chief Ludwig Kietzmann's review, but even with that absence and a nagging need to unlock content, Ludwig remarked that Fusion "nails its balance between purity and cruelty."
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TRIALS FUSION™ INTRODUCES TEAMS AND ANNOUNCES ONLINE MULTIPLAYER COMING IN EARLY 2015

Join a Team and Race Rivals in the Online Multiplayer PC Beta Starting Today

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 20, 2014 – Today, Ubisoft released a free update that introduces Teams in Trials Fusion. Players can now form Teams to compete against rivals and work their way up the Teams leaderboard by boosting their Team score.

Teams can have up to 50 members and are represented by a name and emblem. Each Team hosts its own bulletin board where teammates can communicate. Additionally, Teams will be able to race each other in private games through the upcoming Online Multiplayer feature.

Online Multiplayer, coming to all Trials Fusion players as a free update in early 2015, will allow four players per race on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and up to eight players on the Xbox One games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. PC players will have a chance to test out the Online Multiplayer in beta starting today.

Three Online Multiplayer modes will be available including:

Online X-Supercross- up to eight players race on three random tracks, after which a winner is announced based on an accumulative best score.
Private Game- up to eight players select which tracks to race and customize race parameters such as gravity of the track, modifying bike speed, or inverting the bike's controls.
Private Game with Spectator- Players looking to watch online multiplayer select the tracks and parameters for the race and invite eight other players to ride so they can kick-back and watch the race. These matches can also be broadcast using streaming platforms.

Multiplayer will also host a global leaderboard that tracks the experience players have earned from the Online X-Supercross mode.

Developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev, Trials Fusion has sold over one million copies and offers players an unlimited array of obstacles and challenges as they race against the clock to set track records.

For the latest information on the multiplayer of Trials Fusion, please visit http://trialsgame.com/multi.

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