The release of TrackMania 2: Canyon was somewhat unusual, with a combination of an open-beta/a preorder available on 17 August 2011. This allowed those who pre-ordered access into the multiplayer beta, to get the remainder of the features automatically activated upon the game's official release on 14 September 2011. On 27 February 2013, the game was also released on Steam along with the new installment of the series, TrackMania 2: Stadium. TrackMania 2: Canyon includes a single new environment for the series: Canyon. At the moment TrackMania 2: Canyon features 2 official gameplay modes: Race and Platform.
TrackMania 2: Canyon was followed by TrackMania 2: Stadium and TrackMania 2: Valley in 2013.[3