Say “we’re launching F2P Trackmania, with a yearly ‘Turbo Ticket’ [or whatever cutesy name they want for a battle pass/Rocket Pass] that gives you access to advanced features & new cosmetics”. Boom. Done. No one bats an eye.
What a PR tire-fire of a response: “just pay for it multiple times” is exponentially worse than calling it a subscription lol. It’s still scummy, but with F2P you understand what you’re getting into. Spinning it this way just got them into trouble they could have 100% avoided.