The Tour de France has gone from strength to strength over the years, but after finally putting a few decades of controversy behind it, it has been the Brits and Team Sky/Ineos who have scooped the biggest prizes. In the virtual world though it’s been a bit more of a struggle, with past years of the official Tour de France game failing to ever come close to replicating the excitement of the real world. Perhaps 2020 is the year for that to change though and today we see Nacon and Cyanide coming together to reveal the first details – and the release date – of Tour de France 2020 on Xbox One and PS4, and Pro Cycling Manager 2020 on PC.
Grab your lycra, strap on that helmet and prepare to test the power of your legs as Tour de France 2020 and Pro Cycling Manager 2020 will release on console and PC come June 4th 2020.
This time round we see the PC offering once again providing much more of an overall experience than that of the console, allowing you the chance to take your pro cycling team to the very top, managing your way through 230 races and more than 650 stages. This time round though you’ll be able to work with your riders’ moral, plan stages to a better degree, and fight against the dynamical and aggressive AI.
Pro Cycling Manager 2020 features include:
- Managing the morale of your cyclists in career mode to recreate this essential aspect of real races
- A new stage planning system to help assign your team members
- A more dynamic and aggressive AI that forces you to adapt and improve your strategy in real time
The console version – that of Tour de France 2020 – does away with the management side of things and just requests us to jump on a bike and pedal for our lives. With the Yellow Jersey the ultimate prize, TDF 2020 will feature all the stages of the official Tour de France just with a redesigned UI, a deeper Time Trial mode, and a secret new feature that will be revealed in the coming weeks and months.
Details of TDF 2020 as follows:
- Liège-Bastogne-Liège (“The Old Lady”) added, a 266km race of steep climbs
- A redesigned interface that provides better anticipation of the course and position of competitors
- A deeper time-trial where posture and sprint management are crucial for success
- A more realistic AI that grabs any attack opportunity
- A unique immersive aspect thanks to a new feature that will be revealed soon
If you like your cycling then the official Tour de France 2020 videogame from Nacon and Cyanide should be from you. Here’s hoping it provides a better overall experience than the games before it.
Hit up the announcement trailer below though and let us know what you think.