Teams, races and game modes: the two cycling simulations unveil their content
Lesquin, France, June 4, 2020 – This summer, the most prestigious cycling competition will take place thanks to you! NACON and Cyanide are pleased to announced the release today of Pro Cycling Manager 2020 on PC and Tour de France 2020 on Xbox One et PlayStation®4. And for the first time, Tour de France 2020 will be available on PC, in August.
The official game of the Tour de France lets you play with the teams participating in the Grande Boucle with their official jerseys. Other invited teams will also be playable, including Circus-Wanty Gobert and Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles.
As well as the 21 stages of the Grande Boucle, many other official races are available in Tour de France 2020: the Critérium du Dauphiné, Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix – and for the first time – Liège-Bastogne-Liège, also known as “The Old Lady”. Players can also create their own competitions in My Tour mode by selecting stages from those available.
In Pro Leader mode in Tour de France 2020, players can create their own cyclist, select their speciality and develop their skills over multiple seasons. In Pro Team mode, players take control of a whole team of cyclists: switch between teammates during races, devise strategies and recruit new cyclists. And for the first time, players can enable a first-person camera for unprecedented immersion and also experience a completely redesigned Time-Trial mode.
In Pro Cycling Manager 2020, players step into the shoes of a manager in its extensive Career mode. After choosing a team, players must manage their cyclists’ training, schedule races, invest in better equipment, find new talent to recruit, keep morale high, and sign contracts with new sponsors to increase their budget and improve race results against a combative AI.
The dashboard has been improved to provide better visibility, and an assistant manager is now available for the first time to help with planning the race schedule. Players can take part in over 230 races and 650 stages in Pro Cycling Manager 2020.
Pro Cycling Manager 2020 is now available on PC.
Tour de France 2020 is available on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. PC version will out in August.
NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 8 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market, enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages and achieve its ambition to become one of the world’s leading players in gaming. https://www.nacongaming.com/
Cyanide is a French video game development studio created in 2000 and based in Nanterre. It has two subsidiaries located in Montreal and Bordeaux. The studio is known for its sports games, such as the popular PC series Cycling Manager and its console version, Tour de France. Cyanide is also the author of Blood Bowl (Sport/Fantasy, 2009), the adaptation of the famous Games Workshop board game; Game of Thrones (RPG, 2012); Styx: Master of Shadows and the sequel Styx: Shards of Darkness (Infiltration, 2014/2017); and Call of Cthulhu, a game adapted from the tormented world of HP Lovecraft (investigative RPG, 2018). More information can be found at www.cyanide-studio.com.