Pro Cycling Manager: Tour de France 2011, the latest edition of the popular sports game series, was revealed today by publisher Focus Home Interactive. Below you’ll find the very first screenshots of the game, just in time for the 2011 cycling season!
These three exclusive screenshots show off some of the top features, like the improved 3D engine that powers these realistic races. New cyclist models of various shapes have been designed, reflecting the real-life stature and riding style of each competitor. The environments boast more varied scenery, landscapes, and tracks than ever before.
While looks are important, the real meat of the game is still the management aspect, which is now more detailed than ever. The user interface has been streamlined for easier reading, while still offering more precise interactions with the team’s cyclists and sponsors. Sponsorship management is richer and more in-depth, and each cyclist’s performance during a competition will directly impact their salaries and sponsors’ offers. To keep things interesting, the updated AI presents fierce competition with plausible, unpredictable behavior in the pack, during breakaways, in sprints, and other highlights of the race.