Following last year’s €20 million acquisition of French development studio Cyanide and a partnership with A.S.O. (the world leader in bicycle race organisation), Bigben has announced it is adding the Tour de France and Pro Cycling Manager franchises to its expanding games catalogue.
Tour de France and Pro Cycling Manager see new releases each year giving players the chance to race the very latest stages of the world’s most famous and prestigious cycling racing races.
“Sports games have always been an important part of Bigben’s catalogue. We are therefore extremely happy to be publishing these top cycling games, which will strengthen our publishing foothold,” explained Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at Bigben Interactive.
“Tour de France and Pro Cycling Manager are long-established franchises from our studio and are eagerly anticipated by a growing number of fans every year. We are therefore delighted that we will benefit from Bigben’s sports sim expertise in 2019,” said Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide.
Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France, organized by A.S.O, added: “The Tour de France is the ultimate popular sports event. The race goes where the people are, passes in front of houses and is the stuff of dreams. The Tour de France game prolongs the real race experience. It is universally accessible and allows everyone to enter the universe of the world’s biggest cycling race and become a virtual participant.”
Tour de France allows players to step into the shoes of the world’s top cyclists and relive the best moments on the official route of the most famous cycling race on the planet. Players are expected to manage their attack, trajectory and energy to win the coveted yellow jersey.
Pro Cycling Manager on PC puts players in the role of a manager of a team of pro cyclists. This means you can expect to manage a range of team aspects to be successful across over 200 races and over 500 stages including major events such as La Vuelta and the iconic Tour de France.
More details on each of the two upcoming cycling titles will be unveiled in the coming months.