The 2020 Tour de France won’t take place this July on French roads, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the racing action. Set to debut a month before the real race was originally set to hit the road, Tour de France 2020 is a new video game for Xbox, PS4 & PC that puts you in the peloton, fighting for the yellow jersey and the coveted sprint up the Champs-Élysées.
Tour de France 2020 video game bike racing for Xbox, PS4 & PC
The new cycling video game follows the path of popular sports titles that get updated each season with the top athletes & teams like FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA, NHL & Fortnite (fine… one of those doesn’t really belong). You don’t need to be the fastest person on the bike, maybe you just need to hone your hand-eye coordination and work on tactics.
With uncertainty for the running of this year’s Tour De France (it’s been postponed until Aug29-Sept20, for the time being), fans of the biggest race in cycling find a vacuum of no team or rider news, and even little in the way of tech previews. So, that’s where this official Tour De France video game comes in.
French game developed Cyanide Studios and publisher Nacon imagine you virtually recreating the iconic race at home, either from a computer or gaming console to get the immersive experience of the Tour peloton, and if you do well the “thrill and suspense” of virtually holding onto the yellow jersey.
“With this new first-person camera, the game let you become a real pro cyclist with a highly-realistic perspective. Breakaways, steep slopes and high-speed sprints will be more staggering than ever this year…. You’ll be able to dive into the Pro Leader mode where you’ll have to create your rider, choose their specialization, get better results over the seasons to ultimately become the leader of the Pro Cycling ranking.”
For now, we just get a preview of some of the first-person gameplay, and will have to wait for more details… Tour De France 2020 is set to launch officially June 4, 2020 for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One consoles, with the PC version coming soon after to Steam.