Would you be interested in a cycling based video game that didn’t involve a smart trainer? For those times that you’d rather prop yourself up on the couch than pedal, Tour de France 2020 is headed to your favorite gaming console.
For years now, Cyanide Studio has been giving gamers the chance to race the Tour de France – without a bike or a trainer. As they lead up to the release of the 2020 edition, Cyanide and NACON have been teasing new features including the new first person view to make you feel like you’re actually in the peloton. Now, they’ve released details on the new Time Trial mode with realistic features.
In addition to choosing between the aero position for speed at the expense of bike handling, or the classic road position to pick up speed quickly, riders are forced to carefully meter their pace to make it to the finish line in the fastest time.
Just like the real Tour, the Time Trial mode is just one of the stages virtual racers will encounter on their way to Paris. In addition to the Tour, the game will also include the chance to race Liège-Bastogne-Liège (“The Old Lady”), a 266km one-day classic in Belgium. The game is also said to have an improved AI to make attacks more realistic, and a new interface that makes it easier to anticipate the course and the position of your competitors.
Releasing on June, 4, 2020 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Tour de France 2020 will also be available later on PC.