The Tour de France 2016 official games will be available June 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Cycling lovers and Grande Boucle enthusiasts will be able to wear their favorite team's jersey and ride in the Tour as a cyclist on the console editions, or become the sports manager on the PC edition. In order to make your wait shorter until the Grand Départ, we are shifting the excitement up a gear by releasing both titles’ launch trailer today.
In the Tour de France 2016 for consoles, play as the greatest champions seeking to wear the yellow jersey in the 21 stages of the 2016 Tour, and in other big competitions such as the Critérium International or the Dauphiné. Guide your rider in the heat of the race all the while attacking, sprinting, counter-attacking, choosing the best trajectory and making the best tactical decisions. Decide to hit the road alone, challenge your friends or play cooperatively on the same screen.
This year, experience even more realistic stages thanks to enhanced graphics that bring the new route to life as you run by the Mont Saint-Michel and the Mont Ventoux before the grand finale on the Champs-Elysées. The Challenge mode, that puts your descent skills to the test, is now multiplayer, while the Pro Team, in which you build your team over several seasons, benefits from many improvements and from a brand new sponsor and objective system! Finally, sprint lovers can now 'throw their bikes' and win precious inches in order to be the first to cross the line.
On PC, become the sports manager for a team of professional riders, and take part in a great 2016 season packed with new features, over more than 200 competitions (550 stages) including the famous Tour de France 2016 and La Vuelta. It is up to you to coordinate every aspect of a team's life: recruiting, contracts with cyclists and sponsors, managing the staff, training and handling the race calendar… All this, alongside making real time key decisions during the stages. Play by yourself or challenge managers from all around the world in an entirely rethought online multiplayer mode (create competitions, races, rules, co-op events…)!
In this new edition, the Pro Cyclist Mode, which lets you play as a young cyclist whom you guide to the top, is back with more interactions between you, your teammates and your manager. The Career mode also provides a more intense challenge thanks to a new objective and sponsor system. This 2016 edition is more realistic, thanks to graphical improvements, new sceneries, a clearer interface, improved relaying of information, and a more advanced AI that takes into greater consideration cyclists' physiological abilities and also improves shape and behaviors during breakaways. Finally, you will be able to share content with the community using the Steam Workshop to constantly renew your game experience.