Focus Home Interactive announced today that it is bringing a gamed based on Le Tour de France to the Xbox 360. Titled Tour de France: The Official Game
, the title is being developed by Cyanide, the devs behind Pro Cycling Manager
, a PC cycling title.Tour de France
will allow gamers to control a single rider as he works his way through each of the 21 stages playable in the game. Like the actual Tour, your rider will be part of a team and team management will be a key to your success. Riding honorably gains you the respect of the pack and will shape your reputation throughout the race. Your actions will "allow you to destroy strategies or renew alliances", all of which will have an impact on the race's final outcome.
Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide said a few words about developing their first game for consoles.
It's been a long time that we (at Cyanide) have been thinking of a cycling game especially designed for home consoles. We could not adapt to consoles what perfectly works on PC with Pro Cycling Manager, so we worked on different prototypes before achieving a satisfying result last year. Tour de France is the first important step in our quest for the ideal cycling simulation for home consoles.
Several features were also detailed:
Action-packed: take part in the Tour’s highlights, from the standpoint of an elite athlete.
Deeply tactical: assign orders to your teammates, work with them, build alliances with opponents,
manage your reputation…
A smart AI that reacts to all your moves: breakaways, relays, counter-attacks and even alliance proposals.
Numerous goals: win the Tour’s most prestigious stages; obtain Yellow, Green, or Polka Dot jerseys, and try the ultimate challenge: win the Tour de France itself!
Never seen before immersion in a faithful recreation of the Tour’s 21 official stages, thanks to realistic graphics
You can begin your quest for the yellow jersey when Tour de France: The Official Game
launches on July 1st. No release date was announced for North America at this time.