After you get done absorbing all the goodness, the bad, and the microtransaction-laden rehashes and annual outings set to take center stage at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, California, you can look to take a tour around France with a team of leggy cyclists courtesy of Focus Home Interactive’s Pro Cycling Manager 2018.
The official Tour de France title will debut this year starting June 28th during the summer for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as Tour de France 2018, and on PC as Pro Cycling Manager 2018. The games will be available both at retail and via digital download from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store and via Steam for PC.
The objective of the game is to race through each leg of the event and secure a victory in order to earn the Yellow Jersey LCL.
In Tour de France 2018 they’ve added a new game mode called Pro Leader, where you get to create your very own rider and attempt to rise through the ranks of the career mode by completing objects and overcoming goal-oriented challenges each season. You’ll have to maintain your rider’s physical conditioning, as well as compete against the AI across various races while upgrading your character and the rest of your team.
In Pro Cycling Manager 2018 the game is more strategic than race oriented. You’ll manage your pro cycling team and coach them across 200 different races and 500 stages spanning the world, leading up to the grand finale at the Tour de France.
As you build up your team and manage their races, you’ll also need to deal with the micromanagement of negotiating contracts, attaining sponsors for your riders, and navigating a more in-depth recruitment utility in order to flesh out every position on your pro cycling team.
Tour de France 2018 will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on June 28th, while Pro Cycling Manage 2018 will be available on PC starting June 28th.