2019 Racing Games

Bigben Nabs Publishing Rights For Tour de France And Pro Cycling Manager

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Bigben Interactive, publishers of racing franchises V-Rally and WRC, are expanding their repertoire…what two series will they now be exclusively publishing? And are they expanding into bikes?

Looks like it. The two racing series Bigben has announced are both cycling-related. The first is Tour DeFrance, a virtual recreation of the world-famous cycling race…and the other is Pro Cycling Manager, which puts you in charge of a team of professional racing cyclists — you won’t just be racing, but managing all aspects of their lives.

“Sports games have always been an important part of Bigben’s catalogue. We are therefore extremely happy to be publishing these top cycling games, which will strengthen our publishing foothold,” says Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at Bigben Interactive. Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide (the developer of the two games), adds “Tour de France and Pro Cycling Manager are long-established franchises from our studio and are eagerly anticipated by a growing number of fans every year. We are therefore delighted that we will benefit from Bigben’s sports sim expertise in 2019.”

With Tour de France, players relive the best moments and step into the shoes of the world’s top cyclists on the official route of the most famous cycling race on the planet. And they need to choose the best tactics if they are to win the yellow jersey, including attack strategy, trajectory and energy management.

In Pro Cycling Manager on PC, players become the manager of a team of professional cyclists. In this role, they must manage all aspects of team life and take part in over 200 races (and over 500 stages) around the world, including major events such as La Vuelta and the iconic Tour de France.

Watch for the new Tour DeFrance and Pro Cycling Manager games to appear later this year, published by Bigben Interactive.

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