The summer of cycling is about to get underway, and you can get ahead of the peloton thanks to Nacon's Tour de France 2022.
It's back for another year, so find out what's in store for the new game which is set to arrive in the coming weeks.
We now have confirmation that Tour de France 2022 will be made available on both previous and next-generation consoles as well as on computers.
The game will be on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC.
We also have an official release date for the new game.
Tour de France 2022 will be released on Thursday, 9 June 2022.
The official Xbox YouTube channel released the Tour de France 2022 announcement trailer back in March 2022.
Watch the trailer below:
We got a hint of what the new game is all about with the following statement released alongside the announcement trailer:
"Fight for the yellow jersey in the official game of the Tour de France 2022. Experience the new online mode with weekly challenges and leaderboards. In Solo mode, you can now deal with incidents (injuries, illnesses) during the 92 stages available."
Tour de France 2022 introduces the all-new Race of the Moment mode, in which players can compare their results online with others in ranked weekly challenges.
All 21 official new stages are in the game, including the time trial in Copenhagen to start, then Lille Metropole – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut and its cobbled sections, the iconic Hautacam climb in the 18th stage, and the final flat stage on the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
The game’s artificial intelligence now offers a wider range of behaviours, which are better tailored to races and events.
Players will experience early breakaways more often and enjoy better collaboration in breakaways.
Players now have the option to enable or disable falls and illnesses as well as set the frequency when enabled. The consequences vary depending on the severity of the incident.
A new race preparation system randomly selects five cyclists to be well prepared and five others who could potentially underperform - this encourages players to keep a close eye on their competitors as well as their own team.
Tour de France 2022 cyclists
All the world’s top cyclists will be available to use in the Tour de France 2022 game.
The following cyclists have already been confirmed:
- Tadej Pogacar
- Mathieu van der Poel
- Wout van Aert
- Primoz Roglic
- David Gaudu
Several new playable teams will also feature, including the following:
- Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
- Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
- Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
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