Cycling simulation Tour de France 2021 will pedal to PlayStation 5 and PS4 from 3rd June, with Nacon and Cyanide Studio once again pairing up on the official “video game of the third most followed sporting competition in the world”. That’s wording direct from the official press release – we’re not making this up!
“Faithfully recreating the new route that starts in Brittany this year, Tour de France 2021 thrusts players straight into the thick of the peloton as a rider in one of the top Tour de France teams,” the blurb reads. “Adapt your strategy to meet your objectives: join the early breakaway to win the green jersey, excel in the mountain stages by becoming the best climber, or save your energy for the final sprint on the last day to take the iconic yellow jersey.”
The tweaks and changes to this year’s release include a more realistic recovery mechanic, advanced peloton behaviour, and equipment from a wide-range of brands. There’ll also be a redesigned My Tour mode, with “more customisation options and 89 stages available”. Fill up your water bottle and check out the debut trailer above.