First Pro Cycling Manager 2010 screens

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More On: Pro Cycling Manager - Tour de France 2010
Cyanide Studio is hard at work on their annual update of the Pro Cycling Manager - Tour de France series. The 2010 edition has a new graphics engine that allows for photorealistic textures, new lighting effects and bigger environments. Check out these new screens to see what the engine can do.

Pro Cycling Manager/Tour De France 2010: The First Images!

Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive are extremely pleased to reveal the very first images of Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010. These images illustrate the incredible improvements added to this ever-more popular sports game series.

Benefiting from a new, more beautiful and more powerful graphics engine, Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2010 marks one of the most important steps since the launch of the series.

The hundreds of races are more beautiful and immersive than ever thanks to many new improvements added to the environments such as high-resolution photo-realistic textures, new handling of the flora (which is now lusher than before), reworked ambient lighting, gigantic environments, and more. The game offers an unprecedented experience to all cycling fans!

Many other exciting additions are also coming in the 2010 version of the game, such as a whole new Season mode, which lets you create and customize your own competitions: choice of teams, legs/races, the draft, etc. The game also features many new challenges in the form of performances and historic records to beat, that will fulfill all challenge-thirsty players' desires!

Last but not least, creative minds will be delighted to know that they have not been forgotten, as the game also includes a new race editor! The powerful, efficient and accessible race editor allows the creation of a huge variety of new and extremely detailed races where you can control every element from weather to the ambient setting and the curves of the roads. The topographic tool included in the editor even allows players to create races in real locations throughout the world!

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America's Cup or the Tour de France.

About Cyanide Studio

Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Chaos League and the Hack'n'Slash Loki. 2009 will see the release of Blood Bowl, the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager - Tour de France 2009 and the studio's first MMOG, Dungeon Party!

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