Pro Cycling Manager 2017 was released in June 2017. It is developed by Cyanide Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It is the official release of the developers for the Pro Cycling Manager Series. It runs on the platform of Microsoft Windows PC and Playstation Portable and both can be played in modes of single-player and multiplayer.
The gameplay is a simulation structure in sports genre. The player will act as the manager of a professional cycling team. The player will have to lead and compete for victory in numerous races with over 500 stages. These races are situated all around the world. The player has the ability to control and manage their riders’ contract negotiations, personal objectives, recruitment and scouting, race calendar and schedules, sponsor management, and prior training routines. The objective of the player is to assure their athletes/riders are at their best to fulfill the objectives of coming up with a good strategy and winning the games/races.
The players also have the ability to make decisions and control their riders while the race is happening. For instance, counter-attacks can be done while racing. This allows for defensive and offensive strategies towards their opponents while on the race. The player can also organize the team in various formations while on the race for strategy against other riders and the biker’s path.
Pro Cycling Manager 2017 has an available database of numerous riders each having their own characteristics and strengths. It is the player’s objective to construct a team that will work best with their strategy. The developers also have insights to the players’ races and analyze and discuss the best riders and races every week.
Over 200 races are available for the players to choose from including the world-class Tour de France, La Vuelta, and The Paris–Roubaix also dubbed Hell of the North. These available races come with realistic and true to life graphics of environment and attractions showcased while playing the game.
There are also modes the players can choose from such as the Pro Cyclist Mode. In this single-player mode, the player starts as a young cyclist trying to climb the depth chart every season and every race. These come with objectives coming for the manager. The goal is to be the world’s best rider. Fulfilling these objectives allows the player to advance within the team and allowing them to reach the leader status. Reaching the leader status entails opportunities to sign up for more prestigious teams.
Pro Cycling Manager 2017 is also available in multiplayer mode online. In here, acting as a manager, the player can compete with other team managers around the world. This can be played in friendly or casual matches and in ranked matches. Forming clans among team managers is also a possibility of up to 16 players. This allows the community to create private competitions of their own and play, interact, and chat among themselves. The goal is to win as many races and rank first in leagues and in clans.