The Cyanide Team has been pretty silent since they released the last patch for PCM10 a couple of months ago. I'm glad to announce that they are in fact still alive and working on this year's version of the game, Pro Cycling Manager 2011.
While they didn't have time for a 'proper' interview with lots of new information, we did manage to get a couple of interesting PCM11-improvements out of them:
1. Teams can get new head sponsors, including new team names and jerseys. So no more Team RadioShack in 2020 - in PCM11, RadioShack can pull its sponsorship, and the team can get a new sponsor with a new jersey.
2. Riders magically passing through each other? I'm sure most of us have learned to live with this, but we won't have to in PCM11 - it's gone! It can happen very rarely, Cyanide says, but other than that, no.
3. Another AI-thing - and compared to the other two points, this is quite minor, I guess - there will be a noticeable difference in the bunch depending on the pace. "When the pace is high you can see the peloton being more and more stretched, while it's a big large pack when the pace is cool," Clément Pinget. member of the PCM development team, explains.
He also assures that the sprint AI/gameplay is one of the highest priorities for PCM11, and that there will be several other interesting "surprises" that are yet to be revealed.