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NewsPCM Assistance, a French website, has published an interview revealing more news and information about the upcoming Pro Cycling Manager 2008. They have met up with three employees of Cyanide, and this is the first part of the interview, this time with Eyolfur, beta tester of the game. Here's the main points of the interview:

- The form and fitness things have been changed, meaning that riders won't be worn out too early in the season. It should suit both fitness freaks and those who just like playing without paying too much attention to the fitness. To be precise, there will now be training programs. For example, you can choose a Tour de France fitness program, making the rider in top form for the race. You can alos design your own fitness programs

- The potential and scouting system has been changed. You will now have to pay more attention to get the best talents. For example, there are races with youngsters which you need to look at, the scouts need to be good - for example, some scouts can be too enthusiastic about a rider. Also, there will be varying progression in the experience. Some riders will have late progression, others will become good as young riders whereas others will have totally random progression.

- Transfers haven't changed much, but the teams will now orientate more towards nationality. If a team has a Russian team leader, they will try to get a Russian helper for him. Also, some teams have secondary markets, and they will therefore try to get riders from the countries of these markets.

- There will be an easy to use Database Editor which can edit the most simple things. You can also export datas to Excel.

You can read the full interview in English at PCM Assistance.
Comments
#1 | Addy291 on 30. May 2008 13:08
I like the sound of nationality-based transfers.
I like the sound of the Editor exporting to Excel.
I like the pre-set training programs, as I can't do that bit wellPfft

Looking goodSmile
#2 | YtimK on 30. May 2008 13:23
ya sounds great looking forward to the game as well
#3 | Smoothie on 30. May 2008 13:31
Ditto to what Addy said Wink

Sounds very good indeed.
#4 | Ashton89 on 30. May 2008 14:00
I'm with you Addy Grin
Have huge problems with training programs myself.. Its nice that they finally implemented it in PCM Grin
#5 | cycloweb on 30. May 2008 14:47
Just a mistake in the CrueTrue resumé... Eyolfur works at game's development and manages career beta Smile
#6 | Crommy on 30. May 2008 15:07
Guido finally has his wish with intelligent transfers - maybe we can see a multiple season story from the master Grin
#7 | wackojackohighcliffe on 30. May 2008 16:14
sounds good

but on the interview it said you could not edit the db in the past

??
#8 | stuartmcstuart on 31. May 2008 00:22
Finally - realistic transfers are encouraged! I just hope it's programmed correctly so that if you changed the nationality of a team in the db then it would change its preferred rider nationalities automatically, or preferably allow you to change them yourself. Am I being too hopeful? Wink
#9 | puman on 31. May 2008 00:55
Training programs sounds like a good idea..

But I still miss more "manager" stuff.
#10 | CrueTrue on 31. May 2008 01:57
Stuart: The transfers depend on the nationality of the team + its 2nd market. If you change these with the editor, their rider targets will change too Wink
#11 | rozz on 31. May 2008 09:54
GREAT!!!

Also looking foward to the demo B)
#12 | Mercury on 31. May 2008 11:05
For Scandinavian users: the interview has been translated into Danish right here!
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