Sega and Sports Interactive announced improvements coming to Football Manager 2013, the most realistic football management simulation.
Football Manager 2013 features an array of enhancements and improvements over the game’s predecessors. The best-selling football management franchise is a fan favorite worldwide.
The developers are looking to make this year’s version of the game the easiest ever to pick up and play. The all new Classic mode, or FMC as it is known within Sports Interactive, offers an alternative, less time consuming way of playing. Managing a football club will be much easier as players will be able to focus on the nuts and bolts of taking their team to the top.
Simulation games like Football Manager 2013 usually take a lot of time and effort for managers. The time it takes to simulate a full season has been reduced to only about 10 hours through streamlining the manager’s role. Classic mode offers players a chance to embark on an open-ended career or take on tasks in the new Challenge mode.
Challenge mode was first introduced to the series in the mobile game Football Manager Handheld 2012. It puts the player in specific scenarios designed to put management skills to the test over a designated time period. Challenges will be based on a variety of real world circumstances. At launch, five challenges will be included with more to be incorporated throughout the year based on demand.
Aside from the new game modes, Football Manager 2013 offers vast improvements to existing elements. The game is enhanced visually through an improved 3D match engine. Everything from stadiums and crowds to player movements looks more aesthetically pleasing. A revamped camera system makes matches feel more like a television broadcast. All this, combined with the dramatically improved artificial intelligence system, makes matches more realistic than ever.
Management’s backroom staff has also seen some restructuring. A Director of Football can take on some of the manager’s workload, such as contract negotiations or disposal of unwanted players. More specialist coaches are also available, giving the manager greater flexibility to choose who to seek advice from.
A manager’s job also includes dealing with the media. Players will now be able to adopt different tones when dealing with the press.
Scheduling training has been made easier and more comprehensive. Coaches will now be able to go deeper into a team’s training regiment and set a schedule that best fits the team’s need. All this is done through an upgraded overview panel that combines general coaching with more advanced preparation.
The developers are aiming to make the simulation just like managing a real club. A big factor for players when choosing teams is the tax implications. Football Manager 2013 includes up-to-date tax regimes for each country featured in the game and footballers will factor this in their decisions.
Additional improvements have been made to give players the best experience. A fresh new user interface help make Football Manager 2013 the easiest to use and prettiest game in the series. This time around, the game will take full advantage of online multiplayer. Worldwide leaderboards use a sophisticated scoring system to rank managers across the globe.
Football Manager 2013 is expected to release this holiday for Windows PC and Mac.