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Sports Interactive has formally announced Football Manager 2013 with a "press conference" video starring Director Miles Jacobson. No word on whether Jacobson was tempted to use the "send assistant" or "storm out" option.


If you can't view the embedded video, click here.

The new features announced for this year include:
  • Two new game modes: Classic and Challenge modes
  • Improved match engine animation and AI
  • Introduction of the Director of Football role, and more specialist coaches
  • Revamped training
  • Full integration with Steam's network for improved online games

Check out some of the Football Manager 2013 screenshots, right here.

Football Manager. Always.

Football Manager is the best-selling, most realistic football management series ever made. Football Manager 2013 celebrates 20 years of games from the people at Sports Interactive by introducing an array of new features.

This year’s version allows you to take control of any club in more than 50 nations across the world and includes all of Europe’s biggest leagues as well as database of over 500,000 real-world players and staff.

As well as some landmark new features in the Career Mode, there are now new ways to enjoy your Football Manager experience.

NEW TO CAREER MODE…

Match Engine
The 3D match engine has seen huge improvements this year. Everything on the pitch looks more realistic; from the stadiums, the players’ movement, intelligence, and the way the ball moves through the air.

We’ve also introduced hundreds of new animations to make the game feel more realistic and we’ve made the whole experience more televisual by introducing new camera angles and showing the kick-off and final whistle.

Manager Roles
Another notable difference is the significant restructure of the manager’s staff and a revamp of their roles. The most obvious is that we’ve introduced the position of Director of Football into the game for the first time, which will allow managers to pass on some of their workload, such as contract negotiations, if they choose to.

In addition to this, we’ve also increased the number of specialist coaching roles within the game and given the manager greater flexibility to choose which coaches offer advice and when. The manager can also choose to complain about boardroom interference – although that particular option should probably be used sparingly.

And much more…
A brand new training system, improved international management, tones in press conferences & a new user interface.

NEW WAYS TO PLAY…

Classic and Challenge Modes
Football Manager Classic is a less time-consuming way to enjoy Football Manager. The essence of the game is exactly the same – the manager still takes charge of a squad of players and competes at whatever level he or she chooses – but they will now find that a number of their responsibilities have either been taken over by their support staff or have disappeared completely.

For example, while the player still takes charge of training in FMC, this is carried out at a 'full team' level only – there's no individual player training. And when it gets to matches themselves, there are no team talks or opposition reports... you just go straight to a game using the same 3D match engine as Career Mode. The games are played out in a quicker 'highlights only' fashion, but you can even speed this up by going straight to ‘Instant Result’.

Players who opt for Football Manager Classic will also find that they have a couple of further options in terms of how they play the game; they can either play a full open-ended ‘Career’ or they can choose to play in the new ‘Challenge’ mode.

In Challenge mode they’ll find themselves in a particular situation which will test their management skills over a shorter game time – usually half a season. Can you win a trophy with a team consisting almost entirely of kids? Or could you guide your club to safety despite being bottom of the table at Xmas?

We first introduced Challenge Mode in Football Manager Handheld 2012 and it proved to be so popular that we’ve decided to include it in FMC too.
The game will come with four free-to-play challenges, each of which feeds in to a global leaderboard.

Plus over 900 other new features!

For full details, check out www.footballmanager.com

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Member Comments
# 1 ImTellinTim @ 09/06/12 11:11 AM
"Full integration with Steam's network for improved online games"

Finally!
 
# 2 Adzs K2 @ 09/06/12 01:19 PM
The FM team step it up again lool feeding the addiction indeed
 
# 3 ronaldo9 @ 09/06/12 05:04 PM
FM12 was my first foray into the FM series, and consider me hooked; not sure I'll buy FM13 right away though because I don't see many ways FM12 can be better, outside of the 3-D engine, which I already enjoy.

I'm assuming you cannot load saves from FM12 to FM13, is that correct?
 
# 4 gigadkc @ 09/07/12 07:55 AM
I'll buy it on day 1 again. It's hands down the best managing series ever. I'm still not using 3D, I think 2D is still the way to go. Much more fun to me. Other than that there's not much to say about the game, it's as perfect as a game like this can get and every year the devs find a way to make this game even better.

This game just doesn't get boring. Actually I a had an 8 hour session yesterday. I only needed 6 hours to convince myself that I've played enough for now XD
 
# 5 AustSaint @ 09/07/12 08:02 AM
Already pre-ordered it. It looks nice and polished and improved of course. I like the new director positions in the staff tab.
 
# 6 justblaze09 @ 09/07/12 10:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImTellinTim
"Full integration with Steam's network for improved online games"

Finally!
This makes me want to say "HUGE OS GAME" but then I think about how long it takes us 4 to get through the transfer windows.
 
# 7 ImTellinTim @ 09/07/12 10:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by justblaze09
This makes me want to say "HUGE OS GAME" but then I think about how long it takes us 4 to get through the transfer windows.
Yeah, there would have to be some kind of restrictions. It can take us 4 hours to advance a week sometimes
 
# 8 Mo @ 09/07/12 11:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by justblaze09
This makes me want to say "HUGE OS GAME" but then I think about how long it takes us 4 to get through the transfer windows.
OS is filled with 'Arry?
 
# 9 man_u_treble @ 09/09/12 08:23 PM
The challenges sound kind of fun!
 
# 10 Bezzey @ 09/10/12 10:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImTellinTim
Yeah, there would have to be some kind of restrictions. It can take us 4 hours to advance a week sometimes
The transfer battles for the top players would slow it even more
 
# 11 Quint75 @ 09/10/12 10:57 AM
Good Lord this sounds good. I am an old Championship Manager player looking to dive into FM13.
 

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