Football Manager 2013 official, feats & announcement trailer inside
Sega and Sports Interactive today officially unveiled Football Manager 2013, the next iteration of the world’s most popular soccer management franchise.
In addition to offering an array of improvements and enhancements over its predecessors, the new release also incorporates a series of radical changes and new game modes which will apparently “revolutionise the way the game is played”.
Perhaps the most noteworthy of these is the introduction of the all-new Classic mode… or ‘FMC’ as it’s become known within Sports Interactive. FMC offers, for the first time in Football Manager’s long and successful history, an alternative, less time-consuming way for players to approach the game. The new mode simplifies the way players manage their club and allows them to focus on the nuts and bolts of taking their team to the top.
As well as streamlining the manager’s role – to the point where a full season can be played out in eight to 10 hours – FMC also offers its players two distinct ways to play; they can either embark on an open-ended career or test their mettle in the new Challenge mode which was first introduced in FM 2012 Handheld.
FM13 will ship with five challenges included, while more will be made available throughout the year, depending on the level of demand from players around the world.
Alongside Challenge mode, FMC also incorporates a number of ‘unlockable’ features which, if used, make the game a little easier to play – managers can remove the need for work permits, for example, or add a few million to their transfer budget. Players can ‘earn’ some of these unlockables by reaching in-game milestones, while all are available to purchase if the player chooses to do so.
Next to all that, there are of course a ton of other new features which include:
- Improved 3D match engine
- New staff roles
- Improved media interaction
- Network game
- Worldwide leaderboards
- New User interface
- Enhanced training
- Realistic tax regimes
Football Manager 2013 will be published by SEGA for Windows PC and Mac before Christmas 2012. Many of the game’s 900-plus new and enhanced features will be outlined in a series of video blogs which will be released over the coming weeks but first up is the official announcement trailer: