Football Manager 2014 Announced!
It’s that time of year again, when football fans across the globe prepare for the new season ahead, and with it each year comes the timely announcement of one of the most successful simulation franchises of all time, Football Manager!
Football Manager 2014 will be hitting stores around the world this Winter, and with it will come over 1000 new improvements, including updates to the 3D Match Engine, A Tactical Overhaul and various changes made to offer a more realistic interaction with the press, board and players! The User interface has also been redesigned.
Sports Interactive have also confirmed that Football Manager 2014 will be the first game in the series to feature “Cloud Save”. Cloud Save will allow players to continue a single career from any computer they have access to. FM2014 has also been geared towards user-generated content by adding in Steam Workshop, allowing players to easily supply their own logo’s and photo’s and edit them, as well as creating custom leagues/tournaments and in-game challenges.
The 3D Match Engine has been at the heart of the series since it’s introduction in 2009, and this year see some major changes to it. Player AI has been significantly enhanced, as well as improved player animations and lighting. Players will now also react realistically to on-field incidents. The engine has undergone some optimizations which will make 2014 the best looking and fastest match engine to date.
The transfer market have undergone a major overhaul with regards to contracts and transfer negotiations. Opposition clubs and managers will now respond more realistically when responding to transfer offers and making inquiries of their own. Many clauses which are added in real-life have been included, such as the long awaited ability to loan a player back to the club he’s just been bought from. You can also conduct transfer negotiations in a “Live” system the same way that contract talks are currently handled.
Interaction with Players, the Board, and the Press have seen a major improvement in how they operate. Your coaching staff will now offer feedback on how reserve and youth team players are doing. As the manager, you can now ask your key players to speak to any unhappy players in an attempt to get them back on board, as well as the introduction of an end of season discussion where you can let you players know how they performed in the season and set targets for the season ahead.
You will now be able to have more realistic communication with your board by laying down your vision for the club both during job interviews and contract renewal discussions. You can also try to renegotiate transfer and wage budgets as a reward for staying loyal, if you have been offered a job at another club for example, with the outcome helping aid their decision on whether to move or not.