This morning, SEGA announced Football Manager 2013, the latest edition in developer Sports Interactive’s popular football (or soccer, if you prefer) management franchise.
In a press conference style-video accompanying the announcement, which you can see for yourself at the bottom of the post, Sports Interactive revealed that Football Manager 2013 introduces a number of new features, improvements to existing features, and more.
One of the bigger changes is that Football Manager 2013 introduces two all-new modes, each of which are perhaps more approachable than the original two modes.
The first of the new modes is Football Manager Classic, which should perhaps be named “Football Manager Light.” Rather than overwhelm new players with all management duties, Classic simplifies some of the duties, such as training, and offloads others to your AI-controlled staff. Keywords for this mode are simple and short–campaigns are only expected to last between 8 and 10 hours.
The other new mode in the core franchise, Challenge Mode, offers a much shorter campaign set in specific scenarios. For example, you might be thrown into a season where your team has gone undefeated. It’s your job to properly manage your team in order to keep that winning streak going.
Systems across the board are being revamped, Sports Interactive revealed in the video, including the actual playing of the game. Speaking to The Guardian, developer Miles Jacobson said that there’s more features, improvements, and so on to be revealed in the near future–much more.
“There are hundreds of other things,” Jacobson said.. “This is why we’ve got more than 25 video blogs coming out between now and release that go into a bit more detail. I think we’d break the interweb if we tried to reveal everything in one go.”
Football Manager 2013 is expected to release on PC before the end of the year.