an October 30 release date for Football Manager
as well as Football Manager Handheld 2010 (thanks Gamer's Hell
). Saying they
are aware that long-time fans of the series feel the addition of big new
features in recent releases has left existing areas of the game and
long-standing issues unaddressed, they explain they have "spent the last year
working closely with the community to target not only the areas of the game that
needed re-working but also what they could add to improve what’s already there,"
leading Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobson to say "We’re very confident that
having done that we will deliver the very best Football Manager to date in
October." Here's the feature list for the new game:
• Improved Match
Engine – improved AI, over 100 new animations in 3D mode, new stadiums and
crowds, improved pitch degradations and better lighting make for the most
immersive pitch-side experience ever.
• New User Interface – completely new vibrant look and feel to the game
with a light and dark skin to choose from, plus a navigational overhaul. The
side menu is replaced by an intuitive tab system which allows you to access all
areas of FM 2010 quickly and easily.
• Tactical Overhaul – a new tactics module makes it much easier to make
your team play as you want them to. There are thousands of possible pre-set
options and touchline “shout” instructions for making instant changes to your
teams playing style. Don’t worry; the old system is still there for people who
love their sliders.
• Match Analysis – a new tool shows you where shots, passes, crosses,
headers, tackles, fouls and interceptions have happened for both sides, so you
can work out your, and your opponent’s, strengths and weaknesses.
• New Data Editor – As well as being able to update squads, with the
brand new and very easy to use Competition Editor you can now add cups and extra
divisions for leagues currently in the game plus completely new competitions.
• News Center – a subscription based newspaper. Get the news about the
football world around you that you want, and not the news you don’t want.
• Polish – a year of polish, making the game faster, more immersive,
more realistic and easier to play with better in game feedback and more advice,
delivered in a more user friendly way.
• Football Manager Handheld 2010 New Features – A brand new skin for
the game, improved match engine AI, new unlockable managerial abilities,
assistant manager team reports and improved coach and scout reports amongst