Publisher SEGA and developer Sports Interactive announced the latest Football Manager iterations. Due for release mid-November, Football Manager 2016 will comprise a suite of simulations, designed to provide the perfect football management experience for the widest possible audience.
Additionally, SEGA and SI announced Football Manager Touch (for both computer and high-end tablets) and Football Manager Mobile (for all iOS and Android devices).
Previously known as Football Manager Classic, Football Manager Touch was only a quick play mode within the full simulation but will now be available separately through Steam and high-end tablets. Fans of the franchise might noticed that Football Manager Mobile was once known as Football Manager Handheld.
“For some time now it’s been clear to us that there is no ‘one size fits all’ football management experience,” says Sports Interactive gaffer Miles Jacobson. “While a huge number of our fans have the time and dedication required to devote themselves to the ‘full’ simulation, there’s an equally-large number who prefer a more streamlined option. Not only that, but the widespread availability of mobile devices means that people are playing in different ways. The introduction of Football Manager Touch as a standalone offering – playable across computer and tablet – means that we now offer something for everyone.”
Fans who pre-purchase Football Manager 2016 from a participating digital retailer will receive a download key for An Alternative Reality: the Football Manager Documentary. They will also enjoy access to a fully-playable Beta version of the game, which will be available roughly two weeks prior to the official release date. Players who start off careers in the Beta version will be able to carry it over to the full game.
While those who pre-order a boxed copy from a participating retailer (high street or online) will be rewarded with a limited edition version of Football Manager 2016 with the An Alternative Reality: the Football Manager Documentary.
While we wait for the 3 title’s releases, here are some features included in each game:
Football Manager 2016
- New Fantasy Draft and Create-A-Club modes.
- Create your own customisable character to bark out instructions and join the celebrations from the touchline.
Football Manager Touch 2016
- All versions will feature cross-save compatible, so careers started on a tablet can be saved to the cloud and continued on computer (and vice versa).
- The offers enhanced tactical options, including set-piece planning and opposition instructions.
- Create-A-Club by naming it, choose your colours and edit your squad to your heart’s content.
Football Manager Mobile 2016
- Introduction of new tactical instructions. You can choose where your team concentrates its passing, as well as selecting your main attacking threat and creative outlet.
- Prepare your squad for matches with the addition of coaches.
- The game introduces gold, silver and bronze coaching badges allowing you to define your own management style.
Football Manager 2016 (for PC and Macintosh) will release on November 13th, while Football Manager Touch and Football Manager Mobile shortly after, just in time for Christmas.