Excitement is building ahead of the release of Football Manager 23, with this year’s edition set to be the most realistic yet.
The game is coming to Xbox, PlayStation and PC on November 8th, with this year’s edition including the Champions League, one of many new features introduced to this year's addition.
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Football manager has ensured users have the closest thing to a matchday European experience with Champions League graphics for teams, while also including the iconic anthem.
Among this year’s new features is the squad planner, which allows players to look at the overview of the squad and make decisions regarding the squad’s future.
Gamers can also view on Football Manager when players will reach their potential, allowing managers to make decisions on how to develop their squad, send players out on loan, and decide who to sell or purchase.
Most realistic match yet 💻
AI manager upgrades and widespread animation improvements bring your matchday even closer to the real thing.
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The game has added a supporter confidence feature, to make managers feel more connected to the fans.
The progress of the game has been remarkable, as Football Manager’s popularity continues to grow, with last year’s game reaching one million sale worldwide.
The games creator Miles Jacobson spoke to FourFourTwo on the progress the game franchise has made. While they admit it’s not quite at the standard it needs to be for graphics, he described the process required to make Football Manager 23 as realistic as possible.
"There are different ways to take the look. With the UEFA competitions, we’re able to use their fonts to make it more realistic. We want people to celebrate those special moments. If you’re one of those people who takes over a smaller team rather than the big six and you get into Europe, that should feel really special.
It’s about that differential: we talk about FM being a giant story generator, right? It’s to make you feel like you’re even more inside the universe. You can use your imagination but it’s even better if it’s there on-screen."