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Football Manager 2013 – 13 New Video Blogs

In the run-up to the launch of Football Manager 2013, Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson presents a series of video blogs detailing a number of the game’s new and improved features.

Below are all the 13 video blogs so far. Have a look at them…

1. FM Classic 1 – Introduction

2. FM Classic 2 – Pre-Match

3. FM Classic 3 – Match Day

4. FM Classic 4 – Challenges

5. FM Classic 5 – Unlockables

6. Finance

7. Getting Started

8. GUI and Usability – Part 1

9. GUI and Usability – Part 2

10. 3D match Engine #3

11. Misc #1

12. Misc #2

13. Misc #3

You can also have a look at the previous 15 video blogs over here.

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Football Manager 2013 – 15 New Video Blogs

In the run-up to the launch of Football Manager 2013, Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson presents a series of video blogs detailing a number of the game’s new and improved features.

Below are all the 15 video blogs so far. Have a look at them..

1. Match Engine

2. Match Day

3. Network Game

4. Leaderboards

5. 3D Match Engine #2

6. Director of Football

7. More New Staff Roles

8. Training

9. Competitions

10. Player and Staff Comparison

11. Transfers and Contracts Part 1: Loans and Scouting

12. Transfers and Contracts Part 2: Transfer Deadline Day

13. Media

14. International Management

15. Interaction

Football Manager 2013 Release Date Announced

SEGA have announced that the latest installment in the addictive Football Manager series will be released worldwide on November 2 for PC and MAC. Those who pre-order the game in advance will receive a code for a single-player Beta version, available two full weeks before the game’s launch.

This Beta version will remain playable until November 5, and all saved games and progress made during the pre-release period will be fully compatible with the final release. Speaking about the decision to offer earlier access, Sports Interactive’s studio director Miles Jacobson said:

“Our fans are very good at letting us know what they want and the one thing that’s consistently at the top of their wish list is an earlier release date. While we can’t, strictly speaking, offer them exactly what they want, this Beta version is the next best thing… a fully playable Football Manager they can get their hands on around two weeks before the finished game hits the streets.”

According to the Football Manager 2013 site, the game will see improvements in the match and training system, as well as manager and specialist coaching roles.

Here is the complete Press Release Statement from SEGA and Sports Interactive:

KICK-OFF SET FOR NOVEMBER 2ND…

OR EVEN EARLIER FOR FANS WHO PRE-ORDER

Fans who pre-order Football Manager 2013 to be rewarded with access to a fully-playable Beta version of the game roughly two weeks before launch

September 28th 2012

Sports Interactive and SEGA, the developer and publisher behind the best-selling Football Manager series, are pleased to announce the release date for this year’s game. Football Manager 2013 will be released across the world on Friday, November 2nd.

And for those fans who can’t wait until then, there’s even better news. Anyone who pre-orders this year’s game through a participating retail partner will be rewarded with something almost priceless… early access to a fully-playable version of the game.

Any fan who pre-orders (or pre-purchases) Football Manager 2013 – either boxed or as a digital download – will receive a unique code giving access to a pre-release, single-player ‘Beta’ version of the game around 14 days prior to the official launch date.

“Our fans are very good at letting us know what they want and the one thing that’s consistently at the top of their wish list is an earlier release date,” says Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson. “While we can’t, strictly speaking, offer them exactly what they want, this Beta version is the next best thing… a fully playable Football Manager they can get their hands on around two weeks before the finished game hits the streets.”

The Beta version of Football Manager 13 will give access to most of the forthcoming game’s features, including the all-new Football Manager Classic mode and the short-term Challenges (for more information, go to http://www.footballmanager.com/features).

The Beta version will remain fully functional until Monday, November 5th, after which it will no longer be playable. However, the Beta version’s saved games will be fully compatible with the final release, so none of the player’s progress over the pre-release period will be lost.

Football Manager 2013 will be published by SEGA for Windows PC and Mac on November 2nd 2012. Further information on the game’s new and enhanced features is currently being unveiled in a series of video blogs which can be viewed on the official website, http://www.footballmanager.com.

Football Manager 2013 Announced And Key New Features Revealed

The wait is over as Sports Interactive have finally given us some news on its Football Manager 2013 project which will have ‘more than 900’ additions from it’s previous release, Football Manager 2012.

The biggest new addition is the new Football Manager Classic mode, or FMC as Sports Interactive calls it. FMC offers an alternative, less time-consuming way for players to approach the game. The new mode simplifies the way players manage their club and allows them to focus on the nuts and bolts of taking their team to the top.

Sports Interactive’s studio director Miles Jacobson:

“The introduction of FMC is a major step forward in Football Manager’s evolution. In recent years it’s become clear that there’s a large group of people who would like to play Football Manager, but simply can’t devote the time required to get the most out of the game – in fact, now that they have families and other commitments, even some members of the SI team have found themselves in this position. We decided, therefore, to try to find a way to accommodate players with limited free time, without significantly diluting the experience. We believe that FMC achieves this beautifully.

“I would, however, like to stress to our many, many fans around the world that the introduction of FMC will not impact in any way on the game that they’ve come to know and love. For those who still want the full, ‘hands-on’ experience, FM13 offers exactly what they’re looking for – a bigger, better and even more immersive version of the world’s greatest football management simulation.”

FMC also offers two distinct ways to play; they can either embark on an open-ended career or test their skills in the new Challenge mode. In Challenge mode the player faces a particular scenario which is designed to test his or her management skills over a set period of time – usually half a season. The challenges replicate a variety of real world circumstances. Like is it possible to achieve success with a squad consisting entirely of kids, for example, or can a team that’s bottom of the table on Christmas Day be saved from relegation by the end of the season?

FMC also incorporates a number of ‘unlockable’ features which, if used, make the game a little easier to play – we’re talking in-game purchases. Managers can remove the need for work permits, for example, or add a few million to their transfer budget. Players can ‘earn’ some of these unlockables by reaching in-game milestones, while all are available to purchase if the player chooses to do so.

FM13 also sees the introduction of a range of all-new features and enhancements. Here are some of them:

  • An improved 3D match engine
  • New staff roles (including director of football)
  • Enhanced media interaction
  • New online functionality and global management leaderboards
  • National tax policy (for transfers)
  • Deeper training options
  • Renovated user interface

 

The game is due for release on PC and Mac (Steam) before Christmas 2012.  The major features were announced at a recent “press conference” that you can watch below. Check http://www.footballmanager.com/ from Monday for more indepth feature videos each week.