SEGA officially published the information on the availability of its world renowned – or at least football (soccer) fan renowned – Football Management Sim for the PC. Football Manager 2012 Release Date will be on October 21st in Europe, which is to be followed with the release on other regions as well. Football Manager has been one of the most successful titles for SEGA and has served to be a unique game in its own genre, focused on the task of controlling and taking on – arguably – the greatest job on earth.
Football Manager 2012 will mark only the sixth installment of the franchise, but it has certainly been an improving path for SEGA as each yearly installment has seen tremendous developments in controls, simulations or tendencies, graphics, and features on all the other aspects of managing a football club. The latest installment will prove to have even more improvements from the highly rated 2011 release. SEGA’s official website has been kind enough to publish some details on what new features and improvements Football Manager 2012 offers during its release:
Manage Anywhere, Anytime – This feature will add controls on which nation players will want to manage. Players will now have the ability to choose which playable nations are there in the saved game as often as they want – contrary to the previous installments where players can only choose playable nations during the start of the season.
3D Match Improvements – Football Manager is certainly not for the gamer who is too particular with graphics as the game is more focused on the player’s ability to manage a football club. However, Football Manager 2012 takes the next step towards development on graphics with improved weather system, more stadiums, new animations, a whole new crowd system, two brand new camera angles – “Director Cam” and “Behind Goal” with camera angles now being reversible as well.
Scouting Improvements – Scouting has been one part of the game where it has received mixed views, but improvements with analysis, tactics, information, and scouting detail on next opponents or upcoming stars have been ramped up.
Transfers & Contracts – Football Manager 2011 offered a barrage of improvements particularly on Transfers, Player Signing, and Contacts. However, Football Manager 2012 is bringing in more improvements that are very significant to the gameplay. Particularly in the terms of contract bonuses, clauses, budget controls, and other features that will generally bring more flexibility with transfers.
Intelligent Interface – New user interface layout makes gives more feel to the gameplay and less stress on players with the tough decision they make in game that pertains to the same decisions that football managers make with real life clubs.
Brand New Tutorial – SEGA has addressed the issue of new players not going too well with the unique gameplay of Football Manager, which is why they have come up with a better and much improved tutorial mode that aims to introduce the game smoothly to new comers.
Tone – Probably one of the best features that is to be added in the game. Tone actually gives players a completely new level of communication towards their in game staff and players; it will let them control or specify the way they want to say things. Either you want to brand yourself as a laid-back and silent type manager or the rough and loud manager shouting on your players on dugouts.
Overall, Football Manager 2012 offers over 800 new features that can make huge improvements in gameplay such as the press conferences, media system, newgens, the youth system, friendly matches, international management, the social networking options, and more. Other new features will be detailed in a series of video blogs over the coming months, alongside more information about Football Manager 2012.