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Football Manager 2010 - PC

by Steven Williamson on 13 August 2009, 12:01

Tags: Sega (TYO:6460), Sports

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SEGA has taken great joy in informing us that Football Manager 2009 was the most successful in the Football Manager series to date, clocking up 22 weeks at No.1 in the UK and selling in excess of 1 million copies worldwide, as well as being voted the 2nd best video game of all time in a recent Radio 1 poll.

Developer Sports Interactive has spent the last year working closely with consumers and the Football Manager community to implement key improvements to this year’s game. Football Manager 2010 features new tools and changes across the board including some big additions to improve ease of use, navigation and feedback from the game with the introduction of a brand new match tactics system, the debut of a Match Analysis tool, a completely new look and new user interface among other features.

The introduction of a Tactics Creator makes it easier to instruct the team to play the way the manager wants, alongside the introduction of touchline ‘shouts’ and quick tactic changes for instantly altering your team’s playing style during the match. Working with coaches from various levels of football, alongside some of the Football Manager community’s tacticians, the game now has an extensive array of pre-set tactical options allowing the user to select a player’s role in the team (such as ‘Ball winning midfielder’ or ‘Deep lying playmaker’), however the option to use the old ‘slider’ controls remains.

Feedback from matches has been improved to give the user better insight into where their team is going wrong, or right. A new Match Analysis tool lets players see where shots, passes, crosses, headers, tackles, fouls and interceptions have been made on the field for all players on the pitch. Managers can view this analysis both live in-game and post match, allowing them to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of both their team and their opponent’s and adjust their tactics accordingly.

Football Manager 2010 features a brand new User Interface, with a light and a dark skin to choose from as part of a vibrant new look and has undergone a complete navigational overhaul. The side bar navigation of previous years has been replaced by an intuitive tab system at the top of the screen, making Football Manager’s famed depth easier to navigate and will make the game more accessible to new players.

A brand new Data Editor will allow the addition of new divisions to existing leagues and of entirely new leagues as well as making it easier than ever to keep the game up to date, and do so for free. The delivery of information to the manager has been refined with users now able to sign up to the News Centre, an in-game subscription based newspaper that lets you get the news that you want about the football world and filter out the stories that you do not need, making the football world as immersive as you want it to be.

Following the debut of a 3D match view in Football Manager 2009, this year’s release sees a revamp with improved AI, over 100 new animations for the 3D pitch view, new stadiums, crowds, realistic pitch degradation and better lighting, creating an even more realistic match experience.

Further new features will be announced via a series of blogs in the months leading up to the game’s October 30th release date which will ensure that Football Manager retains its position as the most realistic, most played, highest reviewed and best selling football management simulation in the world.

SEGA has confirmed that Football Manager 2010 for PC and Apple Macintosh, and Football Manager Handheld 2010 for Sony PSP will be released on October 30th.


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There is no way I am buying it. That devil spawn will be the end of my marriage!
Domestic_Ginger
There is no way I am buying it. That devil spawn will be the end of my marriage!

haha, i know!
im not even married and still unsure if im going to buy it yet!
I spent my whole time at uni playing the thing.
I think on a friday night when you pefer to drink with your PC then socialise with friends you realise there might be something wrong……
…. very wrong with everyone who isnt doing the same.

BRING IT ON :D
If only they'd introduce some kind of backwards compatability save option, i'd love to use all the new features, but at the moment i'm stuck with FM2006 as i refuse to leave my beloved Grays Athletic team until they are a successful premiership side. :D