Football Manager 2011: The Game is anticipated by a large community around the world. What can we expect from next season? Revolutionary or evolutionary changes? These and a number of other interesting questions remain in the minds of many. It’s time to try to answer them!
Just being a manager
Some guys are quite sad that they still don’t have a chance to be the chairman in Football Manager 2010. They say it would be great to have such a feature in the game. But it’s easy to dismiss these slightly odd suggestions. The game is called Football Manager – it aims to provide a coaching simulation with control over transfers and contracts in real football life. That is actually a very important point. If you were to become chairman of the game, it should be called Football Chairman 2011!
The neat 3D mode is a sure breakthrough in the game series. It is currently being performed very well. However, as always, there are some areas that could be improved. For example, the following silly mistakes need to be corrected: incorrect flag direction by line judges; “magnetic goalkeeper hands.” In addition, everyone would like to see a nicer 3D representation of the pitch, players and coaches. Another popular option is better 3D performance for low-end graphics cards. So Sports Interactive Games (Football Manager development team) should pay enough attention to this.
More football statistics
It is clear that the statistics in FM 2010 have been excellent. Although the details in Football Manager 2011 can reach a higher level. It would be great if developers added an option to see all players’ goals, shots, passes and headers for each season (not just the current one). Another great stat feature to have is the ability to see the player’s training progress for the entire history of the game instead of just 1 year.
And last but not least, small
changes have always been a pet topic in the FM series. Of course, we expect many new small features in the next Football Manager game. Some of them can be summarized right now: new ways to interact with fans; ability to influence the youth academy; scout map (when you see the world map with scouts assigned to different countries or territories); better press conferences; and perhaps some new tactical options.
If they make the above changes, we will receive the best football manager game in history. It will no doubt sell even better than the previous version, making it a revenue record for Sports Interactive Games. Everyone will be happy with it!