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Football Manager 2014 - Announced

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Football Manager 14 - New Features

Play it whenever, wherever, however
Play on Linux for the first time, plus the inclusion of ‘cloud-save’ technology which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world. FM14 also includes integration with Steam Workshop making it easy for managers to create and share customised FM content such as photo/logo packs, new and custom competitions and tailor-made challenges using the new Challenge Editor.

Improved Match Engine
The 3D Match Engine has seen extensive improvements, including enhanced AI, improved lighting and player animation, individual player character and kit models, more realistic player reaction to on-field incidents and a range of optimisations which combine to make this the best looking and fastest FM Match Engine yet.

Tactical overhaul
There has been a complete redesign of how tactics are created, selected and implemented with player roles and team strategies becoming even more prominent, definable roles for players for multiple positions, new player roles and instructions and improvements to rival managers' AI so that they’ll adapt their tactics more readily over time.

More realistic transfers and contracts
FM 2014 features a revamped transfer module where opposing clubs and managers adopt a more realistic approach when making or responding to transfer offers. In addition, a number of new ‘real world’ transfer clauses have been added, such as the facility to loan a player back to the club he’s just been bought from and the option to offer a combination of cash and loan players, as well as new contract clauses such as a sub bench appearance fee. On top of this, the old ‘turn-based’ system of transfer negotiations can now be done two ways, the tried and tested system and a new ‘live’ system, similar to that used in FM’s contract negotiations.

More sophisticated board interaction
Contract negotiations are more realistic in FM 2014, as managers and boards can now make demands and lay down their respective visions for the club in both initial job interviews and contract renewal discussions. Managers can also attempt to renegotiate transfer and wage budgets as a reward for staying loyal if they’ve been offered a job by another club, with the outcome helping aid their decision on whether to move or not.

Improved interaction with players, staff and media
There is now better interaction between players, managers, their rivals and the media; for example, members of the coaching staff now offer feedback on how reserve and youth team players are performing. Managers can also ask key players to have a word with unhappy squad members, while the introduction of an end-of-season meeting allows the manager to let the squad know how they have performed and set targets for the coming season.

News system
The news system has been overhauled so managers can now deal with many club matters directly from their inbox. In addition, news is now colour-coded, based on category, and contains more detail – for example, scout reports now appear as a single news item with a top-line report on all players scouted and the facility to shortlist or make an offer for each of these players.

Enhanced user interface
Major changes have been made to FM 2014’s user interface. Key areas have been redesigned – including the training overview page, the transfer centre and the news homepage – while widespread changes have been made across the game’s user interface. The language employed throughout the game has also enjoyed a major overhaul and now corresponds more closely to the language of real world football.

Football Manager Classic evolved
Managers can now choose more than three playable nations in Classic mode for a more immersive experience. In addition, FM’s ‘fast play’ mode now includes Transfer Deadline Day, a Match Plan wizard and new unlockables.
 
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Steamwork support has the potential to be amazing. But also kill this site?
 
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:D can't wait to see the video logs over the next few months.
 
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Woot! I'm really excited for this, I havn't been playing much FM the past few months and was just starting to get the itch to play again. Steamworks is an awesome inclusion, but didn't SI say in the past that they didn't think they would implement it due to licensing issues with logos and photo packs?

Steamworks could impact FM-Base, but I come here for the community largely because the steam forum is just littered with trolls and people saying "what is football?" and "why is this game popular?". **** I'm from 'Merica like most people on steam but the amount of obnoxious people on there is just ridiculous.
 
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Cool, let's hope the forum the forum doesn't descend into chaos again when people are like

"er ma gawd the beta is so unplayable the ME is broken coz my fm 2006 tactics don't work!"

seriously though new transfer system and board system with job interviews look good
 
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Woot! I'm really excited for this, I havn't been playing much FM the past few months and was just starting to get the itch to play again. Steamworks is an awesome inclusion, but didn't SI say in the past that they didn't think they would implement it due to licensing issues with logos and photo packs?

Steamworks could impact FM-Base, but I come here for the community largely because the steam forum is just littered with trolls and people saying "what is football?" and "why is this game popular?". **** I'm from 'Merica like most people on steam but the amount of obnoxious people on there is just ridiculous.
Americans. Obnoxious? Never!
 
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Cool, let's hope the forum the forum doesn't descend into chaos again when people are like

"er ma gawd the beta is so unplayable the ME is broken coz my fm 2006 tactics don't work!"

seriously though new transfer system and board system with job interviews look good
The most fun part of the year for us mods. Banhammer time ttm.
 
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The tactics news looks awesome and interaction between board and players looks to have been overhauled drastically.Will the beta have rooney as unhappy ?? Want to see what he replies to Persie and Vidic lol
 
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Expanding the interactions with the board has been long overdue. Cloud saves - great. Linux support is nice for people who don't shower I guess. Integration with Workshop can be a real game changer.

Overall seems nice.
 
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People playing as Chelsea have a right advantage, just get Terry to threaten to **** unhappy players' wives!
 
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Excited to see the changes in action! Like the inclusion of the ability to be able to send players back on loan to the clubs you've signed them from Zaha style, they definitely listened to the community for that one. But excited about it all!

Waiting for Steam to add FM14 to the game list so I can pre-order it!
 
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The new match engine seems sweet. It was painful to watch the slow gameplay of matches sometimes.

The tactic overhaul and interaction seems cool.
 

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Pleased for cloud saving.
I wonder if that means they've reduced the filesizes. Because having to sync 200mb save files every time you want to play might cause a few issues.
 
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Change to the tactic system sounds interesting.
 
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Awesome, can't wait for this!
Although, the sub fee would make Nasri the richest player, wouldn't it?
 
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Excited to see the changes in action! Like the inclusion of the ability to be able to send players back on loan to the clubs you've signed them from Zaha style, they definitely listened to the community for that one. But excited about it all!

Waiting for Steam to add FM14 to the game list so I can pre-order it!
It's already available for pre-purchase on Greenmangaming for £35. Though personally I'm waiting-it'll get cheaper
 
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It's already available for pre-purchase on Greenmangaming for £35. Though personally I'm waiting-it'll get cheaper
Use code: GMG25-OGRUH-7SM8H on GreenManGaming for 25% off!
 
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