Football Manager, the ultimate sports strategy simulator is back again. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!
1.Developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega, the hugely addictive series is set for its 13th instalment.
2. Available on PC, Mac and Linux, Football Manager 2017 will be released on November 4 this year.
3. If you can’t wait that long, you can pre-purchase the game from a participating digital retailer and you can start your next managerial campaign at least two weeks before the full release with the free early-access Beta.
4. Careers started in the Beta mode can be continued in the full game in due course.
5. There’s also some free downloadable content for the Touch edition on mobile, including “Board Override,” “No firing” and “All Job Applications” stipulations.
6. Football Manager 2017 is being touted for a £28-35 retail price and can also be bought via download from Steam.
7. According to Mirror.co.uk Sports Interactive and Sega have been keeping their cards close to their chest ahead of the game’s release and beyond the promise of “more streamlined” gameplay, there has been little in the way of concrete assurances from the pair.
8. According to Mirror.co.uk customisation of manager avatars has been made more in-depth, a greater variety of scenarios have been added to the challenge mode and more interaction from club chairmen is now part of the experience.
9. The player and manager data-bases are expected to be beefed up considerably.
Here are some facts generally about Football Manager!
10. The game began its life in 1992 as Championship Manager. However, following the break-up of their partnership with original publishers Eidos Interactive, Sports Interactive lost the naming rights and re-branded the game Football Manager with their new publishers Sega.
11. Football Manager has been recognized by real-life football clubs as a source for scouting players. In 2008, Everton FC signed a deal with Sports Interactive allowing them to use the game’s database to scout players and opposition.
12. A video documentary entitled Football Manager: More Than Just A Game was produced by journalism graduate and MA student Stephen Milnes and released in October 2010.
13. Another documentary by FilmNova entitled An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary was released in the UK cinemas in October 2014 followed by a release on Steam in March 2015.
14. Football Manager celebrated its twentieth birthday in the summer of 2012, and to celebrate this milestone Back Page Press released a book including interviews with the creators and players that became legends in-game. Another part of the book will include stories about how the game has taken over one’s life.
15. In November 2012, Azerbaijani student Vugar Huseynzade was promoted to manager of FC Baku’s reserve team based on his success in Football Manager.
16. Championship Manager has been the object of a sociological study where it is concluded that not only football culture is essential to fully live the gaming experience, but also gamers build their sporting identity by playing the game.
17. The Football Manager gaming online community has been studied as a workforce to co-construct the crowdsourced database of football players that the game relies on to simulate football matches and careers. The mutual influence of the game and real life football is described as twofold.
18. First, database players simulated potential and real life transfer market activity are mutually shaping each other. The other mutual influence highlighted are the real life football and game metrics that quantify and measure the footballing activity.