SEGA announces Football Manager 2011

 

A new entry in SEGA’s highly successful and critically acclaimed series, Football Manager, has been announced for release before Christmas 2010 and available on PC, Mac and Playstation Portable. In Football Manager, players take on the role of manager of a number of football clubs or national team manager and guide the team to glory by meeting targets set by the board, which, depending on which club you pick can range from winning a trophy, being promoted or surviving relagation. Speaking of the announcement, Miles Jacobson from Sports Interactive said;

“We always strive to give the end-user the best experience possibleInteractive. The training system, for example, has always been the best we thought it could be, until now. We’ve found a way to make it even better.”

Continue on to read the full Press Release and find out the new features available in the lastest installment.

Football Manager 11 will be released across multi-platforms later this year and promises armchair managers an overhauled training system and new real-time contract negotiations with players.

The latest version of the best-selling management-sim franchise from Sports Interactive and Sega will be available for PC, Mac and PSP before Christmas.

The training system has been improved and now includes a match preparation area to focus on specific areas ahead of big games. It also includes more training schedules for players with 14 different skill sets to work on.

“We always strive to give the end-user the best experience possible,” said Miles Jacobson, studio director at Sports Interactive. “The training system, for example, has always been the best we thought it could be, until now. We’ve found a way to make it even better.”

Football Manager 11 now lets virtual managers have private backroom chats with players or public conversations with players at other clubs – ideal for unsettling potential recruits.

For added realism, players’ agents now also have their own distinct personality types which require a more considered approach when brokering the next big deal. And the tension of transfer day deadlines looming is heightened with contract negotiations happening in real time.

The 3D match engine also sees graphical improvements with 100 new animations, player emotions, richer pitch textures and floodlit night matches.

The Football Manager franchise is one of the world’s most successful sports games with over six million copies sold worldwide.

Its developer employs over 1,500 part-time researchers to keep the game’s database of real world players as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

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