Football Manager 2013 release date, features wishlist & demo rumours
Football Manager 2013 release date, features wishlist and demo rumours all rolled up into one. Find out what to expect from Sega's next footie hit
Update: Our Football Manager 2013 rumours roundup has grown to accommodate a fresh batch of news, gossip and officially announced features. Check out the latest, below
Alright fellas, it’s that time of the year again; that time of the year you love, but the missus dreads – the release of a brand spanking new Football Manager.
And with that news, we've rounded up the latest rumours to paint a somewhat bleak picture of what to expect.
Football Manager 2013: Release date
We’re yet to hear when Football Manager 2013 will officially hit shelves, however, taking previous release dates into account it’s likely to be released in either October or November this year.
Football Manager 2013: Demo
Alas, there has been no official confirmation regarding when the Football Manager 2013 demo will be released, however, if we go by precedent, it’s usually released a few weeks prior to the game’s official launch.
Football Mananger 2013: Less demanding?
There have been a string of key FM 2013 announcements recently, including the announcement of several new game modes. One that sticks out in particular is classic mode, which is designed to be less time-consuming, according to the game's developer.
The new classic mode in FM 2013 achieves this by simplifying club management, so it can be completed quicker and there’s less of a workload.
This, the game's creator believes, could help reduce the number of couples citing Football Manager in divorce cases. Since 2004, the game has been citied in more than 35 divorces cases, according to the Telegraph.
Football Manager 2013: Features Wishlist
We're yet to hear about anything feature-related, however, fanboys have been quick to make their suggestions. Here are our favourites:
Trophy Cabnet: Although it's already possible to view your accomplishments as manager, apparently, lists just don’t do it for people these days. According to WhatCulture, FM 2013 should allow virtual managers to display and view their trophies in a, err, virtual trophy cabinet.
Saying that, longing after the Champions League trophy you once won with Chelsea, whilst you’re fighting a relegation battle with Farnborough probably won't be great for the team - or your own personal morale."
Physio Manager: Admittedly the idea of being a physio at a football club isn’t the most enticing out there (unless, of course, the prospect of rubbing down hairy, sweaty men’s thighs is what gets you up in the morning), but this is not to say a good few Football Manager fans out there are wholly against the idea.
Job Interviews: Most people dread going into them, but it seems a certain FM fan is eager for a job interview feature in the next game, according to FootballManagerStory.
T3 readers respond: We asked our Twitter followers for their features wishlist. Here are the best:
@Decoconky: 1.More in-depth one to one interaction 2. More off the field random events 3.Better fan interaction e.g feelings on style of play
Do you have a features wishlist? Let us know which nifty features you'd like to see in the comment section below.