Football Manager 2016 – New Features

Football Manager 2016
Football Manager 2016

The time is finally here, after months of limited news and worrying. Sports Interactive have released some exciting new features for the Pending FM16. You will find all the information you need here! Let us know your opinions about the game and what your most looking forward to seeing. All the images are still work in progress so things could change. Game will be fully released on the 13th of November, the beta will be out 2 weeks prior and the demo a few days before the release date. Smooth’ 16 will definitely be out just in time!

Manager on the Touchline

Initial Announcement - Manager on Touchline Creation
Interesting looking appearance – FM16

Get closer to the action than ever before with your own customisable character to bark out instructions and join the celebrations from the touchline. Customise your own touchline manager character & see them and other managers on the touchline.

New Game Mode – Fantasy Draft

Create your dream team and take on your mates in ‘Fantasy Draft’ mode. Starting with a fixed budget, each manager builds a squad from scratch, competing with other managers to sign the best talent before going head-to-head against one another in a mini-league. Play with up to 32 other players!

New Game Mode – Create-A-Club

For the first time, Football Manager 2016 allows fans to add their own custom-built club to any league they choose, through the single player ‘Create-a-club’ mode. Create-A-Club allows you to name the club, add yourself and friends to the line-up, edit the squad to your heart’s content and even choose the colours.

Prozone Match Analysis

Sports Interactive’s partnership with the leading sports statistics provider, Prozone, has seen a wide reaching revamp of the in-game match analysis tool, adding lots of useful functionality whilst also making it a lot more prominent and easier to use.

Set-Piece Creator

FM 2016 05 - Set Piece Creator_2

Football Manager 2016’s powerful, yet easy-to-use set piece creator allows managers to set up multiple set piece routines to be used across multiple tactics; with different set pieces for each set piece taker, new zonal marking options and much, much more.

Expanded Press Interaction

Press conferences are more varied than ever before, with many new conversations to be had with the press, especially more contextual questions & responses. In addition, unemployed managers can now use media interviews to help get them back into the game.

Football Manager Touch – Cross-Save

All versions of Football Manager Touch 2016 are ‘cross-save compatible’ with one another, so a career started on a tablet can be saved to the cloud and continued on computer (and vice versa).

More Realistic Injuries

Sports Interactive has worked alongside a number of physiotherapists, doctors and related organisations to ensure that the depiction and treatment of injuries in Football Manager 2016 is more realistic than ever before. This doesn’t mean that fewer injuries will be sustained, but that those which do occur will be treated and develop more realistically. Injuries will now be determined during matches, while new injury types have been added and there is now a tangible distinction between player condition and match sharpness.

And Much, Much More

Further additions and updates include staff shortlisting, improved manager and staff movement, revised board requests, a revamp of board confidence, more contextual team talks, fully updated competition rules & squad information, an improved financial module, improved AI transfers and team selection, new social media features and many more – all of which combine to make Football Manager 2016 the most complete and immersive simulation of football management ever.

Initial Announcement - Team Instructions
New tactics screen

Sports Interactive announced that FM 2016 will be released on November 13th

– Beta will be made available 2 weeks before final release.
– Demo should be out about a couple of days before final release.
– Touch (PC, Mac, Linux & High-End Tablets) and Mobile (iOS & Android) editions will be be released on the same day for the first time ever.

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