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Football Manager 2014 announced ahead of pre-Christmas release

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Thu Aug 15 2013, 13:10

VIRTUAL FOOTBALL COACHING GAME Football Manager will return in a 2014 version with additional features.

Sports Interactive announced the release yesterday and promised 1,000 new features along with the game's first appearance on the Linux OS and the ability to save games in the cloud.

"[Football Manager 2014] is the most feature packed and technically advanced release in Sports Interactive history, with over 1,000 new features and improvements," said the firm in a post to its website.

"The [Football Manager] experience is enhanced with the game available on Linux for the first time and the introduction of 'cloud save' technology, meaning managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world."

Customisation is a key feature and virtual managers will able to tinker with their teams, their colours and their badges.

You can preorder the game now. Sports Interactive said that preorder punters will get into the game two weeks early.

Once you have it you will be able to enjoy an improved 3D game viewer and a more realistic transfer market. In general the game should have more of a jumpers for goalposts and onion bags feel about it.

"Major changes have been made to [Football Manager] 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," added the firm.

"The language employed throughout the game has also enjoyed a major overhaul and now corresponds more closely to the language of real world football."

More details about the game are expected to come out over the coming weeks. It will be released before Christmas. µ


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