Fresh details of new and improved features for Football Manager 2021 have been announced ahead of the game’s highly anticipated release on November 24.
A recent trailer for the game hinted at new features and strategies that users – sorry managers – will have, the full details of which have now been revealed by the game’s creators, Sports Interactive.
Press conference communication has been further improved (Photo: Sports Interactive) /
Gestures and the ‘Quick Chat’ feature are new communication-oriented additions appearing in FM21.
“The addition of gestures to FM21 allows managers to express themselves more precisely whether it’s in a face-to-face meeting, at their weekly press conference or during a team talk at an important fixture,” Sports Interactive said. Explains.
“Using gestures will allow managers to influence their words and set the mood for their conversations with players and the media.”
The body language of others will also be more subtle, allowing you to read how people in press conferences are responding to what you say.
Communication with players has become more important (Photo: Sports Interactive) /
The QuickChats feature enables managers to have shorter, more informal conversations with players, other managers and journalists.
The matchday experience has also been improved with a new pre-match tactical meeting feature. Managers are also able to view opposing team sheets and strategize accordingly.
A redesigned UI has reshaped how the games themselves will look, while a brand new xG system (everyone’s favorite stat) is being added to provide additional analysis.
Recruitment has always been one of the most popular parts of Football Manager, and has been refreshed with a new ‘Recruitment Meetings’ feature and more interaction with players’ agents.
“The new recruitment meetings will ensure that managers and their recruitment teams are on the same page for immediate areas of improvement and the club’s long-term strategy in the transfer market,” Sports Interactive added.
The opposing team’s sheets allow tactics to be changed pre-match (Image: Sports Interactive)
“These meetings occur in transition windows and allow managers to view reports, set assignments and set priorities for their scouts and analysts in the upcoming window.
“Managers will also interact more with players’ agents at FM21. Agents can be contacted to find out how interested their clients would be in joining your club and to put pen to paper.” What conditions will you need to meet.”
The end-of-season experience has also been tweaked, enabling managers to stay involved in their success for longer.
Events on the pitch have been adapted to include podiums and confetti cannons (for managers who actually win things), as well as an end-of-season review to give you an on-and-off look. Enables you to look back on previous campaigns. Rail highlighted on the pitch!