With the official release on the 7th of November for Football Manager 2015, SEGA have included several new features and improvements into the popular franchise. Known for its realistic simulation of the football/soccer managerial world, Football Manager 2015 includes over 600,000 players and staff within its database and is the first game to integrate Twitch TV Livestreaming. Most returning players to the series will already know what to expect, and this new particular game doesn’t include any vast changes as expected away from a redesigned interface that aims to increase the accessibility of harder-to-find areas. Instead, SEGA have included much more detail for players to explore and add to their stratagems when becoming a manager of their favorite teams. Veterans of the franchise may find the new interface frustrating, especially after years of learning and mastering the now defunct older system, and unfortunately this is something that can’t be adjusted in the settings.
Firstly, and very briefly, there are the usual graphic and visual improvements of the game with the main interface now incorporating a responsive sidebar instead of the old tedious method of searching through several drop-downs to reach the screen you wish. The 3D match engine has also been overhauled to provide more detail to player movements along with the addition of weather and stadiums to provide a much more realistic experience for players to explore.
The largest in-game addition to the franchise will allow managers to access the training ground themselves to train players specifically. This new dimension of the game will also allow managers to take time to earn coaching badges and increase their own attributes to get more out of their players and ensure positive results for the fans and owners. This brand new feature provides more detail towards specific coaches, highlighting their unique personalities and coaching styles that you can explore before making the decision of hiring them for your team. This will give players much needed control over the development of their players and their performances during matches.