Football Manager 2014 release date announced as October 31

The Football Manager 2014 release date has
been confirmed, with publisher Sega revealing the latest instalment to the much
loved franchise will land on October 31.

Letting you take to the touchline as the
manager of your own football team, the Football Manager 2014 release date will
see the game hit retailers a full month after the two leading football sims,
FIFA 14 and PES 2014 are made publically available.


Confirming the new October 31 Football
Manager 2014 release date, Sega has pegged the game as “the most feature-packed
and technically advanced release in the series’ history.”


Said to benefit from more than 1,000
enhancements over last year’s title, the Football Manager 2014 release date
will see the game become more accessible, with developer Sports Interactive
introducing cloud saves to let you access in-game progress from any computer.


“The integration of Steam’s
‘cloud save’ functionality means that managers will now be able to continue a
single career across a variety of computers, as long as they are logged into
their Steam account,” a Sports Interactive spokesperson said. “What’s more, the
cross-compatibility between the Windows PC, Mac and Linux versions means that a
single career can be continued across any and all of these platforms.”


With the October
31 Football Manager 2014 release date covering PC, Mac and Linux versions of
the game, Sega has revealed the title will benefit from full Retina display
support, as well as the option of creating and exporting YouTube highlight
packages from within the game.


As well as bringing a raft of improvements to
the computer based platforms, the Football Manager 2014 PS Vita edition will be
the first mobile version of the game to support a 3D match engine.


Discussing the mobile title Sports
Interactive stated: “
The PS Vita game will also be the first handheld
version of Football Manager to feature the 3D match engine.”


The developers added: “Football
Manager Classic players will not only be able to continue a single career
across the three computer platforms, they will also be able to continue that
same career while mobile on their PS Vita (the PS Vita version of FM 2014 is
also required).”


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