Sega and Sports Interactive have announced Football Manager 2016 alongside two new mobile games.
With all three scheduled for release before the end of the 2015, it’s going to be a great year for Football Manager fans.
As expected, Football Manager 2016 will launch for PC and Mac, with a release date pencilled in for November 13.
But there will also be two Football Manager mobile games launching “before Christmas” – Football Manager Touch and Football Manager Mobile.
Football Manager Touch, previously known as Football Manager Classic, is a quick play mode that sits between the main game and the more limited Mobile. It’s been a mode within the main game for some time, and was released on tablet in March this year.
This will be the first time the newly renamed Football Manager Touch will be available as a standalone on Steam and on tablets.
Football Manager Mobile will be a unique iOS and Android experience as usual.
“For some time now it’s been clear to us that there is no ‘one size fits all’ football management experience,” says Sports Interactive head Miles Jacobson. “The introduction of Football Manager Touch as a standalone offering – playable across computer and tablet – means that we now offer something for everyone.”
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New features for Football Manager 2016 include a create-a-club mode. That’s alongside a fantasy draft mode where you compete with other managers to build a squad from scratch without a fixed budget, followed by a mini-league.
There are a number of other tweaks and additions too, such as the introduction of more manager customisation options, a set piece creator, more realistic injuries, improved AI transfers and extended press interactions.
Football Manager Touch will also include the create-a-club mode, with cross-save available between mobile devices and PC/Mac.
If you pre-order Football Manager from any participating retailer you also get access to An Alternative Reality, which is the Football Manager documentary.
You’ll also get access to the game’s beta two weeks prior to the game’s launch.