Time for the new Football Manager 2013 is coming up and we wanted to sum up all the most interesting features wishlist and Demo rumors along with the official release date of FM 2013.
From an article at T3, as they said at 10th of August, a 'trusted source' told them that game developers, Sports Interactive, are planning to release official announcement about the game now in two weeks time. Let's all hope this to be true.
So here is our summery;
Football Manager 2013: Release dateIt is yet to be seen when will FM 2013 officially be released for the sale, but taking into account from the former releases, it's likely that it will be released in the late October or early November.
Release dates for all FM games according to FM-Base;
Football Manager 2013 - Late October/Early November 2012 (Estimated)
Football Manager 2012 - October 21st 2011
Football Manager 2011 - November 5th 2010
Football Manager 2010 - October 30th 2009
Football Manager 2009 - November 14th 2008
Football Manager 2008 - October 18th 2007
Football Manager 2007 - October 20th 2006
Football Manager 2006 - October 21st 2005
Football Manager 2005 - November 5th 2004
So seeing these dates we have every right to make this kind of judgment on the release date. And as you can see from this info from FM-Base, earliest release was FM 2008 in October 18th 2007, while the latest was for its sequel FM 2009 in November 14th 2008.
Release of Football Manager 2013 DemoAs we yet do not know when will the latest version of FM be released, we can expect the Demo to be available just few weeks prior to the games full release. Let's all hope that this will be the case this year as well.
Why are so keen to know when will the demo be out. Simple, Sports Interactive lets us to see a glimps from the real game. Although, it's only six months available of managing, it gives us a clear idea what can we expect from the full version when it comes out.
Football Manager 2013: Features WishlistWe're yet to hear about anything feature-related, however, fanboys have been quick to make their suggestions. Here are our favourites:
Trophy Cabinet: Although it's already possible to view your accomplishments as manager, apparently, lists just don’t do it for people these days. According to WhatCulture, FM 2013 should allow virtual managers to display and view their trophies in a, err, virtual trophy cabinet.
Saying that, longing after the Champions League trophy you once won with Chelsea, whilst you’re fighting a relegation battle with Farnborough probably won't be great for the team - or your own personal morale."
Physio Manager: Admittedly the idea of being a physio at a football club isn’t the most enticing out there (unless, of course, the prospect of rubbing down hairy, sweaty men’s thighs is what gets you up in the morning), but this is not to say a good few Football Manager fans out there are wholly against the idea.
In fact, there are many who would like to see how they’d fare being a chairman, coach or scout. Or all three - well, according to TrueFootballManger anyways.
Job Interviews: Most people dread going into them, but it seems a certain FM fan is eager for a job interview feature in the next game, according to FootballManagerStory.
We're not sure how best this could work - do we fill in a CV and a virtual HR vixen calls us in for a meeting or do potential managers simply have to go into the interview and answer a list of questions correctly to secure the job? Either way - we're intrigued.
There is also a large discussion on FM Scout about Football Manager 2013 Feature Request, so be sure to check it out.
FMBlog followers respond: We asked our Twitter followers for their features wishlist. Here are the best:
@GizzyMcKeown some of the reactions to team talks just aren't realistic so some improvements needed there
@bowzer77 more in depth tactics! In older versions they had a with ball and without ball tactic screen, that was really good!
@kyliep118 create your own stadium? Players arguing? Twitter? Ballboys? Make actual cups? :)
@pulpjohnfiction better press conferences
@Jack_H_Evans Should be able to work under more experienced managers, maybe as Youth Team Manager, or Reserve Team Manager.
@5cou5er1892 better set piece set up, like that on fifa #FootballManager2013
Let us know which features you'd like to see in the comment section below.