FIFA18 has already satisfied the gaming itch for many football fans, but for those of us with a more tactical approach to the game, the new Football Manager can’t come soon enough.
It’s almost time to pop on your Champions League suit and guide your club to glory with your spot-on tactics and solid man management.
Football Manager 2018 isn’t too far away and it promises to be better than ever with improved scouting, AI and motion capture.
What is the Football Manager 2018 release date?
The newest version of Football manager will be available from Friday 10th November 2017.
FM18 will be available on PC, Mac and Linux, and there will also be the streamlined versions of the game – Football Manager Touch and Football Manager Mobile.
When can you play the FM 18 beta?
Fans who are too impatient to wait for the full release will have the opportunity to play the beta version when they pre-order the game.
The public beta is expected to go live around two weeks before the full game, which means it could launch as soon as 27th October.
While it would be a beta and still ‘in development’, players can expect a fairly similar experience to the full game.
What are the new features in FM18?
Football Manager has been showing off its new features and updates as part of an Inside FM2018 video series.
Scouting has been given a complete makeover, including a new scouting centre with the aim of producing a more realistic transfer process.
A scout recommendation score out of 100 has been added and gives you a more accurate idea of what your scouts think of a potential signing.
The tactics side of the game has been updated with pre-match briefings as well as a dedicated analysis section in your tactics panel.
One of the big changes for FM18 is the focus on dynamics, meaning the happiness of your players and the harmony within the squad.
The overall dynamics of your squad will have an effect on how well players link up on the pitch, the player morale and determines how easily new signings adjust to the team.