Football Manager 2011
On the 11 August 2010, Sports Interactive published a YouTube video announcing a number of new features that will be included in Football Manager 2011. This video announced the following features:
Agents roles have been enhanced; there will be five types of agents that negotiate contracts. Some will give you a blank page for negotiations, while others will ask for too much and others will be more sensible.
There will be around a dozen new contact clauses, including a bonus for players making it into the Team of the Year and a minimum fee release clause if a big club comes in.
Negotiations with a player have been made "face to face" in order to increase the realism of the game.
Training has been enhanced; there will be fourteen extra areas to train players in, and a new match preparation section allows you to train players in specific formations.
Interaction with players and other managers has been improved, including making it possible to have private conversations with players.
There are new board requests as part of this improved interaction, including requesting higher percentage of transfer revenue and requesting a new stadium if the current stadium can't be expanded.
The news section and inbox have been merged back together with a new look, and there are more options for subscriptions.
The match engine has been improved to include player emotion, meaning players will react more visibly to what is happening on the pitch.
The much-requested "dynamic league reputation" has been included, meaning that if game-players take on a club in a less fancied nation, and take that club to glory, the reputation of that nation's league will raise.
A number of features as well as the design of the box had previously been leaked on the 23 July 2010, before any official announcements were made by Sports Interactive and SEGA. Sports Interactive Studio Director Miles Jacobson confirmed that some of the leaked information is accurate and some isn't. Moreover, SEGA asked to remove any content regarding FM 2011 from some of the fansites
Other features have been posted on digital download sites, such as Gamersgate:
Set Piece Creator – Much like Football Manager 2010’s Tactics Creator, we’ve now added a Set Piece Creator to the game which allows you to set up your set piece routines in a much more intuitive and user-friendly manner.
Press Conference revamp – Not just a new user interface, and not just 150+ new press conference questions, but also all of the previous 500+ press conference questions have been fully reviewed, with possible answers revised where necessary, leading to press conferences being more intuitive and in situ.
- Christian Rosendal