Football Manager 13 Introduces Less Time-Consuming 'Classic' Mode For Players With Lives

Football Manager 13: Less Time-Consuming 'Classic' Mode For Players With Lives

The new Football Manager game has just been announced - and this year there's a big new feature.


Less options to control, less details to remember, and less time to spend taking your team to glory.

It's all part of the new 'classic' mode, which is described as a "less time-consuming" version of the incredibly complex game you already know and love. It is said to resemble elements of the game's previous incarnations, which focused mainly on basic tactics, line-ups and transfers.

Before any die-hards cry foul, don't worry - your believed full game is still there, complete with options on how to tie your players' shoe laces.

But for the rest of us, Sega and Sports Interactive have decided to tone things down a bit.

SI chief Miles Jacobson told Eurogamer that "in recent years it's become clear that there's a large group of people who would like to play Football Manager, but simply can't devote the time required to get the most out of the game - in fact, now that they have families and other commitments, even some members of the SI team have found themselves in this position.

"We decided, therefore, to try to find a way to accommodate players with limited free time, without significantly diluting the experience."

The SI team estimate an entire season of classic mode will take about eight to 10 hours to play.

It will include specific challenges as well as open-ended play, and also feature the new 3D match engine, better media integration and other upgrades from the main game.

Football Manager 13 will be released before Christmas.


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