For those who are new to Football Manager’s way of relaying information about their games, then welcome to the normality that is the FM Feature Update (I don’t think we can trademark that). Now and again, the social team over at Sports Interactive drops an info dump on the Football Manager Twitter about features coming to Football Manager 2021. Guess what? It’s that time of year again. We’ve already had some of the headline features announced – we’ve written a story about that here – but now we head into the less revelatory territory.
When you’re first introduced to your new FM 2021 club, the chairperson will set out a series of expectations for you during your time at the club. This isn’t new, but what is new is an ask for you to spend your entire transfer budget in one transfer window. This goes against most managers’ instincts – to preserve as much money as possible and build the club up gradually – but some of you will relish at the challenge at finding the best ways to spend tons of cash on talent that can improve your squad.
When signing one of those players in FM 2021, they now come with additional descriptions if they’re a goalkeeper, and now outfield players can be easily trained right from the inbox. They can also be put directly onto set-pieces without having to go into the specific training and set-piece menus respectively. With those players, you’ll now be able to see their mental status before a dreaded penalty shootout, but with the added visual help when setting up your tactics, you might not even have to get that far. In defense, there are now arrows highlighting how narrow your team will defend, with new more helpful descriptions to match.
That’s all the new information at this current time, but we’ll be sure to update you when we have more. Football Manager 2021 will release this November, but it’s not like you’re much worse off continuing with this year’s version – that one won’t officially have COVID-19. After all, these games can last thousands of hours, and throw up some absolutely wonderful narratives.