There’s also good news for those of you who like to operate with three centre backs. Football Manager 2022 introduces the wide centre back role, giving you the option to deploy your footballers in a defence, support, or attack duty. They’ll have an increasing willingness to overlap to create two-on-one situations if you fancy going for it with some attack-minded tactics.
To recreate the drama of the transfer window’s end, Sports Interactive is equipping Football Manager 2022 with a snazzy new match engine and a reworked deadline day experience. The company is releasing a series of videos on YouTube to go over the new features in the upcoming PC game, the most recent of which includes commentary from a journalist and a real-life football manager.Your players will have a broader range of motion, according to Sports Interactive, because the root motion of on-the-ball dribbles and touches has been altered. The AI has been improved to improve the flow of play, and the pressing system has been modified to make players more aware of their sprint capacity, allowing them to know when they can and cannot press. The accuracy has also been improved so that a player’s condition has a bigger impact.
Sports Interactive is also improving Football Manager’s deadline day experience to reflect better the “drama, excitement, and suspense” of the climax of the transfer window. Football Manager senior UI/UX designer Tom Bray explains that the game will better inform you of the latest deals, rumours, and offers thanks to a new deadline day hub. You’re also getting dedicated screens to help you monitor interest from other clubs in your players, capitalise on contract situations, and see who has been stuck on the transfer list.
You can catch the video in full below, which features journalist Fabrizio Romano and former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder.
Sports Interactive is revamping Football Manager 2022’s UI elements to give the day some tension, like a countdown timer that reminds you that the day is drawing to a close. There’s also a ticker bar that reveals the latest breaking transfer news if you’re looking for the ol’ Sky Sports-style experience.