Brand new features in Football Manager 21 revealed

Next month Football Manager will return to inevitably take over our lives and ruin any relationships we had left.

And I’m completely fine with all of that – because what could be more important than taking a League 2 side all the way to the Champions League on a shoestring budget?

So what’s different in this title? A blog post has revealed some of the standout new features that will come with the game, which include more varied interactions with players and press, better animations and the introduction of xG, one for the true statisticians out there.

The FM21 blog has highlighted four key areas of improvement in the upcoming game.

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Improved interactions

“Let others feel the impact of your words and know what sort of manager you are with the overhauled approach to interaction and communication. Express yourself like never before with brand-new gestures and get your point across clearly with more varied conversations, and benefit from new ways to chat in press conferences, the team meeting room or your office.”

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Better match day experience

“Every fixture now feels like a true spectacle with animation, lighting and graphical improvements delivering the best-looking 3D match simulation in the series. A new build-up and post-match experience brings you closer to the action than ever before and the introduction of xG in conjunction with SciSports takes football realism to new levels.”

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In-depth scouting and transfers

“Power your scouting and set your transfer intentions with brand-new recruitment meetings. Get on the same page with your scouting team, both for your next moves and the club’s longer-term transfer strategy. For the first time, you’ll also be able to approach agents directly about a player’s interest in joining your club which mimics how most of the big deals are done across the real world of football.”

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Season reviews

“Re-live the previous campaign and revel in your success like never before. A brand-new season review experience picks out the best moments on and off the pitch, whilst showpiece victories now feel much sweeter with vastly improved title presentations and mass media attention. You’ve worked hard for your achievements and now you’ll enjoy them more than ever before.”

Football Manager 21 is set to be released on November 24.

Featured image credit: Sports Interactive / Sega