Football Manager 2012
Football Manager is a series of football management simulation games developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. The game Began Its life in 1992 as Championship Manager. Howevera, Following the break-up of original publishers of developer partnership with Eidos Interactive, Sports Interactive Enquire lost the naming and re-branded the Football Manager game developer’s new with publishers Sega. The latest version of Football Manager was released on 13 November 2015.
On 12 February 2004 after Splitting from publishers Eidos Interactive, It Was Announced That Sports Interactive, developers of the Championship Manager game, hadd retained the Rights to the source code soft swimming the Rights to the title Championship Manager, Which Were Held onto by Eidos (who Enquire Previously Acquired from the brand Domark Their upon merger in 1995). These led to a further Developments That announcement inserted Sports Interactive football management games WOULD BE released under the Famous Football Manager brand name. Whilst the Championship Manager series Would go on, Eidos no longer hadd any source code, or, indeed a developer for Championship Manager.
Having been left without a publisher for Its football management series, Sports Interactive teamed up with Sega and later, in April, 2006, Sports Interactive Was Completely Acquired by the publisher in a Continuing a trend of consolidation Within the games industry.
The first game released under the Newly Acquired brand Was Football Manager Football Manager 2005. Commonly known as “FM 2005”, it competed directly with Championship Manager 5 from Eidos-funded Beautiful Game Studios.
Football Manager 2005 Included an updated user interface, a refined game engine, updated database and competition rules, pre and post-match information, international player news, cup summary news, a 2D match engine, coach reports on squads, job center for non- playing positions, contract Mutual Termination, enhanced player loan options, manager “mind games” and Various other features.
Football Manager 2005 was released in the UK on 6 November 2004 – Closely Followed by releases in Many other countries around the world – and it became the 5th fastest selling PC game of all time (according to Eurogamer). The Macintosh version of the game comes on the Same dual disk format as the Windows version, so Its sales are Also Included.
Football Manager 2006 for Windows and Mac OS was released in the UK on 21 October 2005 (2 weeks Originally Stated Earlier than the November 4 release). On the Same day as the game’s release, Sports Interactive Also released a patch to fix some bugs discovered During the Beta and Gold Stages of development. In Its first week of release, it became the second-fastest-selling PC game of all-time in the UK.
Essentially just a season update of FM 2005 howevera it does, include Many small adjustments and improvements to the general gameplay. These adjustments include team-talks, simplified training and in-game help screens. As well as this, the game is updated by Its Many researchers (unpaid fans of the game augmented by in-house collaboration). The database is usually updated twice in the period of the release of the game. The first comes with the game and the second in February is usually downloadable as a free update to date Which Reflect the changes take place During the winter opening of the FIFA transfer window. As has been customary with the series a beta demo of the game was released on 12 September 2005. This Was Followed later on 30 September by a gold demo. This is a cut-down, time limited version of the full game Which is sent to the game MANUFACTURERS.
With a special download from Sports Interactive, Can you play as the Fictional football team, Harchester United from Sky One’s series Dream Team.
The Xbox 360 version was released on 13 April 2006 and is the first home console game in the Football Manager series. The full 50 playable league Included are systems, as well as a 250,000-strong player database (very near to the figure of the PC version), soft due to the large save files of the game, the Xbox hard disk drive is required. Also the game is region free.
This version Also Makes use of the Xbox Live functionality, allowing players to create online leagues and cups with up to 16 human-controlled teams using team have exported from the date of developer broke the offline game. Voice chat is fully supported During online play. It has been confirmed That Also as Will release new content through the Marketplace system.
On 8 June 2006 published details on Sports Interactive Football Manager 2007. “Packed full with more than 100 new features, Football Manager 2007 is set for release on PC, Mac and Intel Mac, as well as the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Football Manager handheld on Sony’s PlayStation Portable handheld entertainment system (PSP) completest the format line-up, with all platforms set for a Christmas 2006 release. ”
On 24 September 2006 Announced That It Was WOULD BE Football Manager 2007 released on 20 October, 2006.
On 1 October 2006 released a Gold Sports Interactive Demo of FM 2007 available in two versions, vanilla and strawberry. Both versions Allow users to play a season Into 6 months. The strawberry version contains a larger collection of quickstarts Can so users try out more leagues. Also it contains more graphics than the vanilla version.
As a Result Of Certain retail outlets Ignoring the official release date, I Was Actually Football Manager 2007 released on 18 October, 2006.
New features in the 2007 version of FM include the Ability to include pictures for you as the manager; Such interaction media increased substantially as approaches from national newspaper journalists about the upcoming match or asking for comments on a player’s performance in recent matches; new varying degrees of criticism or praise for players (or very happy with form Pleased with form Rather than just one good generic term) has been a feature similar Is Included for admiring Such actions as attempting to unsettle players transfer or Targets. Improvements have been made to board Also request interactions.
The main improvement lauded by Sports Interactive for this version of FM is the Improved scouting system. Scouts ‘and coaches’ experience is now shown graphically via bar charts and gain knowledge from scouts They have scouted Previously Areas. To go with this now it is Possible to get feeder / parent club status Which Allows you to either send your players to lower league teams to gain experience, make it Easier to get work Permits, merchandise sales in other Areas etc. or, as a lower league team, to Receive reserve and youth team players on free, long season Loans and to Generate Revenue through Associated extra ‘fees’ and friendly matches. In turn the parent club scouting GAINS That knowledge for the area is in the feeder club of f it is in another country than that club.
A patch has been released to combat Some of the main bugs in the game, Such as unrealistic scout reports and high Amounts of Injuries sustained whilst playing on the pitch. The latest build of this patch 7.0.2 is 94 768.
On 27 July, the Football Manager website updated with a new Was Football Manager 2008 section.
On 3 October 2007 Sega Europe Ltd and Sports Interactive Football Manager 2008 Announced To Be Released October 19. Howevera, Was Brought the release date forward by a day to 18 October 2007 Some retailers due to shipping the game early. There were a number of new features: all features in matches seamlessly follow on from the previous one; a mini-radar pitch Appears During tactical changes; Improved International management; new skin; advisor system; Improved notebook system; Revamped captain a selection; Improved system board and fan confidence; transfer center to track transfers; Improved match engine; the player may change pitch dimensions; Overhaul award system; in-game all-time best Elevens; Revamped finance a system; collective win bonuses; FaceGen-gen system for new players; new calendar.
Football Manager 2009 
Main article: Football Manager 2009
On 3 September 2008, Sports Interactive released a video preview Announcing Football Manager 2009 To Be released on 14 November. The main difference from past versions Was the inclusion of a 3D match engine for the first time in the game’s history. Other new features Included the Ability to have female managers and staff, a new system press conference, more in-depth feedback from your assistant manager and a more realistic transfer system. The latest Incarnation of Football Manager Was Also released in DVD format for the first time.
The use of online-activation DRM utilised by Sports Interactive resulted in Issues for Consumers Activating either online, or phone. This Was The Result of a well orchestrated DDoS attack upon activation Launched servers and phone lines, resulting in Many users on the Windows platform Unable to activate and play.
On December 17, 2008, Sports Interactive Announced a deal with Arsenal FC to release an exclusive version of Football Manager 2009 official Containing all pictures Arsenal squad player, and an exclusive skin in Arsenal’s colors.
Shortly Following this announcement, pursuit of developer Sports Interactive reinforced by Offering of online retailers through eSellerate Football Manager 2009 for the Mac OS X platform on 23 December. This is the first Incarnation of the game to swear available to global users through online distribution.
Football Manager 2010 
Main article: Football Manager 2010
On August 12, 2009, Sports Interactive & SEGA Europe Ltd. Announced That Football Manager 2010 for PC and Apple Macintosh, and Football Manager Handheld 2010 for PlayStation Portable Was To Be released on 30 October 2009. Include Competitions: Challenge Cup and Challenge Cup qualification, Caribbean Championship
Football Manager has been Hugely Successful, Managing to gain the number 1 spot in the gaming charts. Many there have been improvements made to FM10, Including the Following: –
A totally Revamped user interface Making It Simpler and quicker to find the information you want.
Match Analysis tool Showing the actions of Each player on the pitch, allowing you to pinpoint any team’s Strengths and Weaknesses.
Making changes from the touchline by “shouting” instructions from the touchline instantly.
Included two new national teams, Zanzibar and Tuvalu.