UK developer Sports Interactive has confirmed that its newest title Football manager 2011 will be released in the UK on November 5th.
That day will also see the release of Football Manager Handheld 2011. Dates for other territories will be announced is due course.
The game includes a new contract negotiation system. Agents have been expanded on and now boast lots of different agent types who negotiate contracts in different ways. There are also lots of new contract clauses like bonuses if they make it into the team of the year or minimum fee release clauses if a big European team comes in for them – there are about a dozen of these in total.
Deal negotiation also different and is handled more realistically on a conversational basis.
Other tweaks include the merging of the news screen and inbox and the addition of an “Emotion Engine” to the standard game engine that sees the players reacting to the on-pitch action in a more realistic way.
Also new is Dynamic League Reputation, something which Jacobson says is one of the most requested features in the series’ history. It allows for the global tracking of the success of clubs on a national level. The better the reputation of your national league, the better chance you have of signing players.