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Yes, it’s the time for the release of the next instalment of the legendary Football Manager franchise with FM 24.
It feels as if every time SEGA announce a host of improvements to the game, and this year is no different.
There has been a complete revamp on set pieces, allowing for more control over your teams tactics.
You are also now able to offload players through agents, providing you with more funding to rebuild your squad.
The latest edition of the Football Manager franchise, FM24, will be released on November 6
The game sees a variety of improvements across a whole range of different features
Meanwhile, there are also number of ways to set targets and encourage, allowing for a different method of motivating players.
But how does the latest model of the game line up overall? Below, Mail Sport takes a look at various aspects.GAMEPLAY
Firstly, this year’s improvements allow for a more complete control over the club you decide to manage, yet you are still able to adjust your level of control.
You are even able to dictate if you would like current transfers to be included in your game file. There is the ‘FM Original’ mode - where updated squads are included from the start, ‘Real World’ - which follows transfers by the date, so if there are any deals to happen in January, these will continue to go ahead in the save at that point.
Finally there is ‘Your World’ - this is a mode where there is a blank canvas and no transfers that are due to happen in the future will take place. This mode is targeted for players looking for a different reality.
The biggest upgrade is the option to carry your saves across. So when you open up FM24 for the first time, you will be able to bring your 10-year save when you took Bromley from the National League to the Premier League across from FM23.
But, with regards to the gameplay in matches, FM24 sees huge improvements, particularly with the way players behave.
The new game allows you to choose a particular game mode with regards to future transfers
There are several updates to ball physics, lighting and player behaviour within the gameplay
The new build-up to matches increases the excitement ahead of kick off, while players' movements and rotations are even more realistic and you will definitely notice differences with a huge amount of positional fluidity.
This is particularly pertinent with the introduction of an inverted full-back player role, with those in that position becoming increasingly important attacking weapons in the modern day.
It is noticeable that the players perform their roles like you would expect them to do in the real world which is a welcome boost.
There are other general upgrades to ball physics and lighting too and the realism of matches is only increasing.TRANSFER OVERHAUL
If you thought that it was easy to sign players previously, those days are now gone. Following the overhaul of the transfer market this year, be prepared to battle with rival managers for signatures of stars and staff.
This may even result in you missing out on your top transfer targets, due to fighting against increasingly intelligent AI managers.
The aforementioned use of intermediaries as essentially third-party brokers is another intriguing addition.