Features We Want to See in Football Manager 2023
A VARiety of new and improved mechanics!
Football Manager 2023
With each yearly release of Football Manager, there comes with it a whole host of new features and improvements. One example from last year's Football Manager 2022 is that it had a new animation engine for added authenticity during matches. Since there's not much information about Football Manager 2023 available at the moment, here are a few features we’d love to see!
1. Transfer Improvements
Whilst the actual process of transfers is fine, it’s the infuriating AI that is a constant source of annoyance. The computer never seems to want to admit defeat on a transfer and will seemingly never offer you a fair price for a player. No, you can’t buy my £5 million valued player for £400,000; stop it.
2. Media Interactions
Current iterations feature very few actual interactions, and you’ll quickly be passing them over to your assistant so you can focus on something more interesting. It just doesn’t seem to have much impact on the season or the gameplay overall. There are a variety of ways to make these more entertaining (I myself would love to see an 1980’s-style wrestling promo cut by one of the players) and evolve them into a feature that people might actually enjoy spending a bit of time with.
3. More Leagues
More is always better, right? Lower leagues are constantly getting overlooked in the Football Manager series, and whilst it’s true that there are mods available out there to get your favourite Sunday League lads in-game, an official version would be nice. Just don’t expect to see that group of lads who have a five-a-side at your local park on a Sunday anytime soon.
4. Women's Football
Women’s teams are a highly requested feature every year, so it’s a shame that there still hasn’t been any implementation. We know that women’s football is coming, with a blog post written by the developers saying, “When we do it, we’ll do it properly”. A seamless integration of switching between men’s and women’s teams would be great, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for this year's title!
5. Stadium Graphics
Everyone loves to customise their own items in games, and creating your own stadium should be no different. Football Manager has no real-life stadiums and instead has a bunch of generic ones that aren’t anything to write home about. Whilst some incredible stadiums like the Santiago Bernabéu or Old Trafford would be a treat, the ability to create and customise your own personal stadium would be the real winner here.
Those were just five features or improvements we’d love to see in Football Manager 2023, although this list could have gone on for a bit longer!