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Sega announces Football Manager Mobile 2016 for Android, coming this November

Sega and Sports Interactive have just announced that Football Manager 2016 will be launched in November. Alongside the new game, a special Football Manager Mobile 2016 will be available for Android, as well as a Touch version for high-end tablets.
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September 8, 2015
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Sega and Sports Interactive have just announced that Football Manager 2016, the latest title in the popular sports management simulation series, will launch sometime this November. There are a handful of new features being added to the title, along with a pretty big shake-up concerning the game’s release.

This new release will consist of two separate mobile games, Football Manager Touch and Football Manager Mobile. The Touch version will come to PC, Mac, Linux and high-end tablets. This game was previously available as a quick play mode in older Football Manager titles, but will now be available as a standalone game. Football Manager Handheld will be rebranded as Football Manager Mobile, but will keep much of the same functionality. There will also be a standard Football Manager 2016 game for PC and Mac, though this release won’t be available on mobile devices.

As for the new release of Football Manager Mobile, the key features consist of:

  • Enhanced Tactics: Take greater control of your squad with the introduction of new tactical instructions. You can choose where your team concentrates its passing, as well as selecting your main attacking threat and creative outlet – and even advise your goalkeeper on distribution.
  • Coaching Staff: Prepare your squad for match days better than ever before with the addition of coaches, providing your team with focused training to prepare for their next big fixture.
  • Management Style: The introduction of gold, silver and bronze coaching badges allows you to define your own management style. Will you concentrate on improving your defence or attack, or focus on morale and man management? Your decision will influence your team’s style.

So, why the big shake-up? Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson explains:

For some time now it’s been clear to us that there is no ‘one size fits all’ football management experience. While a huge number of our fans have the time and dedication required to devote themselves to the ‘full’ simulation, there’s an equally-large number who prefer a more streamlined option. Not only that, but the widespread availability of mobile devices means that people are playing in different ways. The introduction of Football Manager Touch as a standalone offering – playable across computer and tablet – means that we now offer something for everyone.

Football Manager Mobile 2016 will come to Android and iOS this November, and Football Manager Touch 2016 will come to Steam and high-end tablets at the same time. We’re not exactly sure what tablets make the “high-end” cut, but we’ll update you as we learn more.