Sports Interactive is outfitting Football Manager 2022 with a swanky new match engine, alongside a revamped deadline day experience to capture the drama of the transfer window’s end. The studio is posting a series of videos to YouTube to delve further into the upcoming PC game’s new features, with the latest including insight from a journalist and an actual football manager.
Sports Interactive explains in a press release that your players will have a greater range of movement, with the root motion of on-the-ball dribbles and touches being tweaked. The developer has also enhanced the AI to improve the flow of play, while the pressing system has been reworked to make players more aware of their sprint capacity, meaning they’ll know when they can press and when they can’t. Accuracy has also been refined to ensure that a player’s condition has a greater influence on pass, shot, and first touch accuracy.
There’s also good news for those of you who like to operate with three centre backs. Football Manager 2022 introduces the wide centre back role, giving you the option to deploy your footballers in a defence, support, or attack duty. They’ll have an increasing willingness to overlap to create two-on-one situations if you fancy going for it with some attack-minded tactics.