Last Tuesday, we got the news that many FM fans were waiting for, as we discovered that FM24 will be released on November 06th.
Many fans and content creators were delighted with the news, as it is always exciting when a new game edition is released. There isn’t that much info available about the game just yet.
However, here are my thoughts on FM24 from what I have seen so far:
Pre-order to get the game early and pay less
For as long as I can remember, I have pre-ordered the game, which has granted me access to the game around two weeks early. If you pre-order the game, you should be playing in the latter part of October.
If you pre-order, you can also get the game slightly cheaper than it is on Steam. For example, I have already pre-ordered FM24 via Fanatical (not sponsored, unfortunately) and paid £36.89. I have had better deals in the past, so it’s worth shopping around for sure.
When will we know more about FM24?
To be fair, the short trailer for FM24 gives very little away about new features or ideas. However, in the coming weeks, we will get snippets of information released by SI ‘Gaffer’ as he titles himself on X, Miles Jacobson and his team.
In fact, at the end of the trailer, there is a roadmap of when more information will be revealed about FM24. Here is the itinerary:
Insert a of the roadmap somewhere in this section!
Smarter transfers, squad building and finance
For me and many FM players, this could be critical as transfers and squad building is one of the main facets of our enjoyment of the game.
Introducing intermediaries and offloading players
This could be a big feature in FM24, as it can be a nightmare to offload unwanted players, and often, the AI won’t pay anywhere near your player’s value but expects you to pay through the nose for its players.
Individual player targets and interaction logic
I assume the interaction logic this means that we will have more realistic interactions with the players, which would be great, as the interactions with the players in the last few editions of the game have been slightly repetitive. The individual player targets seem to be self-explanatory.
Truer football motion, match authenticity and positional play
Any changes to these aspects of the game would be welcome. More realism and authentic life actions add to the game’s enjoyment.
Set pieces refresh and coaches debut
Many FM players have requested a revamp of the set-piece system in FM, as it can be far too easy to exploit, with centre-backs getting into double figures regularly from set-pieces using certain tactics. Not sure what the coaches debut refers to, though. We will have to wait for the reveal video to learn more about that feature.
More gameplay deep dives
Feature wrap up video
These tend to only add to the excitement of a new edition to the game and give us slightly more insight into what the game has to offer in the future.
Quality of life upgrades
Little to say about that, except that quality of life upgrades can never be a bad thing.
FM 24 will be released on console and mobile
FM 24 released on Touch
Other notable new features
Other new features that have already been announced include the introduction of the Japanese J-league, which may appeal to some fans, especially those who enjoy a challenge away from the big European leagues.
One of the most useful new features brought to FM24 is the option of transferring your FM23 save to the latest edition. SI director Miles Jacobson stated: “This means, when you first launch Football Manager 2024, you’ll be given the option to continue your FM23 story, picking up exactly where you left off – powered with the new features and revamps that FM24 will introduce,”
“And it’s not only for this year’s version of the game that this feature will be active. It’s also the plan to bring saved games from FM24 into FM25, despite the big changes coming for FM25.”
This feature is a step in the right direction, as many FM players will hold off starting a new save if there is a new edition of the game coming out. This will encourage players to continue to play FM23 and then transition into FM24.
Getting excited for the new edition
Like most FM players, no matter what new features are added to games, I get excited when the latest edition comes out, even as an FM/Championship Manager player with a quarter of a century’s experience.
Even if there are no massive changes to the game, it is still something I look forward to every year, and I am sure many other players feel the same way.
What are you looking forward to the most in FM24?