Football Manager 2016 Coming in Three Distinct Flavours

By Ian Dransfield on at

Football Manager 2016 is coming November 13 to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, and is split between three versions... sort of like how they were this past year. But different! Because different names!

The standard FM2016 will arrive alongside Football Manager Touch 2016 - the replacement for FM Classic we saw earlier this year - and Football Manager Mobile 2016 - the stripped back, handheld version of the game.

Sega has provided this handy-dandy infographic for a quick look at the differences between each version:THE_ALL_NEW_LINE-UP_-_English_1441385081

Changes to the core FM2016 are the usual array of hundreds of tweaks and fixes, along with a couple of new modes that sound good fun: Create-a-club, where you... create a club (previously seen in FM Handheld); and Fantasy Draft, where you begin with a fixed budget and build a squad from scratch (previously seen in... umm... fantasy football).

And as half-mentioned earlier, FM Classic mode is being replaced with FM Touch - the version has cross-compatible saves with the iOS/Android version, just as FM Classic did.

A lot of you probably won't care about this stuff, but Football Manager is the greatest series ever made, so I care. I care.

"For some time now it’s been clear to us that there is no ‘one size fits all’ football management experience,” said Miles Jacobson, Sports Interactive chief-man, "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!