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Matthew Le God
27-08-2008, 03:54 PM
EDIT: Videos and screenshots available here! http://www.saintsweb.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1236

From Miles the Managing Director


Dear all

Well, it's that time of year when we're getting ever closer to revealing the new features for our forthcoming Football Manager releases, Football Manager 2009 on PC & Mac, and Football Manager Handheld on PSP. I can confirm that they are both coming, and will both be out before Xmas. And out on the same date too.
As those of you who visit footballmanager.net might have seen, there's a bit of a teaser image up there. Guesses at what it is and why are more than welcome in this thread )

As for the new features announcements, release date announcement and first look at the packshot, these will be coming in the evening of Wednesday September 3rd. So slightly later than the end of August originally promised but there are very good reasons for this, mainly involving global co-ordination for the announcement, and half of Southern Europe being shut down until next week.
The announcement itself will be in the form of a documentary type thing, made by Remedy Productions who do a lot of work with Channel 4 in the UK mainly on the music side of things. This will be initially viewable from our new You Tube channel, which can be found at www.youtube.co.uk/sigames. The video will be put up there first, and we'll then embed it into the various sigames and FM websites once it's encoded properly, sometime after 6pm next Wednesday, so it's well worth subscribing to the channel if you want to get it first. The documentary is going to be between 15 & 20 minutes long, and include many surprises along the way.
The day afterwards, when we've had some time to type it up, we'll post up some of the features that were discussed in the video for those of you with very short attention spans, or who are just to lazy to watch it. Which will hopefully be no one.

Please note that what we're announcing next Wednesday is not everything new that will be in the games, but a snapshot of some of the new features from the games. There will be further announcements as we get closer to the release date through some blogs (the site of which will be revealed when the first blog happens), the podcast and a few other places too. I'll leave it to others to then find these and post them on the forums here, although around the release of the demo will colate everything together to give as full a feature list as we'll ever give out. We don't want to ruin people's fun finding little things here and there during their game playing!
We look forward to the discussions of what we announce next week, although I'll be late to that party as at the same time as the announcements are going live, I'll be off at some press conference thingy. Just try to keep it constructive please - we hope there will be something for everyone in the announcement, but we can't please everyone all of the time, however hard we try

Cheers

Miles

Not long to wait now :)

mattbrennan
27-08-2008, 05:40 PM
Let's hope there are no 3D matches! Looking forward to seeing what's new I mean I love FM but we deserve more this year 2008 was good but a too similar to previous efforts imo

Mattio
27-08-2008, 07:30 PM
Viva la revolution! Maybe they're going to go to war with Georgia?

Matthew Le God
27-08-2008, 07:49 PM
Someones beaten SI to that

Matthew Le God
02-09-2008, 05:26 PM
24 hours to go :)

stevegrant
03-09-2008, 08:47 AM
I wonder if a new feature will be "not full of loads of ridiculous bugs that should have been detected in the development stage, let alone in beta testing"?

Gully
03-09-2008, 11:15 AM
What time will it be revealed to day and will we know when the demo is out?

Matthew Le God
03-09-2008, 12:00 PM
They will begin uploading to Youtube at 6pm

So I'd guess check at 7pm for it to finishing uploading and processing

CabbageFace
03-09-2008, 12:36 PM
Cant be arsed, it will be the same as fm2005 with a different screen, ill just buy it as its bound to be good.

St Marco
03-09-2008, 01:04 PM
FM is crap now, it is like what fifa used to be like. Same game every year just with an updated roster. Sooner 2K get on with their one the better.

However i am interested in FM online and not because i have been helping with it!

Gully
03-09-2008, 01:11 PM
FM is crap now, it is like what fifa used to be like. Same game every year just with an updated roster. Sooner 2K get on with their one the better.

However i am interested in FM online and not because i have been helping with it!

True, im still playing FM2005 and not a huge amount has changed since CM4

norwaysaint
03-09-2008, 01:13 PM
I am playing CM 99-00.

I don't think it ever got much better.

Matthew Le God
03-09-2008, 01:45 PM
FM09 will be very different! ;)

A revolution is coming! See my avatar above and www.footballmanager.net

The Worm
03-09-2008, 01:48 PM
are SI games planning a hostile takeover of Cuba?

Matthew Le God
03-09-2008, 02:30 PM
are SI games planning a hostile takeover of Cuba?

yes, they are on the way now with a plane full or SI staff and CIA agents

CabbageFace
03-09-2008, 02:37 PM
I bet they completley ruin it.