What new features will Football Manager 2022 have?
New features on Football Manager 2022 will be revealed in “late September” per the official website.
Last year, Football Manager 2021 saw a number of fresh additions, including xG data and match analysis, and Football Manager 2022 will no doubt aim to satisfy some desires.
With each iteration of Football Manager, efforts have been made to improve the gameplay graphics and that will be no different for Football Manager 2022.
Last year, the match UI (User Interface) was redesigned to improve lighting and actions of the match display. We can expect more upgrades to the simulation in FM22.
Leagues & licensing
There will be an update to the licensing in Football Manager 2022, with full details set to be confirmed in late September.
One notable change is the absence of ‘Manchester United’ from the game following a trademark dispute between the Premier League club and Sega.
For the first time in the history of the game, the Old Trafford team will be known as ‘Manchester UFC’ or ‘Man UFC’ instead of their official name.
A tweet from the official Football Manager account in August 2021 read: “From FM22 onwards, the Manchester United football club will be named ‘Manchester UFC’ or ‘Man UFC’.
“These name changes have been made purely to settle the dispute on a no admissions basis.”
Manchester United and Sega have agreed a settlement to amicably resolve their trade mark dispute relating to Football Manager. Both parties are pleased to resolve this matter to their mutual satisfaction. pic.twitter.com/OQXeY7nMXP
“We’ve been doing this behind the scenes for over a year. I’m sick of having to say to people on social media, when they’re asking me about it, ‘when we do it, we’ll do it properly’. We can now actually talk about it more,” Football Manager studio director Miles Jacobson said in July.
Tina Keech has been appointed the game’s head of women’s football research and the expectation is that the database required will take a number of years to build, so the women’s game will not be a feature in FM 22.
Women coaches will feature, however, and have done for a number of editions of Football Manager.