Sega has officially announced that Football Manager 2014 will be releasing this winter, now with support for an additional platform.
Sports Interactive have always been very supportive of the Mac community, but the game will now also be releasing on Linux, alongside the standard PC and Mac versions.
As expected, this iteration of Football Manager will have quite a few improvements. Sports Interactive always look to promote how much they change year-on-year, and this time they are pushing more than 1,000 improvements into the game.
One of the major enhancements sees the introduction of cloud save tech. This means you can pick-up your save from wherever you want - it's not restricted to your local computer.
Outside of this, there will also be more integration with the Steam platform. Using Steam Workshop, it will be easier for gamers to create customised Football Manager content and share it with other players. This includes, but isn't limited to, logos and photo packs.
There will also be updated challenges, but you'll be able to make your own using the Challenge Editor. This will become part of the in-game Editor.
When it comes to actual gameplay additions, Sports Interactive state that the tactical element to the game has been redesigned entirely. Strategies will play a more prominent role and there are now even more player positions. AI managers will also change their tactics over time more consistently.
Changes also come with how you interact with the board. This will become more important during contract negotiations, but also job interviews. You will have more control when negotiating transfer and wage budgets.
Football Manager 2014 is currently scheduled to release this Winter on PC, Mac and Linux.