Home News 5 New Features Introduced in FM 22

5 New Features Introduced in FM 22

- Advertisement -

Sports games have recently come under fire, with most of the criticism aimed at franchises with yearly releases. Fans and critics have been dissatisfied with what they perceive to be a lack of effort, as several series, such as FIFA and NBA 2K, only make a few modifications each year.

Although Football Manager 22 does not deviate from the trend of sports games introducing only a few new features each year, the ones that have been added are all worthy additions that make the latest game the best way to play the prestigious management series.

Here are the 5 additions!

Wide Center-Back

With three-at-the-back and five-at-the-back formations becoming more prominent in the sport, Sports Interactive has added a new duty for defenders.

When the team is in control, the wide center-back role does exactly what it says on the tin, ordering the left and/or right-sided center-back to shift out wide into a full-back role.

The role includes Defend, Support, and even Attack tasks, which is a rarity for a center back role.

Brand new animation engine

The old FM animation engine essentially bound players to the 2D discs that served as the foundation for our transition from 2D to 3D vision, limiting real-life movement and motion.

The new FM22 engine, on the other hand, is constructed around the new inclusion of root motion, which means that the players no longer move on those 2D discs, and the 3D model movement is now based on the animation of their skeleton, allowing for far more realistic movements.

Updated Match AI

The match AI in FM22 has advanced again more, with a slew of improvements that make them the most clever in the series’ history.

Sports Interactive has rebalanced how the length and difficulty of a pass affects accuracy, so long-range through balls, for example, will have a lower likelihood of finding their target.

The appearance of under-hit and over-hit passes in the match has also been greatly improved.

Data Hub

The Data Hub is one of the most intriguing new features this year, providing more tactical insight and analysis than ever before. The Data Hub is chock-full of useful information, numbers, and graphs concerning the manager’s squad and the forthcoming opponent.

Pass maps, cross accuracy, team shape, XG performance, formation effectiveness, shot accuracy, and more, much more are examples of such data.

Essentially, the Football Manager series revolves around the Data Hub, which allows managers to examine their team’s performance from a tactical aspect and modify their style of play appropriately.

Fantasy Draft revamp

The Fantasy Draft game mode debuted in Football Manager 2016, introducing a new way to play the game for the first time by picking a dream squad and competing with your friends. Every year since then, they have added to it, gradually refining the mode.

FM22 adds a slew of new features in the Fantasy Draft game mode, including some that were highly sought by the community.

They collaborated extensively with some of the most prominent Football Manager content creators to ensure that the features they want were included in this year’s game, which we think will enhance the experience of viewing their online programming.

Featured Articles

C.D. Feirense save update: European glory already?

With my Liverpool save with FMD now a thing of the past, I have been able to focus more time on my Feirense save...

Esports and The Evolution of Player Fitness in Virtual Sports

Esports and The Evolution of Player Fitness in Virtual Sports Soccer games evolved a lot in the last few years. Back in the 90s and...

Football Manager 2023: West London Project – We’re ready to challenge

This article was first published on chelseafcanalysis.com Liverpool and Man City… here we come! After looking at the more tactical side of things in the...

Football Manager 2023: The road to the UCL with C.D. Feirense

There are a multitude of challenges and game directions to undertake in the world of Football Manager, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll...

Football Manager 2023: The Anfield Project – Transforming Trent part 2

In part one of this venture, I talked about my desire and intentions in regards to deploying Trent Alexander-Arnold as a central midfielder. If...
More From Author

Some of the best attacking wonder kids in FM 23

With official Champions League licences, improved match AI, and significant recruitment changes, Football Manager 2023 is here and better than ever. The new experience...

Erling Haaland causing bugs on Football Manager 2023?!

Buy Football Manager 2023 through our friends at Fanatical and get 30% off by using the code FM23DAILY. This makes it the cheapest price around! Click on the image...

Football Manager 2023: Man City confirm a major deal

Preorder Football Manager 2023 through our friends at Fanatical and get 30% off by using the code FM23DAILY. This makes it the cheapest price around! Click on the image below...

Major teams set for potential return in FM 23

Football Manager 2023 is quickly coming, even though it feels like Football Manager 2022 was just released. Unlicensed teams wreak havoc on everyone's gaming experience,...

Three times Football Manager’s predictions came true

Football Manager is a series of football management simulation games released by Sega and developed by Sports Interactive. The game takes you on a journey...