FIFA 19 is just a couple of months away – but we’ve heard precious little about the upcoming Career Mode.
With that in mind, what better time to fire over some suggestions on how to improve the popular mode.
And what better place to draw inspiration from than Football Manager.
Here, we discuss seven things FIFA 19 should steal from the famous manager sim.
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Being able to play Career Mode with your friends online would be amazing – and it’s something FM fans have been able to do for some time.
Imagine having to work together to keep your team safe from relegation?
Or teaming up with four mates to play to play as Grimsby Town in the Champions League final?
It’s a big ask but perfectly doable.
What does morale actually do on Career Mode?
Right now, it’s limited to players not wanting to stay at the club because they’re not playing enough?
But on FM there are far more interesting scenarios – such as players feeling excluded from social groups.
This depth would add min-storylines to the journey and further enhance realism.
A key feature of FM is the ability to manage the youth teams – but this is lacking from Career Mode.
Starting out as the reserve team manager is how some of the very best cut their teeth into the world of management.
We’d love to be able to start out as Chelsea’s youth team boss, or to guide Arsenal’s reserve team safely into fourth-place in Premier League 2, before landing a top-job in one of the big leagues.
Obviously in FIFA you do get the odd email from your players, often saying they want to play etc. etc.
However, you’re not able to reply to them… which is a missed opportunity.
We’ve seen in The Journey and the interactive transfer negotiations that multiple choice answers is an area EA focused on – so surely it wouldn’t be too much effort to offer a few responses?
A little bit different, perhaps, but it’d certainly be cool to get involved in helping to design your club’s new stadium.
Right now, there’s no way you can do this on Career Mode, but it’s a huge part of FM.
In fact, FM could do one better – and perhaps let you create your own arena?
The devs need only at how the old LMA series handled stadium creation – which let you dictate which aspects of the stadium were improved.
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