Sports Interactive has detailed the graphics engine that will be powering this year’s Football Manager game. Football Manager 2018 will feature a brand new graphics engine, as well as a number of UI and HUD tweaks.
According to the development team, the lighting and the textures have been significantly enhanced. Moreover, there’s now more movement variation from one player to the next. As such, the action in Football Manager 2018 looks better than ever.
What’s also interesting here is that Creative Assembly has helped Sports Interactive with the game’s visuals. As Joe Tomlinson stated, the art team has worked closely with their sister studio at Creative Assembly this year to improve the player models and stadiums. This affects how a player moves around the pitch and operates on the ball. Therefore Football Manager 2018 will feature a more authentic portrayal of the players during a match as a result.
Contrary to its predecessor, Football Manager 2018 will also support DirectX 11. That’s a big step for the studio as its previous engine only supported DirectX 9.
Football Manager 2018 releases on November 10th, and promises to be the best soccer manager game to date. In short, like all its predecessors. And with the improved visuals and the new graphics engine, we are pretty sure that Football Manager 2018 will attract more players than before.
Below you can find the latest dev diary that explains all the new graphics and visual changes that are coming to the game!