SEGA has revealed the latest game in its Football Manager series, Football Manager 2013, developed by Sports Interactive.
There are plenty of tweaks in the new game, such as the improved 3D match engine, new staff roles such as specialist coaches, enhanced training and worldwide leaderboards. In addition, the game will also make full use of the Steam system's network functionality, increasing the ease with which games can be set up against other managers.
Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of the new 'Classic' or FMC mode, which gives a streamlined managerial experience for those with limited time on their hands. The FMClassic mode therefore focuses on the nuts and bolts of taking a team to the top, meaning you'll be able to get through a season in around 10 hours.
"In recent years it's become clear that there's a large group of people who would like to play Football Manager, but simply can?t devote the time required to get the most out of the game," explained Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson.
"We decided, therefore, to try to find a way to accommodate players with limited free time, without significantly diluting the experience. We believe that FMC achieves this beautifully.
"I would, however, like to stress to our many, many fans around the world that the introduction of FMC will not impact in any way on the game that they've come to know and love. For those who still want the full, 'hands-on' experience, FM13 offers exactly what they're looking for a bigger, better and even more immersive version of the world's greatest football management simulation."
FMC mode can either be played as an open-ended career, or through the new Challenge mode that was introduced in the handheld version of Football Manager 2012.
Football Manager 2013 will arrive on PC and Mac before Christmas 2012.