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Football Manager Live announced

Football Manager

A few of us at Thunderbolt (okay, just James and I) are Football Manager addicts, so we were pleasantly surprised when Sports Interactive announced Football Manager Live this morning. Due for a Spring 2008 release, it will be a massively multiplayer version of the original series.

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Football Manager Live will allow you to set-up mini-leagues amongst your friends, bid in player auctions and compete in live games. Matches will take place in real-time with a range of tactical options for managers to control as they follow all the action via the 2D match engine.

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Sports Interactive co-founder, Oliver Collyer describes the game:

“With Football Manager Live, we’re ripping up the script that says how online football management games should work. We’re creating something that is fun, challenging and sociable.”

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Football Manager Live will have a beta test set to launch in May 2007. To find out more about participating in the test, visit the game’s website.

The author of this fine article

is the Editor at Thunderbolt, having joined in November 2000. Get in touch on Twitter @PhilipMorton.

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