Sports Interactive studio boss Miles Jacobson, has dashed hopes of console gamers playing Football Manager anytime soon, telling MCV [print edition], “We have no plans for next-gen at all.”
So, despite the architecture of the new machines resembling PCs more than ever, it would seem Sega and SI are yet to be convinced. Past form seems to be a key issue as Jacobson went on to say, “We didn’t have a lot of success on the 360. We did on the first version on Xbox, and we usually see ourselves going up year-on-year not falling.”
While it isn’t on the cards right now, it would seem that SI aren’t completely closing the door. “I want to look at the technology and see if there’s anything we can do,” Jacobson added.
They’re a bit busy on Football Manager Online (a title focused towards the lucrative Korean market) right now, but fingers crossed they’ll be impressed enough with the innards of the Xbone and PS4 to consider them going forwards. Hell, they ported the Classic Mode over to the Vita, so we think we at least deserve that too. Check out Matt’s review of this year’s PC game to see why this is a big deal.