FIFA Manager 14 to be the final game in the series
EA Sports chooses to end development of soccer sim
FIFA Manager franchise developers Bright Future have posted a message to the fans, stating that FIFA Manager 14 will be the last game in the series.
Writing on the official website, studio head Gerald Köhler had this to say: "FIFA MANAGER 14 will be the last instalment of the football simulation series marketed by EA SPORTS. The football manager genre at this level of sophistication is highly specialised, in which – on top of everything – one game has practically dominated the market in recent years."
The blog goes on to say that the football management games are mostly played in only two nations, England and Germany. FM had reached a crossroads at which a new engine and/or corresponding online technology would be the only way to give the series a boost.
This year's FIFA Manager 14 was called a Legacy Edition, containing no new content or modes compared to FIFA Manager 13. This was perhaps an omen that things were not heading in the right direciton. It was still sold at a full price when it released last month, however.