Football Manager 2018: 10 Essential Fan Demands It Must Include
10. Optional Brexit
Sports Interactive have always prided themselves on extreme realism, but for most players, adding Brexit to Football Manager 2017 was a step too far. Including the UK’s forthcoming departure from the EU made managing in England an infinitely trickier task, particularly when it came to signing new players, and the worst part? It was unavoidable.
Brexit wasn’t implemented into FM Touch, but it was present and correct in the standard game. The warning messages seem innocuous at first, but after 2 or 3 seasons, the game forcibly removes the UK from the EU.
From that point onwards, work permit issues become a major stumbling block for almost anyone you want to acquire, making it borderline impossible to sign young talent from the remaining EU nations.
Some fans might appreciate the added realism, but for many, Brexit made managing in England a real chore. In 2018, Sports Interactive should seriously consider giving player the option to remove it from the game.
A simple toggle box on the options screen should suffice, and it’d no doubt save many players the stress of working through a feature they never asked for in the first place.
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