FIFA Manager 14 will be the last instalment of the football simulation series marketed by EA Sports.
FIFA Manager 14 Will Be the Last FIFA Manager Game
It seems that Sega’s Football Manager has won the battle against FIFA Manager. EA Sports has cancelled the plans to release a new FIFA Manager. The most recent entry in the series, FIFA Manager 14, was published by EA Sports on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 in late October 2013.
Check the open letter from FIFA Manager founder and designer Gerald Köhler:
“Dear Football Fans,
Today I’m writing to tell you that FIFA MANAGER 14 will be the last instalment of the football simulation series marketed by EA SPORTS. This is was a very tough decision, so I want to take the time to explain it.This probably comes as a big disappointment to many of you, and it is understandable that you would ask why.
The football manager genre at this level of sophistication is highly specialised and primarily played in two countries (England and Germany), in which – on top of everything – one game has practically dominated the market in recent years. The niche market and general trend toward online and mobile games were also contributing factors. Moreover, 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. When all these factors were evaluated, it led us to the decision to blow the final whistle.
All of us, the team at Bright Future and our colleagues at EA SPORTS, loved and still love FIFA MANAGER. It’s a game that has captivated many fans over the years, and been our pride and joy since its first instalment FIFA MANAGER 2002 (with Rudi Assauer on the cover). We’ve had Löw and Mourinho on the cover, Felix Magath twice, and many other German and international stars who have lent their expertise to the game. We were also lucky to have a very dedicated community. Your passion and commitment to FIFA MANAGER is unrivalled, and made the series a great joy to work on.
You have our heartfelt gratitude. We hope you’ll keep playing FM as long as possible, and that the fan sites will go all out to expand and improve the game wherever they can. For all your years of support and all your passion for our game, we thank you.
Kind regards and all the best,
For most of the gamers, FM is much better than FIFA Manager
Source: FIFA Manager Website
22 thoughts on “FIFA Manager 14 Will Be the Last FIFA Manager Game”
This is very sad. I love Fifa Manager from EA sports series. I am one of those who buy them every season. This is the only game that i love playing when i am stress at work or one some time alone.
I know alot of my friend in Asia do love playing this
I hope that it will be reconsidered and the new season Fifa manager will be re install… Thank you for you game
how is the football manager better like fifa manager ? never football manager is the most boring game ever i dont like him plz continue i have played thousands of hours in this game is my life you dont need to change engine is very good is fast and entertaining i like audio player, club facilites , how you make a contract , the talent of players everthing …. i you dont make profit make double price i buy it whathever is costing (sorry for bad english)
Is FM is better than Fifa manager? How could it be? It is non-sense. I love Fifa manager series and enjoy several hours playing these. A new version was hoped every season during last 7 years. It is to be sad if it is true.
please bring back fifa manager i love the game so much the graphics, the sound track everything please i am critisizing football manager it ok but i guess every one has different taste when it come to individual needs but i love fifa manager and will be over joyed if it is restored back again
Please come back FIFA Manager (EA SPORT) . I like FIFA Manager. I don’t like football manager (SEGA).
Fifa Manager has to be brought back……. fm is crap I have tried to play it for over 2 years now,, I never get used to it…….Ea. sport reconsider pls
I can’t believe am hearing this…have been to all game store around for fifa manager 15…only for me to be hearing this ridiculous story.
Please, fifa managar have to come back..I mean how can you just decide to take away our happiness all of a sudden..fifa manager is already part of our life, it’s play by millions of people across the earth…football manager is nothing but a waste of time, I can even think of it…pleeeeeeeesssssssss….ea sports should bring back our joy, happiness, companion, and our love. AM AN ADICT OF FIFA MANAGER.
i play most EA games, especially fifa manager.
other football manager game are not better than fifa manager.
Please bring back to fifa manager game for fan.
fifa Manager fan waiting for
I want you back, fifa manager !! 🙁
RODRIGO LOPES :
I want you back.
Until now im still playing fifa manager 14, because im love simulation games like fifa manager 14.
Everyday im playing this game.
Come back please.
I will wait..
I will wait…
I will wait….
I will wait…..
Sorry but EA will not bring FIFA Manager back. Have you ever tried Football Manager? It doesn’t have the good graphics but as a management game it is much better.
Why EA will not bring back fifa manager?. Why? Why? Why?..
Pelase. Hopefully 😢.
Im Really love it this game you know!.
I was playing this game since fifa manager 06 untill fifa manager 14.
But new version will not release. Ridiculous decision!
You know that “Reality simulation games” I like it.
Not boring this games.
Please consider your decision.
I will wait untill die that fifa manager 17 will be back!.
Please, I want you back. I want you back
Im crying…. 😭😭😭😭😭
FIFA MANAGER 17
All the aspects of Fifa Manager: merchandise, stadium, youth camps abroad, personal life makes it a way better game over Football Manager. Tried 2015, 2016 en 2017. It still sucks.
I love Fifa Manager.
Please come back.
Im still waiting..
Fifa Manger EA series please come back.
i hope fifa manager come back
it was the best game which i had played
It won’t. Sorry
I tried playing FM…. you can not compare FM to FIFA Manager. it´s like you try to compare a ittle ant with a building…. it´s ridiculos. FIFA Manager was better than FM and after 5 years it still is, despite that FM release every year another season. Poor desicion. I hope FM will join FIFA Manager very soon on the forgoten shelf coz if FIFA Manager doesn´t realease another version, than FM 100% doesn´t deserve to release.