The 3D match engine has seen huge improvements this year. Everything on the pitch looks more realistic from the stadiums, the players' movement, intelligence, and the way the ball moves through the air.
We've also introduced hundreds of new animations to make the game feel more realistic and we've made the whole experience more televisual by introducing new camera angles and showing the kick-off and final whistle
Another notable difference is the significant restructure of the manager's staff and a revamp of their roles. The most obvious is that we've introduced the position of Director of Football into the game for the first time, which will allow managers to pass on some of their workload, such as contract negotiations, if they choose to.
In addition to this, we've also increased the number of specialist coaching roles within the game and given the manager greater flexibility to choose which coaches offer advice and when. The manager can also choose to complain about boardroom interference - although that particular option should probably be used sparingly.
A brand new training system, improved international management, tones in press conferences & a new user interface