Football Manager 2022 Xbox: The LATEST updates regarding this year's console version

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Football Manager Xbox has arrived, meaning you can jump straight on your console and get started in your new managerial career.

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Check below for everything you need to know about this year's console version.

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LATEST - Winter Update LIVE

Football Manager 2022's Winter Update is here, with all the major January transfers being added to the game.

Attribute tweaks have also been made, with the return of Versus mode coming as a pleasant surprise to many FM fans.

READ: FM22 Winter Update Patch Notes

FM22 Xbox MAJOR Update

Si has announced a brand new update for Football Manager 2022 Xbox, with significant changes being made across the board.

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Here's a full list of everything that's been updated:

Core/Tech:

- Stability and crash fixes

Match Engine AI:

- Near post corners made less effective
- Various fixes in different areas to defending teams keeping possession too well and inflating possession stats to unrealistic levels
- Fixed goalkeepers not being marked during attacking set pieces
- Tweaks to throw-ins
- Number of other improvements to overall engine balance

Gameplay:

- Tweaks to the rate of young player development
- Tweaks to the rate of older player decline
- Tweaks to newgen staff generation at game start
- Improved distribution of newgens in inactive nations
- Player knowledge to remain for a longer period of time once player trial finishes
- Logic work to stop players complaining about lack of playing time despite starting nearly every game
- Improved logic distribution of preferred formations for AI managers
- More realistic job security pressure for newly appointed international managers
- Fix to board illogically becoming concerned about playing time of new signing
- Deadline day experience added for top division in Norway and Denmark
- Improvements to loan demands and negotiations
- Fixed auto numbering issues for national team’s squad numbers
- News item no longer incorrectly states player wants to join club because they’re a bigger club when they’re not a bigger club
- Squad registration fixes
- Fixed issue in Argentina, Romania and Denmark where Club Vision wasn’t being recorded correctly
- Manager morale no longer incorrectly displayed as abysmal
- Positive reaction from an interaction now always shown correctly
- Fantasy Draft improvements to initial budget options, how continue waiting is displayed and auto pick
- Number of other improvements and fixes
-Fix for "Childhood Dream" achievement concerning favourite team
-Value for Money achievement now unlocks correctly

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DATA FIRST - The Data Hub is BRAND NEW to FM22 Xbox
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UIUX:

-Improvements to transfer/contract offer screens when using mouse cursor emulation on controller
-Fixed issues where controller shortcuts could stop responding when scrolled down in a table
-Further general improvements to focus navigation on controller
-Fixed issue where personalised instructions were not setting correctly for players in tactics
-Data hub graphic improvements
-Reintroduced Favourite Club option when creating a manager profile
-Fixed issues with the in-game search results list

Art & Animation:

- Fixed multiple issues with players sliding/teleporting during animations in the 3D Match Engine
- Fixed player names not appearing in the 2D Match Engine
- Shorter managers no longer have their head hidden behind UI in the manager creator
- Multiple kit clashing issues fixed
- Multiple 3D background environment fixes, including team boardrooms and kits/badges
- Improvements to how hairstyles and eyebrows are chosen for newgens

Comps & Rulegroups:

- Start dates now appearing for basic rules files made with Pre-Game Editor
- Unassigned created players now appearing in edited databases
- Fixed ability to add lower division cups and divisions in certain nations
- Croatian Second Division number of matches correct from 2022/23 onwards
- Fix for Turkish Newgens now appearing as HG players for registrations
- Maximum of O21 domestic player deselection error in China
- Auto select incorrectly counts as new changes in China
- Canadian team qualification for 2024+ NACL
- Canadian team qualification for NAL
- MLS DP and YDP rules wrong way round
- Number of other fixes, updated rules and scheduling changes

FM22 Xbox launching with Game Pass

We finally have some more details regarding FM22 Xbox, with SI taking an in-depth look at what will be coming to this year's console version.

SI has confirmed that FM22 Xbox will be modelled on FM Touch, providing a streamlined version of the game that will be specifically tailored for console usage.

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GAME PASS - FM22 Xbox will launch on day one with Xbox Game Pass

With Microsoft's Play Anywhere software, FM22 players will be able to transfer their Xbox data to any PC using the same Xbox live profile, meaning FM Touch will live on - in some form - on PC.

FM22 Xbox is confirmed to release on Tuesday, 9 November.

Click here to find out more about FM22's brand-new features.

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FM22 Xbox Edition

A version for Microsoft's console will once again be available after a return to Xbox with FM21.

FM22 Xbox will be playable with both Xbox Game Pass for PC and Game Pass for Console.

FM22 Xbox Edition release date

Both FM22 and FM22 Xbox Edition will be available with Xbox Game Pass from Day One when both titles launch on November 9.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows you to play more than 100 high-quality games for a small monthly fee.

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FM22 Xbox Price & Pre-order

The game is available to pre-order on PC already, with Football Manager 2022 costs £39.50 / $49.50 on Steam and Epic Games.

We expect the Xbox edition to be the same price as the PC version for those who do not have Xbox Game Pass.

Will FM22 on Xbox have improved graphics?

We expect plenty of improvements to the match engine from last year's FM21 Xbox edition, while there will of course be a new skin and plenty of new features added to this year's version.

DATA HUB: FM22 will feature use of a new data hub to aid recruitment
DATA HUB: FM22 will feature use of a new data hub to aid recruitment

FM21 Xbox Edition included 4K, with Native 4K running on the Series X. Native 4K was also supported on Windows 10 by those with a PC capable of running it.

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Upscaled 4K featured on the Series S and the Xbox One X|S but HDR was not supported on the base Xbox One.

What new features will FM22 Xbox edition have?

Sports Interactive say that FM22 Xbox is a ‘tailored for console’ version that’s been crafted for peak performance with the Xbox controller.

For the first time, FM players using Game Pass Ultimate will be able to continue playing their game on any supported device through Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Similar to the Touch series, you can navigate your way to football’s biggest prizes in FM22 Xbox with several speeded-up game mechanics.

Use tactical presets modelled on the world’s most popular playing styles, let your backroom team take over your recruitment as you identify wonderkids to build your team around.

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On Matchdays, you can take in all the action or instead simulate your progress and speed through fixtures by using the ‘Instant Result’ option.

Click here to find out everything we know about Football Manager 2022