February 14th, 2006, 20:36 Posted By: wraggster
Bringing the traditionally PC-centric football management genre to consoles has always been a tricky task. Rapid menu navigation has never lent itself well to console joypads, and finding an effective console interface has been a constant hurdle for developers. However, veteran management dev Sports Interactive has created an intuitive interface with Football Manager '06 on Xbox 360, but, as it also shifts gaze to the potential of Nintendo's Revolution innovation, it spies plenty of new interface opportunities.
In an interview with CVG, SI's managing director Miles Jacobson has revealed his ideas for a Football Manager on Revolution. While he's admitted that the company doesn't have development kits for the system, he's said that he's keen to check out Nintendo's new console. "We will happily evaluate any platform to see if the game [Football Manager] can be done on it," he explained. "If Nintendo ever want to talk to us they know where we are."
Jacobson then shared some creative spark with us, on what could well turn out to be Football Manager Revolution. "It'd be quite interesting though, you could use the controller as something to tell the players off at half-time," he suggested, "wagging it at the screen could mean they've been bad and making a tick could mean they've been good." He then quickly expressed his satisfaction with the Xbox 360 interface: "You could use [the Revolution controller] as a cursor but we're very happy with the control system on the 360."
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