Changes to Desktop Interface & 2D Matchday Experience
Posted on 09th May 2016
We relaunched Soccer Manager Worlds to celebrate our 10th anniversary towards the end of 2015. It contained many exciting new features and updates which you can read about here.
One of the updates was a slick new design for the desktop that gave the game a modern feel and this was developed with the help of feedback from our community. This redesign was done in tandem with our new app so that the interface of both were the same. The idea behind it was that it helped you when you switched from one platform to the other.
Your feedback helps drive the game forward. This has always been the case. All feedback whether posted on our forum, social media, via in-game PM or email is passed on to the development team.
Due to this we have made several more changes to the new desktop interface, most notably introducing a left-hand menu (which makes navigation easier) and making it lighter. We feel that these changes make it much more similar to the old interface but with a good lick of paint to help give it a more modern feel.
We have also brought the various scouting features to the fore. They are Scout Youth Players, Scout Opposition, Scout First Team Players, Scout Squad Players, Scout Player and Analyse Your Squad. These features are very popular among managers and all of the different aspects of scouting are now located within one area called Office.
When we relaunched the multiplayer game to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we also introduced a new match engine and we followed this up with a 2D matchday experience in Beta within certain Game Worlds. I shared my experience of this last month and you can read all about that here. My thoughts still haven’t changed as I still believe that its added another dymanic to my experience and i’ve found myself even more immersed in the game.
The 2D matchday experience in Beta has now been rolled out game-wide but it is only available within the new interface. Please remember that this is still in Beta and there might be one or two quirks.
I’m sure that you’ll enjoy the new 2D matchday experience along with the rest of the changes that we have made. Please don’t forget to give feedback as this helps drive the game forward.
About the author – Steven Gore
Steven is one of the co-founders of Soccer Manager and has been playing SM Worlds since August 2005. He can be found in Gold Championship 7 (Game World ID 3065) managing Castilla if you’d like to join him.