No console FM 2009 because 08 interface “was crap”

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 5 September 2008 06:56 GMT

Speaking to, Sports Interactive front man Miles Jacobson has confirmed there won’t be any console editions of Football Manager 2009 because the Xbox 360 version of FM08 had a “crap” interface.

“We thought we’d improved a lot last year. It was still too hard to use. So we decided to have at least a year off on the 360 this year,” he said.

“The good news is that there’s been one game that was similar to us on the PC that’s come out and really nailed a good control system for quite a complicated system, which was Civilization Revolution. So we’ll probably look at it again in the future.

“But we really wanted to concentrate on the 3D engine this year and getting that nailed and the other improvements that have gone in rather than thinking about the consoles this year.”

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