With Europe's biggest soccer leagues kicking into action over the next few August weekends, three soccer management games are keeping fans up-to-date with in-house developments.
New Star Soccer Manager released worldwide for iOS devices on July 10, switching the focus of previous hit New Star Soccer from a single player's development to a manager's career path, allowing input into an entire club's development.
With the iOS edition having been very well received, an Android version will arrive later in the year, developer New Star Games said.
Development appears to be progressing at a good pace, with New Star posting a test case video to its Twitter and Facebook pages.
"Testing is going well & good progress with translations," New Star noted on Twitter. "Feeling happy with how things are progressing. Still no exact date for Android release, but getting there."
A Facebook post provided additional context: "The sheer amount of different devices you have to make sure the game works on" is "why it's taken a while to get to this stage".
Though a release date remains unknown, "the signs are very promising. We want to get this game out to everyone as soon as possible".
Similarly, the Club Soccer Director franchise is getting ready for its next excursion, as both Android and iOS versions of Club Soccer Director 19 are being moved back from Aug 9 to Aug 30, per Facebook and Twitter.
As a club director, players must negotiate between the needs of playing and coaching staff, fans, and their employer, the club's board. Club Soccer Director 19 promises 38 domestic leagues to choose from, more staff positions to recruit for, a revamped AI, and more club revenue streams.
As in real life, predecessor CSD 18 provided enhanced opportunities to directors that brought real-world money with them; there'll be an additional three-week wait to see how that aspect carries over to the sequel.
Finally, Football Chairman Pro moves players even further away from pitchside action, challenging them with club ownership.
There's a free version available, but the Pro edition nixes a 30-year career limit and adds domestic and European cup tournaments.
Another Pro feature is the ability to import new data packs, and the app's developer has made a new one available to reflect English football leagues' 2018/19 composition (Twitter, Facebook).
Users can also continue to create and share their own custom datapacks through the official site's Data Editor section.
— AFP Relaxnews