THQ Nordic is taking on the longtime Football Manager series with its own football management simulator that it describes as “a throwback to traditional classic management games”.
We Are Football is from the German studio Winning Streak Games. It was co-founded by Gerald Köhler, the creator of the On the Ball football manager series, which was a huge success in Germany in the early 90s.
The debut trailer for We Are Football is below:
THQ Nordic emphasized that We Are Football is easy to understand. “We Are Football offers you complete control over all aspects of your club, but it remains as simple as a long ball with hooves,” says the official synopsis.
“At We Are Football you will not spend a whole night understanding how it all works. It is possible to finish an entire season in a little more than is necessary to finish a real professional football game: just two hours.”
Management options allow you to control finances, sponsors, HR, fan support, organization, club members, fan funds and even play in the stock market. The engine of the game focuses on the ball and the players who participate in the “offensive maneuvers”. We also promise “spectacular” speeches at the break.
“Well-known” female and male teams are available, although THQ Nordic did not say which official licenses were stolen. Based on the images, expect to see random player names and personalized team crests. However, there is an extensive editor, so perhaps a few months after launch, an options file will be available to add an authentic feel.
I doubt Sports Interactive is shaking in their boots about We Are Football, but it’s nice to see another player coming into the genre.
We Are Football will be released on PC on June 10, 2021.