Football Manager 2013 will feature a less time-consuming mode that simplifies the way players manage their club, Sports Interactive has announced.

Although the game’s trademark in-depth modes will remain intact, the new mode would allow those pressed for time to enjoy a somewhat stripped-down version of the title.

“In recent years it’s become clear that there’s a large group of people who would like to play Football Manager, but simply can’t devote the time required to get the most out of the game,” said Sports Interactive’s studio director Miles Jacobson regarding the new mode.

“I would, however, like to stress to our many, many fans around the world that the introduction of FMC will not impact in any way on the game that they’ve come to know and love.”

Under the new classic mode, a full season could be played out in eight to 10 hours, or specific challenges could be attempted.

In the latter, players will face a particular scenario which is designed to test their management skills over a set period of time – usually half a season.

According to Sports Interactive, the challenges will replicate a variety of real world circumstances: players may be tasked with saving a team that’s bottom of the table from relegation by the end of the season, for example.

The game would ship with five challenges included, with more available throughout the year depending on demand, said the studio.

FM13 will also feature an improved match engine, new staff roles, improved media interaction, and a “huge revamp” of the multi-player game via Steam, said Sports Interactive.

Football Manager 2013 is due out on Windows PC and Mac before Christmas 2012.