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Football Manager 2021

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Management
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Sports Interactive
Release Date: Nov. 24, 2020

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'Football Manager 2021' (ALL) Pre-Order Beta Available

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2020 @ 1:32 p.m. PST

Football Manager 2021 places a renewed focus on the role of the manager, adding more tools that allow managers to develop their personalities and prowess.

FM21 is the follow-up to Sports Interactive and SEGA's record-breaking FM20 which has just enjoyed a hugely successful free to own period on the Epic Games Store. From today until launch, fans who pre-purchase FM21 (for PC and Mac), from a SEGA approved digital retailer will receive a 10% discount and the chance to kick-off their managerial career ahead of schedule with Early Access to FM21. Early Access will be available roughly two weeks prior to the official street date and single player careers started in that period can be carried across to the final game. Early Access will be available for the first time on the Epic Store, as well as Steam.

New additions and game upgrades deliver unparalleled levels of football authenticity and extra layers of depth and drama. We'll be unveiling features and licensing updates from early October across the Football Manager social media channels and the Football Manager website.

The wait is finally over – the Football Manager 2021 Beta is now live on the Epic Games Store and Steam, giving managers the chance to kick their career off early.

Anyone who has pre-purchased FM21 from a SEGA-approved digital retailer can log-in to Epic Games or Steam and launch the game directly from their library, right now. Fans who haven't pre-purchased can rest assured that it's not too late to get involved as anyone who pre-purchases FM21 on PC and Mac from a participating digital retailer between now and the game's full release on November 24th will get access to the Beta and 10% off.

The pre-release Beta is a near complete (but not quite final) version of the game, so players may encounter some bugs and issues during play. These can be reported directly to the Sports Interactive team via the 'Report Bug' button on the in-game sidebar. Online play is also enabled, but there will be no access to the Steam Workshop or either the pre-game or in-game editors until the game's full release on November 24th.

Single player careers started on the FM21 Beta can be carried across to the full game.

For the first time in over a decade, Football Manager returns to Xbox. Releasing before the end of the year, Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition is a specifically tailored version of the game – modelled on the popular Touch series – that has been fully customized for optimal performance with the Xbox controller.

FM21 Xbox will be available from the Xbox Store and is a Play Anywhere digital title that allows players to play their save games across their Xbox console and any Windows 10 PC. The game will be available on Xbox One and the forthcoming next generation of Xbox consoles – Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X – and you pay just once to play across the Xbox ecosystem.

Full feature and functionality information will be revealed on the FM social channels in early November.

Football Manager Touch (on Epic, Steam, Nintendo Switch iOS and Android) and Football Manager Mobile (on iOS and Android) are coming soon. As in previous years, FM21 Touch on PC and Mac is available both as a standalone game on Epic Games and Steam and free for anyone who purchases FM21 for Steam or Epic Games. FM21 Touch on Nintendo Switch will join the squad in December and release details for other platforms will be revealed via our social media channels in October. Full feature information for both Mobile and Touch can be expected in early November.

Football Manager 2021 will be released for PC (Epic Games Store and Steam) and Xbox One on November 24, 2020.

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