At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow football fans to return to the stadiums to see the big competitions, virtual lawns gain even more value with the new edition of Football Manager, which is already confirmed for the 24th of November . The big news is the opening of new platforms, with the return of the football simulator to an Xbox console, something that has not happened since 2007. The game will be released for PC / Mac, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S, as well like mobile versions for Android and iOS.
The announcement of the new title comes at a time when the current version has broken some usage records, after the Football Manager 2020 offer campaign at Epic Games. As of today it is already possible to pre-order the new version, and on PC and Mac versions you can receive 10% discount, as well as access an early version of the game about two weeks before the official launch, both on Steam as in the Epic Store. Whoever starts playing during this period, their career will then be migrated to the final version of the game.
Football Manager 2021 renews its focus on the coach, adding more tools to develop personalities and dexterity. Sports Interactive promises novelties in terms of authenticity, but also new layers of depth and drama, it said in the statement. More news about the game will arrive in the coming weeks on your social networks.
Regarding the Xbox version, it has a specific design to take advantage of the controller, but it is based on a remodeling of the Touch series, designed for consoles and smartphones. This version also has the Play Anywhere functionality, allowing the digital file to record the career progress to be used between PC and Xbox. Players who decide to purchase the Xbox One version first, and then intend to migrate to the new Xbox Series X / S console can upgrade for free.