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FOOTBALL MANAGER 2021COMING NOVEMBER 24th
Available on moreplatforms than ever, including Xbox™
London, England– 24 September 2020 – Football fans can finally mark the datein their calendar – Football Manager™ 2021 will be released on November24th on the Epic Games Store and Steam. This year the FMseries will be available on more platforms than ever before including areturn to Xbox for the first time since 2007.
Watch the firsttrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXZXECRRWzk&feature=youtu.be
FM21 is the follow-up toSports Interactive™ and SEGA®’s record-breaking FM20 which has justenjoyed a hugely successful free to own period on the Epic Games Store.From today until launch, fans who pre-purchaseFM21 (for PC and Mac), from a SEGA approved digital retailer* willreceive a 10% discount and the chance to kick-off their managerialcareer ahead of schedule with Early Access to FM21. Early Access will beavailable roughly two weeks prior to the official street date and singleplayer careers started in that period can be carried across to the finalgame. Early Access will be available for the first time on the EpicStore, as well as Steam.
FM21 places a renewedfocus on the role of the manager, adding more tools that allow managersto develop their personalities and prowess. New additions and gameupgrades deliver unparalleled levels of football authenticity and extralayers of depth and drama. We’ll be unveiling features and licensingupdates from early October across the Football Manager social mediachannels and the Football Manager website.
Sports Interactive’sstudio director, Miles Jacobson: “Football Manager 2021 is a historicrelease for us as a studio. We’re bringing FM to more platforms thanever before and giving more people the chance to manage their favouriteclub – whether that’s on their PC, from the comfort of their sofa or ontheir phone or tablet.”
For the first time inover a decade, Football Manager returns to Xbox. Releasing before theend of the year, Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition is a specificallytailored version of the game – modelled on the popular Touch series –that has been fully customised for optimal performance with the Xboxcontroller.
FM21 Xbox will beavailable from the Xbox Store and is a Play Anywhere digital title thatallows players to play their save games across their Xbox console andany Windows 10 PC. The game will be available on Xbox One and theforthcoming next generation of Xbox consoles – Xbox Series S and XboxSeries X – and you pay just once to play across the Xboxecosystem.
Full feature andfunctionality information will be revealed on the FM social channels inearly November.
Football Manager Touch(on Epic, Steam, Nintendo Switch™ iOS and Android) and Football ManagerMobile (on iOS and Android) are coming soon. As in previous years, FM21Touch on PC and Mac is available both as a standalone game on Epic Gamesand Steam and free for anyone who purchases FM21 for Steam or EpicGames. FM21 Touch on Nintendo Switch™ will join the squad in Decemberand release details for other platforms will be revealed via our socialmedia channels in October. Full feature information for both Mobile andTouch can be expected in early November.
For more information onthe FM21 series on all platforms, visit www.footballmanager.com
*Early Access isavailable from SEGA approved digital retailers only; please checkherefor an exhaustive list of digital retailers and more details as to whatconstitutes a SEGA approved retailer.
Football Manager (FM) isthe world’s leading football management simulation title. With more than50 countries to manage in and a database of over 800,000 players andstaff it offers an incredibly detailed and immersive experience. In FMyou make all of the key decisions, from signing (and selling) playersthrough training, team selection and tactics as you take your team tothe top of the footballing world while carving out your own philosophyand strengthening your club’s identity. FM has grown to become more thanjust a game and has embedded itself in the football industry; the FMdatabase is used by several clubs to help shape their recruitmentstrategies and thousands of professional footballers and backroom staffmembers are committed fans of the game. FM has become an integral partof modern fan culture; the game has not only enhanced the collectivefootballing knowledge of its players but has been the inspiration forseveral books, a stand-up comedy show and even a feature lengthdocumentary. For more information on Football Manager, visit www.footballmanager.com.
About SportsInteractive Ltd.
Sports Interactive (SI)is the world’s leading developer of football management simulationsthrough its Football Manager series. Founded in 1994 and based at HereEast in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, SI has a full-timestaff of more than 100 and employs the services of roughly 1,300part-time researchers across the globe (alongside more than 200 offsiteBeta testers). SI has ongoing relationships with some of the biggestnames in professional football, including the Bundesliga, the LeagueManagers Association, EFL and many other leagues and nationalassociations. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary ofSEGA in 2006. Further information on the company and its games isavailable at www.sigames.com.
About SEGA®Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is theEuropean Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, and aworldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outsidethe home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainmentsoftware products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC,wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and SonyInteractive Entertainment Europe. SEGA wholly owns the video gamedevelopment studios Two Point Studios, Creative Assembly, RelicEntertainment, Amplitude Studios, Sports Interactive and HARDlight. SEGAEurope’s website is located at www.sega.co.uk