The ultimate sports management game, Football Manager 2021, has entered beta on PC. Players who pre-ordered Football Manager 2021 can download the beta on Steam or through the Epic Games Store now. If you start a career mode in which you become attached, you will be able to carry over your progress into the full game when it launches on November 24.
The wait is over… 👀
#FM21 Beta – out NOW 🏆
— Football Manager (@FootballManager) November 10, 2020
New info about Football Manager 2021 has been released steadily the past few months. In September, SEGA announced that FM21 would be coming to the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The last time a Football Manager game came to the Xbox was in 2007. In October, we got a look at new features coming to FM21. We’ve gotten new info weekly since then, including deep dives on the official Football Manager website. According to the press release, the beta will be a “near complete (but not quite final) version of the game.” SEGA asks that players stay vigilant about reporting any bugs they may find.
Check out the full press release below.
Football Manager 2021 Beta Available Now
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 as of 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, nor the pre-game or in-game editors until the game’s full release on November 24th.
FM21 introduces a host of new features and notable improvements across a wide variety of areas of the game.
Managers will enjoy more control than ever over their team’s success on and off the pitch with new gameplay systems, an increased level of analysis and information, and additional resources at their disposal.
Interactions with players and the media have been overhauled to create a more true-to-life experience with matchdays looking and feeling more spectacular with a host of graphical and presentation improvements as well as new pre-and post-match events. Additionally, managers will have more power over player recruitment and new ways to celebrate success at the end of the season.
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