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A new year

When will Football Manager 2023 release?


It’s coming to that time of year when everyone is tired of the previous game and starts to ask: “When will Football Manager 2023 release?”

Let’s try to answer that question, as well as a few others.

Football Manager 2023 release date

As yet, there is no official announcement on Football Manager 2023’s release date.

 If the past few years are anything to go by, however, then it will release sometime around mid-late November. It is likely Football Manager 2023 will release around a similar time.

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How Much Will Football Manager 2023 Cost?

Similar to the release date of Football Manager 2023, prices have not yet been announced.

If we use Football Manager 2022 as the starting point, the game cost £39.99 in the UK and $54.99 in the US. It is unlikely that these prices will change.

In previous years, there has also been a 10% discount as a pre-order bonus. The same can potentially be expected again, but don’t get your hopes up.

Football Manager 2023 Xbox Edition and Football Manager 2023 Touch Edition can also be expected to be released at the same time. These are slightly less complex versions of the game and typically retail at a lower price because of it. They both retailed at £29.99 in the UK and $39.99 in the US.

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Will there be a beta for Football Manager 2023?

Another benefit of preordering Football Manager is that players typically get access to a 2-week beta.

This beta releases two weeks before the official release, and players are able to carry over their beta save into the main game.

Where will the game be available?

Although there won’t yet be any listings, when the release date is announced, Football Manager 2023 will be available in numerous places.

Steam, the Epic Store, the Microsoft Store, or the official Sega Store will always be the go-to sites to purchase the game.

However, deals can typically be gotten on sites such as fmscout, or sortitoutsi.

What Platforms will Football Manager 2023 release on?

The main game of Football Manager is available on PC/Mac. Football Manager Touch is available on Nintendo Switch.

Football Manager Xbox Edition is available with an Xbox Game Pass, as well as to buy from the Microsoft Store.

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What New Features will be in the game?

There are no new features for Football Manager 2023 that have been announced yet. Although that doesn’t mean we aren’t free to speculate.

For the past couple of years, Juventus have had a deal with Konami for licensing rights to eFootball. They have recently announced that is set to end.

This change should hopefully see Sports Interactive able to use the Old Lady’s name within their game again, as during that deal they have been named Zebre. While players have been able to play as Juventus they will have had to use an external database in order to have them actually named as such.

Another feature fans can look hopefully look forward to upon the release of Football Manager 2023 is the development of Women’s Football within the game, as promised by Sports Interactive last year.

Their statement remained unclear as to whether the Women’s database will be ready in time even for Football Manager 2023. Hopefully, there will be some communication regarding its development.

Is There a Trailer for Football Manager 2023?

As of yet, no. However, if we continue to take past editions of Football Manager as an example, we can expect to see one by mid-September.