Updated: Sep 14, 2022 11:07 am
Another season of football has just begun. Now we look ahead for what it has in store, and in turn we look towards the games that accompany a new season.
One of the biggest games we all get excited for is Football Manager. It may release a few months after the European season has begun, but its release is still a huge occasion.
Football Manager often updates with minor tweaks as well as updates to squads and new features. The leagues will all be updated too.
Here is what we know so far about the latest iteration of Football Manager.
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Football Manager 2023 has now been officially announced. It is set for a November 8th release date as expected.
We are still unsure if this is all versions of the game, but the trailer above suggest it will be. In the past the mobile version has release slightly afterwards, but we should find out more soon.
Football Manager 2023, will be coming to all the same platforms as in previous years, including coming to Xbox Game Pass day one. For the first time ever it will also be releasing on Apple Arcade too.
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The platforms include:
- Epic Game Store
- Xbox (Xbox Game Pass)
- Nintendo Switch (Touch)
- Apple Arcade
Yes, in a huge announcement Football Manager 2023 is coming to PlayStation 5 for the first time.
Last year was the first time the premium sports sim featured on Xbox, and now it can be found on PlayStation too. This means, it is available almost everywhere you play your games now that there is an official console version of the game.
The only other information we know regarding the PS5 version of the game, is that it will have features that are specially made for the PlayStation DualSense.
There isn’t a huge amount of new gameplay information, but one of the most exciting things from the announcement was the news that UEFA licenses are set to feature in Football Manager 2023.
It was confirmed that the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League are all set to be fully licensed competitions.
We are expecting more to follow soon.
At the moment of writing the only platform we have a price for is the PC/Mac version on Steam and the Epic Game Store.
Football Manager 2023 is currently listed at £44.99, but if you pre-order the game you will receive a 20% discount. This will bring the total price of the game down to £36.00.
We will have to wait and see how much it will cost on other platforms, but on Xbox we know it will be available through Game Pass, as well as Apple Arcade for iPhone users.
Pre-ordering the game now will also give early access to the game. It is not official how long this will be yet, but it is normally a couple weeks.
For the first time, FM Touch will be available on Apple Arcade as part of their subscription too. There has never been more ways to access Football Manager.
If you’re subscribed to Xbox Game Pass then it will be returning again to the platform too.
We think it’s very likely that Sports Interactive will release a beta for FM23 – as they did this last year for Football Manager 2022.
The Football Manager 2022 Beta arrived for PC and Mac on October 20 – so if history is anything to go by, we could well see the Football Manager 2023 beta arrive around that time.
It’s roughly a couple weeks before the actual game comes out.
The beta was available on Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store.
In order to get access to Football Manager early, you can pre-order the game here, and get access a couple weeks early. There is still no exact date on when this will be, but the Football Manager websites suggests two weeks.
The beta is normally only available for the full version of the game, so do not expect to be able to play the console, touch or mobile version of the game early.
We have based these predictions on the last game. The predicted requirements for FM23 on PC are:
- OS – Windows 7 (SPI), 8/8.1, 10 (Update 1903/May 2019 or later) – 64-bit
- Processor – Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 – 1.8 GHz +
- Memory – 4GB
- Storage – 7GB available space
- Direct X – 11
- Graphics – Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM DirectX API: Version 11
The predicted requirements for FM23 on Mac are:
- OS – 10.13.6, 12.14.6, 10.15.5, 11 – 64-bi
- Processor – Intel Core 2 Duo – 1.8 GHz+
- Memory – 4GB
- Storage – 7GB available space
- Graphics – Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
- Other – macOS 10.14
It is still unknown what to expect in Football Manager 2023, but every year there are a host of updates to improve the player experience.
Most interestingly the biggest update to this edition of Football Manager could be the inclusion of women’s football.
Studio director Miles Jacobson confirmed women’s football will be added to the game, after years of rumours circulating about its inclusion.
The differences between how men and women play football will also need to be closely considered, which may make inclusion in this year’s game difficult to achieve.
Miles Jacobson, the studio director, has already stated that women’s football is definitely coming so it is a matter of when not if.
Hopefully this year could be the year, but it all depends on if it is ready or not.
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Now that it is official women will be in FIFA 23, there will be even more pressure to make this a reality. With the Women’s Euros on right now and the World Cup in 2023, it is important Football Manager keep up with how popular the Women’s game has become.
This could be the year we see the end of Zebre as they revert back to Juventus in Football Manager.
Juventus’ license has been missing for years from the game, but now their exclusivity deal has ended with Konami and eFootball, they may return to the football simulator. They have already been announced for FIFA, so it’s looking increasingly likely.
When does FM23 release?
Football Manager 2023 is set to release on the 8th of November, 2022.
How do I access the FM23 beta?
If you wish to access the FM23 beta then you can do so by pre-ordering the game. It should be available two weeks before release.
When will the FM23 beta go live?
According to Sports Interactive, it should be available two weeks before release. We are expecting it late October.