Publisher Sega and developer Sports Interactive have announced Football Manager 2021 for PC (SteamEpic Games Store); Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One; Football Manager 2021 Touch for the Nintendo Switch, PC (SteamEpic Games Store), iOS, and Android; and Football Manager 2021 Mobile for Android and iOS.

Football Manager 2021 will launch for PC on 24 November 2020. 

Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition, which is based on Football Manager 2021 Touch, will launch for the Xbox platforms sometime in December 2020 with console-to-PC cross-save support. 

Football Manager 2021 Touch will launch for PC on 24 November 2020, and Nintendo Switch sometime in December 2020.

Release dates for Football Manager 2021 Touch and Football Manager 2021 Mobile for iOS and Android will be announced in the coming months.

Football Manager 2021

In Football Manager 2021 dynamic, true-to-life management experiences and next-level detail renews that focus on you like never before, equipping you with all the tools to achieve elite status. It’s over to you, boss.

  • Choose your colours and the challenge that best suits your ambitions and then work with your club’s hierarchy to ensure you meet theirs or face the consequences.
  • Join forces with your backroom staff to assess the strength and depth of your playing squad before dipping into the transfer market. There’s likely to be a starlet in your Academy knocking on the door of the first team.
  • Craft tactical strategies, formations and styles of play for every occasion to maximize your club’s chances of winning football matches and getting those three points.
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacle of matchday and revel in the glory of management as your planning pays off on the pitch.

Full details of what’s new in Football Manager 2021 including licensing updates will drop sometime in early October 2020. Early Access should be available around two weeks before 24 November 2020.

Football Manager 2021 Touch

Football Manager 2021 Touch is a stripped-down version of Football Manager 2021.

All the top leagues and nations are included from around the globe and your player recruitment is powered by the world’s biggest player database, which features more than 500,000 active real-life players.

Tactical presets prime you for success and feature the most popular formations from around the world of football. For more control and personalization, there’s also a custom setting for you to stamp your individual style and preference.

On Match Days you can enjoy the action from the touchline or completely avoid the action by simulating your result and skipping the highlights. Smashing through the seasons lets you focus your time on buying superstars and unearthing wonderkids—and there are thousands to be found. By accelerating your progress, you also won’t have to wait too long to watch your youngsters become elite.

Challenge Mode offers an even more casual approach to proceedings with various ready-made trials and experiments. Aim to finish the season unbeaten, see off an injury crisis or battle the odds and avoid relegation over the last few games of the season.

Licensing updates, new features, and game upgrades will all be revealed in November 2020.

Check out the PC and Mac specs requirements for Football Manager 2021:

PC System Requirements

Requires 64-bit processor and operating system

  • Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10 (1903/May 2019 Update)

Processor:
Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64
1.8 GHz or higher

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics Cards: Cards equal to or better than the following:

  • Intel GMA X4500
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
  • AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

256MB VRAM
DirectX Version 11

Hard Drive Space: 7 GB available space

MAC System Requirements

Operating Systems (64-bit only):

  • macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15.5 Catalina
  • macOS 11 Big Sur

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo – 1.8 GHz or higher

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics Cards: Cards equal to or better than the following:

  • Intel GMA X4500
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
  • AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

256MB VRAM

macOS 10.14 and later requires Metal API: Version 1; macOS 10.13 and earlier requires OpenGL: Version 2.1

Hard Drive Space: 7 GB available space

According to Sports Interactive studio head Miles Jacobson, the reason why the Football Manager franchise is coming to the Xbox platforms is that Microsoft requested for it. Meanwhile, the reason why it’s not on PlayStation yet is that Sony has never approached them.

In the meantime, check out the trailer below:

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