Football Manager 2021 returns to Xbox platforms, launching in November

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Football Manager (Image credit: SEGA)

What you need to know

  • Today, Football Manager 2021 was announced, with a November 24 release date.
  • For the first time since 2007, the series will be coming to Xbox platforms.
  • FM21's Xbox titles will be a Play Anywhere digital title.

Football Manager 2021 has been officially announced, and will be launching on November 24, 2020 for PC. In some big news, SEGA also announced that for the first time since 2007, the Football Manager series will be available on Xbox platforms, where it will launch alongside the PC and Nintendo Switch versions of the game.

Pre-orders for the game on PC available now on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, and securing your copy of the game will reward you both a 10% discount on the game as well as the chance to play the game early, which SEGA says will begin "roughly two weeks" prior to the launch of the game. You can check out the first official trailer for the upcoming game below:

SEGA also announced that for the first time since 2007, Football Manager 2021 will be launching on Xbox platforms, where the game will be a Play Anywhere title, meaning that players only need to buy one copy of the game in order to play it across Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Windows 10 PC. Save transfers across all platforms will also be supported, so fans looking to move between platforms won't have to worry about starting from scratch.

Alongside the new platforms, Football Manager 2021 will also feature a renewed focus on how players manage their team. Sports Interactive included more tools that allow players to develop the personality and prowess of their players, and the company is planning on releasing more information throughout this month to showcase just what else is planned for the game.

Football Manager 2021 is set to launch on November 24, 2020 for Windows 10 PC, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X. Nintendo Switch and iOS/Android versions of the game are also in the works, with release dates for them currently still unknown.

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