Say goodbye to your social life - Football Manager 2021 has a fresh release date, and fans won’t have to wait long for the latest edition of the game.
That’s right, it’s time to freshen up your tactics, scour the world for wonderkids and - if you can - lead your team to glory.
This year, the FM series will be available on more platforms than ever, including a return to Xbox for the first time since 2007.
New features to the game will be revealed from October onwards, with Sports Interactive promising “a renewed focus on the role of the manager, adding more tools that allow managers to develop their personalities and prowess.”
As ever, game creators will seek to deliver “unparalleled levels of football authenticity” and extra layers of depth and drama.
When is Football Manager 21 out?
The game is slated for a 25 November 2020 release, and will be available to purchase from Epic Games Store and Steam.
How much will it cost to play?
The game has a recommended retail cost of £39.99.
Managers who pre-order the game from a SEGA approved store can purchase the game for £35.99.
Early Access details
As well as a discount from 25 September until launch, fans who pre-purchase FM21 will receive the chance to kick-off their managerial career ahead of schedule with Early Access to FM21.
Early access will become available roughly two weeks prior to the game’s official release date, though no firm date has yet been given.
Where can I play Football Manager 2021?
The latest edition of Football Manager will be available from the Xbox Store and is a Play Anywhere digital title that allows players to play their save games across their Xbox console and any Windows 10 PC.
The game will be available on Xbox One and the forthcoming next generation of Xbox consoles, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
Sadly for PS4 users the game will not be coming to Sony’s premier console.
As well as Mac and PC editions, Football Manager Touch (on Epic, Steam, Nintendo Switch (iOS and Android) and Football Manager Mobile (on iOS and Android) are both lined up for release.
As in previous years, FM21 Touch on PC and Mac is available both as a standalone game on Epic Games and Steam and free for anyone who purchases FM21 for Steam or Epic Games.
FM21 Touch on Nintendo Switch will join the squad in December and release details for other platforms will be revealed via social media in October.