It's been a LONG time!

New Football Manager Is Coming To Xbox For The First Time In Over 10 Years

It’s been revealed that the iconic Football Manager is making a return to Xbox with the upcoming release of Football Manager 2021.

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The beloved series hasn’t seen a new game join the Xbox library for more than a decade, but Xbox players are finally in luck as the game will be coming to Series X. Sadly for those picking up a PlayStation 5 as their next-gen console of choice, Football Manager 2021 will not be available.

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Over on Twitter, Football Manager director Miles Jacobson responded to a fan’s question about PS5 availability, stating: “Being asked this a lot & will get into trouble for answering..

“Our friends at @Xbox have spent years asking for us to come back to their consoles. It’s how both FM19 & FM20 ended up on gamepass towards the end of the cycle, and now FM21 on Xbox One & Series X/S. Sony didn’t.”

Football Manager 2021 got itself a brand new trailer – and a release date – earlier this week, and despite being only a glimpse at the upcoming game, it’s enough for us to get excited about!

The game’s official description reads as follows: “FM21 delivers dynamic and fresh true-to-life management experiences that renew the focus on you, the beating heart of your football club. You are equipped with more tools than ever before to develop your managerial prowess and command success at your club. New additions and game upgrades produce unparalleled levels of football authenticity as well as extra layers of depth and drama. 

“Features and licensing updates will be revealed from early October across our social channels.”

With a new season, new kit and new colours, this is going to be a day one purchase for lots of gamers when it comes to PC on November 24. Xbox gamers might have a little longer to wait, with the release date still unconfirmed.

Find out more about the game – and its exciting return to Xbox – on the official site here.

Featured Image Credit: Sports Interactive