Football Manager 2024: Release date, price, where to buy FM24 game and is it available on console

The newest version of one of the most popular sports simulation games in history returns soon as Football Manager 2024 is released.

With a number of official partnerships with both clubs and leagues, the game gives players the chance to manage most teams around the world, taking control of everything from making transfers to setting up tactics and even confronting the media. The latest edition will feature a number of new features to appeal to new players and keep legacy fans happy.

A product of British developer Sports Interactive and published by Sega worldwide, the game series was first published all the way back in 1992 under the title of ‘Championship Manager’. It has since been rebranded as ‘Football Manager’ and the 2024 edition is set for release in the near future.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s game, including release date, price, and how you can play.

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When is Football Manager 2024 released?

As has become the case with Football Manager over the past decade, the game is usually released much later than other sports games on the market, including FIFA (now EAFC) and Madden.

That’s mostly due to the nature of how complicated the database is that is used by the Football Manager series, with game-makers keen to release the game with the most up-to-date information possible.

As such, the game is usually released in November. This year, Football Manager 2024 will be released on November 6, 2023.

Although the date hasn’t been released yet, players who buy the game also usually get to play the Beta version in advance. That is usually released two weeks before the full game comes out and is used by Sports Interactive as a period where bugs can be fixed if players find them.

How much will Football Manager 2024 cost?

At present, Football Manager 2024 is on sale for £44.99 ($54.75) via Sports Interactive’s official website.

Ahead of its full release on November 6, there’s an offer on that website to save 10% when pre-ordering the game. 

Prices through different online and high-street retailers will likely differ, but generally, the cost of the game usually falls in the months after its release.

Where can I buy Football Manager 2024? 

You can buy Football Manager 2024 directly through the game’s official website. Additional retailers will become available in November.

Through that site, you have the option to buy the game on PC or on console at present. When selecting either platform, you then get different options on how to purchase the game.

How can I play Football Manager 2024?

FM24 can be played through PC/Mac and on games consoles.

The ‘traditional’ version, available on PC and Mac, can be accessed via Steam, the Epic store, or through the Microsoft store. A version on XBox’s PC Game Pass is on the horizon.

The console version, which has been optimised for use on the leading devices, is available to play on PS5 and XBox.

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