Skip to main content

Football Manager 2017 release date confirmed as Friday November 4

It's the news that budding Big Sams/Joses/Pardews have spent the summer gnawing at their fingertips for: Football Manager 2017 is coming on November 4. (Budding Pardews, though? Rather you than me. And I'm a Palace fan.)

Developed (as ever) by Sports Interactive, the game is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux, and those who buy it will get a copy of FM Touch 2017 free of charge. FM Touch distils the game down to the classic essentials from the Champ Man era: matches, tactics, training, and fists thumped through walls when you concede a last minute winner.

All pre-orders come with four DLC elements for FM Touch which enable you to fiddle with the overall parameters of the game: 'no firing', 'board override', 'all job applications', and 'national management'. 

Select retailers are also offering beta access for full-fat Football Manager 2017, so be sure to check whether this is included before you commit to pre-ordering. Beta access begins two weeks before the game proper comes out, and enables you to carry over your save.

Feature-sets for both versions of the game will be unveiled nearer to release.

To recap: Football Manager 2017 is released for PC, Mac, and Linux on November 4.

Found something newsworthy? Tell us!

Ben Wilson

I'm GamesRadar's sports editor, and obsessed with NFL, WWE, MLB, AEW, and occasionally things that don't have a three-letter acronym – such as Chvrches, Bill Bryson, and Streets Of Rage 4. (All the Streets Of Rage games, actually.) Even after three decades I still have a soft spot for Euro Boss on the Amstrad CPC 464+.