It’s time to prepare ahead of the new season
Football Manager 2023 is finally here, with the full launch upon us and some brand new, exciting features now available to try out.
Check below for everything you need to know ahead of booting up this year’s game for the first time.
As announced by the official Twitter account, Major Update 23.2 went live on Thursday, 1 December.
The update is available on Steam, Epic and Microsoft Store, and an update has also come to the Football Manager Pre-Game Editor 2023.
Click here to read everything you need to know about the brand new update.
Football Manager 2023 is out now across PC, Xbox, Switch and Mobile.
Football Manager on the PS5 has been delayed, with no new release date yet revealed.
You can jump in now and get started in your new managerial career and our helpful beginner’s guide will get you started in the best possible way.
READ – Football Manager 2023 Beginner’s Guide.
Following the same schedule as last year, Football Manager 2023 will get an early-November release date.
The Football Manager 2023 Beta is here right now, meaning you can jump in right now and get started in your new managerial career.
Tuesday, 8 November is when the game will debut, with some able to gain Early Access roughly two weeks prior to that.
As ever, Football Manager 2023 will almost certainly include a Beta version of the game, giving gaffers the chance to test the game before full release.
The Football Manager 2023 Beta will likely arrive two weeks before the game’s full release, with a late October release date slated.
Football Manager 2022 was available on more platforms than ever last year, with FM22 Xbox arriving in style, and the expansion continues with FM23.
This year the title will become available for the first time ever on PlayStation 5 and Apple Arcade, with the Touch series returning to Apple devices after a year’s absence.
PC is what most of you will play on, with the title available on Windows and macOS via Steam.
In December 2020 we saw the arrival of the handheld version for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch – as well as the full game returning to Xbox consoles for the first time since 2007.
Football Manager 2023’s price for the PC has been confirmed, with the full game retailing at £44.99.
Those who pre-purchase the game can currently receive a substantial discount, taking that price to £36.00.
No prices have yet been confirmed for the Xbox or PS5 versions of the game, but we would expect it to retail around the £45 price mark.
We expect the Mobile version to cost £8.99 / $8.99.
The Football Manager franchise doesn’t languish behind other football games when it comes to licences.
This season, the newly-licensed competitions of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League are all included, giving you the opportunity to win some of the biggest club trophies around.
With the Russian Leagues’ inclusion in the game still up in the air, here’s what we are expecting to see in Football Manager 2023
With the ever-changing landscape of football gaming licenses set to bite FM23, we could see a change in some of the divisions included, but we are still expecting this year’s offering to be more immersive than ever.
You can expect a large number of these FM22 Wonderkids to carry over their status into Football Manager 2023.
With some stars – Jamal Musiala for instance – having excellent seasons, don’t be surprised to see the PA of some of these stars elevated to the next level.
Away from Musiala, SEP’s Endrick is the new face on the block in FM23, with this Brazilian star certain to become world-class in your save.
The Football Manager series is coming off of massive highs after the beloved FM 22, and heading toward FM23, Sports Interactive has released a breakdown of new gameplay features.
With that, here’s everything we learned about FM23 gameplay and the new tools managers will have at their disposal.
The Squad Planner will allow players to rank members of their squad to help visualize strengths and weaknesses, but it also includes players on your shortlist.
This offers a new resource where players can plan the immediate future of their club across short-term recruitment as well as current lineups. As a private list, it will also mean ranking your players won’t hurt their feelings but will allow staff to work around your priorities as you plan them.
Match AI and its animations are the means through which FM players experience the games they manage. With that, it’s one of the most important parts of the series.
FM 23 will have new licenses for all UEFA Club Competitions.
This will change things on a deeper level in the game for things like club walkouts heading into the match, trophy celebrations, music, sleeve patches, and more to match the real things.
A club is nothing without its supporters, and in FM 23, supporters will have more of a say with some unique improvements. This, of course, looks to better match reality where the right kind of negative feedback can lead to some massive renovations for a club in short order.
In FM 23, supporters will have more say over job security for managers and will have flexible levels of patience and passion around a manager’s choices (whether tactical or recruitment related). They will also have new feedback fields so it’s crystal clear the consensus at any given time.
Agents have an important role in recruitment, at times helping you capture that needed star and other times being the sole barrier to them.
In FM 23, agents will have some new interaction options to better flesh out the recruitment process.
For instance, this year, when asking an agent about their represented players, there will be an option to further negotiate that salary demands are simply out of range for the club. This, among other new options, will let players push back on agent demands and give the process more of a push-and-pull feeling.
Further, this will help players to convert more often when working with favourable agents.