25 Sep 2020 5:21 PM +00:00

Football Manager 2018 release date, demo access, pre-order bonus and device details revealed!

It's something that football fans across the globe wait patiently for every year - the moment when SI Games announce the release date for the newest instalment of Football Manager.

Well, no need to wait any further. Football Manager 2018 will be available to purchase everywhere on Friday, November 10th - and for the first time, that truly means everywhere. Unlike in previous years, all three versions of FM - Football Manager 2018, the streamlined Football Manager Touch 2018, and Football Manager Mobile 2018 - will all be released on the same day, giving fans the ultimate flexibility to enjoy Football Manager 2018 the way they want right from day one.

Can't wait that long? Then you'll even be able to get your hands on the game early. If you pre-purchase Football Manager 2018 through a SEGA approved digital retailer (you can find a list of them here) will have access to a fully-playable beta version of the game up to two weeks before the November 10th release! Even better, your progress in the single player career from the beta can then be continued in the full game!

There's even a special pre-purchase bonus to reward long-term FM players. If you pre-purchase Football Manager 2018 before Monday, October 9th from either Steam or the SEGA store, and if you have Football Manager 2017 in your Steam library, you'll receive a 25% discount off your purchase as a "Contract Extension Bonus"!

The prices for the three formats of Football Manager 2018 have not yet been officially confirmed, but are being reported by Goal.com as £37.99 for Football Manager and £21.99 for Football Manager Touch, with no price yet being reported for Football Manager Mobile.

Lastly, SI Games have announced that they'll begin revealing new in-game features in late September. RealSport will be keeping you up to date with all the latest FM news as it comes out right up until launch day, and of course, we'll be continuing our famous Football Manager guides!