14 Nov 2020 1:11 PM +00:00

FM21 Xbox Series X|S: Football Manager to be a Next-Gen hit? - Play Anywhere, Release Date, PS5 & more

The FM21 Beta is in full flow, as Steam users get stuck into the football management sim.

The Next Gen line of Xbox consoles have also arrived, and the two will be combining later this month, as FM returns to the Microsoft console for the first time since 2007.

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But what will the return to console play bring? And will FM21 be a Next Gen hit?


Release Date

Football Manager 2021 will be available on the Xbox Store on November 24.

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The title will be available on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S as well as its traditional spot over on Steam and the FM Store.

Play Anywhere

If you want to play the SI title on your console but feel as though your money may be better spent on the PC version then fear not, as you can have both.

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PLAY ANYWHERE! TV or PC? The choice is yours.

FM21 will be a Play Anywhere digital title, which means that you can play on the same save across any of the Xbox family and your Microsoft 10 PC and you'll only have to pay for the title once!

So no excuses this year, you can play FM21 anywhere you desire!


No PS5

If you're an FM fan and you're tossing and turning between which Next Gen console to buy, then this might sway you.

FM21 will be an Xbox exclusive in terms of console play, but not because Xbox demanded it, but because Sony simply didn't want it.

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XBOX EXCLUSIVE! Sony didn't fancy the chance to take FM to Next Gen

Will it prove to be a masterstroke from Microsoft? Only time will tell.

But one thing that is for sure, we can't wait to manage our first Champions League final on the big screen!

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