25 Sep 2020 5:24 PM +00:00

Football Manager 2021 PS4/PS5: Will managerial sim come to PlayStation?

Football is well underway and now we know Football Manager 2021 is coming!

With a confirmed release date and some big console news, Sony players will be desperate to know if FM21 is coming to PlayStation. We have the answers.

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Football Manager 2021 on console

For the first time in over a decade, a Football Manager game will be coming to console.

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Sports Interactive confirmed that FM21 will be available across the Xbox family of consoles, including next-gen.

So if it's on Xbox, surely it's on PlayStation too right?

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FM21 not coming to PlayStation

Unfortunately not.

It's an odd one, as no one really things FM is a "console exclusive" game. It turns out the story is a little more than that.

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It looks like Sony simply weren't interested in having the game on their platform.

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ASK AND THOU SHALL NOT RECEIVE: SI simply didn't get a dev kit from Sony

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Miles Jacobson, the studio director at Sports Interactive, explained it rather simply.

In order to make the game fit the console platfoms they needed a dev kit. Microsoft sent them to SI, but Sony did not.

FM21 release date & Early Access

Football Manager 2021 has a confirmed release date of 24 November.

Along with that date, those that pre-purchase on Steam or Epic Games Store can get Early Access.

Early Access (previously known as the beta) will start roughly two weeks before release date, so around 10 November.

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