Football Manager is one of the most anticipated gaming titles every year. Whether you’re the seasoned pro who first discovered Freddy Adu, or the beginner wanting to take their local team to European glory, everyone gets excited for the annual instalment.
If like us you can’t wait for the official release date, then Sports Interactive gives players the option to try the new features of the game early in their Beta launch.
So, let’s find out how we can access the Beta and where we can play it.
When can we try the Beta?
Currently, there is no official release date for Football Manager 2022 but it usually hits the shelves (or digital shelves if on Steam) around the middle of November. Although, last year's edition came out later on the 24th of November.
We anticipate that the full game will launch on the 16th November 2021, with the Beta being released around 2 weeks before that on 4 November.
How do I access the Beta?
Trying the game out is easy, but it’s not free.
To access the Beta of the game you must have pre-ordered it through the respected store, so in a sense you have a head start on getting to grips with the new features, giving you the edge on the competition, before getting the main game.
So how much will it set you back?
Last year, the prices varied across all platforms for FM 21, costing £39.99/$49.99 on Steam, £29.99/$39.99 on Xbox and Nintendo Switch,, and £8.99/$8.99 on Mobile devices.
We don’t anticipate any change to their prices, so expect the game to cost the same this November.
What platform can I try it on?
Over the years, Football Manager has been associated with PC/Mac users and accessed through Steam. However, in December, versions of the game were released for iOS, Android and were even brought over to Nintendo consoles via the Switch.
Microsoft too has linked up with Sports Interactive to release the last installlment on Xbox consoles, which was the first time they had a version for 11 years! We can definitely expect to see a Beta release for the console as their partnership through the Xbox Game Pass has blossomed!
However, we are unlikely to see Sony partner up with the gaming giants as Sports interactive spoke last year on why there will be no PS4/PS5 release.
What new features will we see in the Beta?
Each year Sports Interactive finds ways to keep the game so refreshing, which is why fans get hooked.
So far, there has been no new information on additions to the game, although fans are hoping for more player faces to be included in the game, a higher number of licensed teams, as well as an update to the 90s feeling match day engine.