07 Jul 2021 4:10 PM +00:00

Pre Order Football Manager 2022 - The Countdown Is On

With only a few days left of the Euros the end of the footballing season is coming to a close, but we're not going to let that get us down.

Now is a time for excitement, as the close of one season sees the start of a new, and Football Manager 2022 is just around the corner - and on Next-Gen!

Keep your eyes peeled for potential signings and wonderkids, and start building that dream team in your head now.

Find out everything you need to know about the release below.

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Release Date

We were made to wait until Tuesday, 24 November for Football Manager 21, a later release from previous editions.

We expect to see FM22 released around the Tuesday, 16 November, but that won't stop us from hoping for an earlier date, potentially even the end of October!

Beta

Let's not forget that pre-ordering FM lets you play the Beta two weeks early, so we'll be on it even earlier than the official release date.

Price

We can't say for sure, but there is no reason to believe there will be any change in price from last year. With that in mind expect a cost of £39.99 / $49.99 on Steam, £29.99 / $39.99 on Xbox and Nintendo Switch and £8.99 / $8.99 on Mobile.

There was a discount available on Steam pre-orders last year, for £35.99, and we could see that again, as well as on other platforms.

Platforms

Sorry Sony users, but it looks doubtful FM22 will be available to you, unless the company have done some real begging. Their disinterest in the past compared to Xbox's courting hasn't put them in good stead.

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As usual the game will predominantly be played on PC and Mac, but is also expected out on Xbox again, Nintendo Switch, and as a mobile version on iOS and Android.

New Features

Everything is still very much under wraps so far as new content is concerned. A trailer is expected to come out in October, so until then we can only speculate.

It will be interesting to see if any new features come in to accompany the Next-Gen console, or if focus is kept with the mainly PC/Mac user base.

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Magic Midfield

Struggling to get the best out of your current midfield on FM21? Not to fear, as help has come.

Looking at the differences between a well-balanced three-man midfield and a two-man holding, two managers take on the K-League and put their alternate tactics to the test.

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