Football Manager 2023: EVERYTHING you need to know about this year's game

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Whilst it may only feel like Football Manager 2022 has just arrived, you can be certain that Football Manager 2023 is just around the corner.

With that in mind, we want to take a look at some of the brand new features that could be included in this year's game, as well as taking a look at some of the superstar wonderkids that could be about to rip things up in FM23.

Football Manager 2023 Release Date

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Whilst there is no current confirmed release date for Football Manager 2023, we are expecting the game to launch at a similar time to FM22.

Football Manager 2022 released on 8 November 2021, and we are expecting FM23 to follow in these footsteps with an early-November release date.

Football Manager 2023 Wonderkids

Wonderkids are the heart and soul of any good save in Football Manager, and we've got you covered for the latest hotshot prospects revealed in this year's game.

With some brand new stars bursting onto the scene this year, you can be certain that some brand new names will be gunning for the wonderkid crown in Football Manager 2023.

Check below for our full list of Football Manager 2022 wonderkids, as you can be certain that many of these names will be back for another spell of dominance in FM23.

READ - Football Manager 2022 Wonderkids

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Beta

As ever, Football Manager 2023 will almost certainly include a Beta version of the game, giving gaffers the chance to test the game before full release.

The Football Manager 2023 Beta will likely arrive two weeks before the game's full release, with a late October release date slated.

Platforms

Football Manager 2022 was available on more platforms than ever last year, with FM22 Xbox arriving in style.

PC is what most of you will play on, with the title available on Windows and macOS via Steam.

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BETTER THAN EVER - Football Manager 2023 will launch across multiple platforms

In December 2020 we saw the arrival of the handheld version for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch - as well as the full game returning to Xbox consoles for the first time since 2007.

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Price

FM22 cost £39.99 / $54.99 from the Epic Games or Steam stores, with 10% off for those who pre-purchase (taking it to £36.00 / $49.50).

We expect FM23 to have a similar price range, with a discount offer once again likely to be available to those who pre-order the game.

We expect the Mobile version to cost £8.99 / $8.99.

Licences

The Football Manager franchise doesn't languish behind other football games when it comes to licences.

With the Russian Leagues' inclusion in the game still up in the air, here's what we are expecting to see in Football Manager 2023

Australia 

  • A-League
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Croatia

  • Dinamo Zagreb ONLY

Denmark

  •  Superliga
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England 

  • EFL Championship
  • EFL League One
  • EFL League Two
  • EFL Cup
  • EFL Trophy
  • National League (including North and South)
  • Watford
  • Hashtag United (non-playable)
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France 

  • LFP Ligue 1
  • LFP Ligue 2

Germany 

  • Bundesliga
  • 2. Bundesliga
  • 3. LigaSupercup
  • DFB 3. Liga
  • DFB-Pokal
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Gibraltar

  • Gibraltar National League (post-release)
  • National Team

Italy

  • Benevento
  • Bologna
  • Cagliari
  • Crotone
  • Chievo Verona
  • Empoli
  • Fiorentina
  • Genoa
  • Inter Milan
  • Lazio
  • Lecce
  • AC Milan
  • Napoli
  • Parma
  • Roma
  • Sampdoria
  • Sassuolo
  • SPAL
  • Spezia
  • Torino
  • Udinese
  • Hellas Verona
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Netherlands 

  • Eredivisie
  • Eerste Divisie
  • National Team
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Northern Ireland

  • Northern Ireland Premiership
  • Northern Ireland Championship
  • Intermediate League
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Poland 

  • Ekstraklasa

Scotland

  • Scottish Premiership
  • Scottish Championship
  • Scottish League One
  • Scottish League Two
  • Scottish League Cup
  • Scottish Challenge Cup
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South Korea

  • K League 1
  • K League 2

USA 

  • MLS (including new franchises Austin FC and Charlotte FC)
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Wales 

  • Cymru Premier
  • Cymru North
  • Cymru South
  • Cymru Cup
  • Cymru League Cup
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With the ever-changing landscape of football gaming licenses set to bite FM23, we could see a change in some of the divisions included, but we are still expecting this year's offering to be more immersive than ever.

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Football Manager 2023 New Features

Football Manager 2022 brought us a host of brand new features, and we expect FM23 to bring another round of major upgrades.

Women's Football

Women's football is confirmed to be arriving in Football Manager, we just don't know when.

Football Manager 2023 was mooted as a potential point of arrival for the women's game, but we'll have to wait and see if that comes to fruition.

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GAME CHANGER - Women's football will arrive in the coming years

Integrating women's football into the database will take some time, with discussions with women's leagues around the world commencing.

Check out our interview with two of the team at Football Manager here.

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Enhanced Gameplay

Football Manager 2022 took things to a new level, and we are fully expecting FM23 to follow in its predecessor's footsteps

In a recent interview conducted with FM's gameplay development team, we were told that FM22's gameplay improvements were only the start, so we are anticipating big things for Football Manager 2023.