Football Manager 2023 Xbox - Everything you need to know about this year's game

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Football Manager 2023 Xbox

Football Manager 2023 on Xbox is proving to be a success once again this year, with the power of management once again brought straight to your console.

Check below for everything you need to know about the Xbox version of Football Manager 2023.

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Football Manager 2023 is out now across PC, Xbox, Switch and Mobile.

Football Manager on the PS5 has been delayed, with no new release date yet revealed.

The game is available to play on Xbox right now and you shouldn't waste any time before getting started in your new career.

READ - Football Manager 2023 Beginner's Guide.

Fresh Features Inbound

Yet more exciting new features have been announced ahead of the release of FM23 on Xbox consoles.

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FM fans will be glad to hear that modern football analysis terminology has been implemented into Tactical Instructions this year.

The introduction of new radial menus and a refined user interface will bring a more hands-on feel to matchdays.

A remodelled Touchline Tablet will now be the go-to place for match stats, player stats, latest scores and tactical advice.

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CHANGE THE GAME - Team talks can alter the momentum of football matches in FM23

Team Talks have also been introduced into the console version for the first time.

You'll be able to motivate your team and influence the dressing room at half-time as well as offer your thoughts after the 90 minutes has been played.

Recruitment Focuses have also been brought into the Xbox edition of FM23.

This will give you all the tools you need to recruit the way you want, allowing you to set more specific conditions for a role that needs to be filled in the side.

These new features combine to create a more active matchday experience as a whole.

For more details on the new features coming to FM23 on Xbox, head here.

Pre-order NOW

There's no time like the present and you can order Football Manager 2023 on both Xbox and Playstation 5 right now!

The game is available to pre-order for £39.99 on both consoles, with the November 8th release date officially confirmed.

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If you're a PlayStation Plus member then you can save 20% when pre-ordering FM23, taking the game down to £31.99.

FM23 Xbox Edition

A version for Microsoft's console will once again be available after successful runs during both FM21 and FM22.

FM23 Xbox will offer a more streamlined version of the full game, giving fans the chance to experience the delights of FM without having to delve deep into some of the more advanced features.

FM23 Xbox Edition release date

Football Manager 2023 will arrive on Xbox on November 8, with a release date now confirmed for the Xbox edition.

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Football Manager 2023 will release on Game Pass on day one.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that allows you to play more than 100 high-quality games for a small monthly fee.

For the first time ever, Football Manager 2023 will also be available to play on the Playstation 5.

Football Manager 2023 New Features

Football Manager 2022 brought us a host of brand new features, and we will see a host of exciting new features arriving in FM23.Squad Planner

The Squad Planner will allow players to rank members of their squad to help visualize strengths and weaknesses, but it also includes players on your shortlist.

FM 23 squad planner
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This offers a new resource where players can plan the immediate future of their club across short-term recruitment as well as current lineups.

New Agent Interactions

Agents have an important role in recruitment, at times helping you capture that needed star and other times being the sole barrier to them.

fm 23 agent options recruitment features

In FM 23, agents will have some new interaction options to better flesh out the recruitment process.

For instance, this year, when asking an agent about their represented players, there will be an option to further negotiate that salary demands are simply out of range for the club. This, among other new options, will let players push back on agent demands and give the process more of a push-and-pull feeling.

AI Managers

Sports Interactive spent "the majority of the cycle" this year working on AI managers. This was accomplished via 1000 scouts analyzing the data points around managers worldwide.

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With this data and plenty of simulations to build on it, the team has looked to better match how managers approach the game for AI squads across tactics, instructions, and more.

Defensive Tactics and AI

It's no secret that the FM fanbase has gravitated toward high presses and fast-paced aggressive football to get the job done.

In FM23, new defensive tactical instructions seek to help remedy the gap between the styles.

FM 23 defensive tactics settings

These new tactics include pressing trap preferences, cross-engagement preferences, and more.

Football Manager 2023 will also include better defensive AI for players, including more intelligent tackling angles and decisions to help defeat and adjust to pressing attackers.

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Fan Influence

A club is nothing without its supporters, and in FM 23, supporters will have more of a say with some unique improvements.

FM 23 supporters feedback gameplay

In FM 23, supporters will have more say over job security for managers and will have flexible levels of patience and passion around a manager's choices (whether tactical or recruitment related). They will also have new feedback fields so it's crystal clear the consensus at any given time.