Football Manager 2021 will still be released this year
Football Manager developer Sports Interactive has confirmed that new games will be released this year, but they will arrive “a little later” than planned.
In an update on the official Football Manager website, studio director Miles Jacobson explained that despite the disruptions caused by the team working from home, this year’s entry will still be released. However, some of the features that were planned to be included will not be.
“We’ve been very quiet about future plans throughout this period, but then I never like us to talk about our plans until everything is definitively settled. I know that frustrates some of our fans, but it’s a policy that’s worked well for us in the 25+ years we’ve been making games,” Jacobson wrote.
“What I can confirm today is that, despite all the problems going on in the world, there will be new Football Manager games released later this year. They will be delivered a little later than we’d originally planned, but they’ll have exceptionally strong feature sets… albeit different to those we thought we’d settled on back in January when I completed my ‘dream feature set’.
According to Jacobson, this year’s Football Manager games, which are presumably Football Manager 2021 and Football Manager 2021 Touch, will be available on “more platforms,” suggesting that we could be getting Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.
“Our games will be on more platforms and available on more stores than ever before when they’re released later this year but, with regards to features and release dates, it’s a little too early for us to talk about the specifics right now,” he added. “Please cut us a little bit of slack and rest assured that we will once again deliver a set of games that provide hundreds of hours of entertainment and remain the best value for money on the market – and something to help you escape from the real world at the moment, at least for a while.”
Football Manager 2020 is available now on PC, while the more streamlined Football Manager Touch is on PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.
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