Just in time for the World Cup 2022, the long-awaited Football Manager 2023 is finally here - on select platforms.
Yes, while PC and Xbox players have been enjoying FM 23 for several weeks now (not to mention mobile and Switch players), PS5 fans have been left waiting after the game received a last-minute delay on that platform.
It's a very rare occurrence, but the game is still expected to launch on the next-gen system at some point - so here's everything we know about FM 23, including any news of a PS5 release date.
When was the Football Manager 2023 release date?
Football Manager 2023 was released on most platforms on Tuesday, 8th November 2022.
That's right, Football Manager 2023 is out now. What are you waiting for? Go and bring some much-needed joy to your chosen club already. The game is available on all platforms, but the PS5 version has unfortunately been delayed (more on that below).
What was the Football Manager 2023 release time in the UK?
The Football Manager 2023 release time on PC and Xbox was midnight on Tuesday 8th November 2022.
When is the Football Manager 2023 PS5 release date?
The Football Manager 2023 PS5 release date has been delayed. Sadly, no confirmed release date has been given for the PS5 version of the game.
This is "due to unforeseen complications which have arisen during the submissions and approvals process", according to an official statement.
In the same statement, Miles Jacobson, studio director of Sports Interactive, explained that the development team is "devastated by" the delay and that the team will do "everything in [its] power to get this game into the hands of PS5 gamers" as soon as possible.
We'll of course update this page with PS5 release date information as soon as it's confirmed.
Can I pre-order Football Manager 2023?
It is now too late to pre-order Football Manager 2023, seeing as the game is already out. If you want to buy it, you can find the main version of FM23 on Steam, the Microsoft Store and the Epic Games Store.
The Console Edition can be seen on the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Store. The Touch Edition is on the Nintendo Switch eShop and Apple App Store (Mac), and can also see the Mobile Edition on the Google Play Store (Android phones) and the Apple App Store (iPhone).
However, you still cannot pre-order the PS5 version of FM 23, after earlier pre-orders were cancelled.
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- FM23 tactics - the best formations
- FM23 new features - what's changed this season?
Was there early access for Football Manager 2023?
Yes, there was an FM 23 early access period for PC players to make the most of. In fact, the FM 23 beta has already happened and you can click that link to learn more about it.
This demo period was available to players who pre-purchased, of course. The FM 23 Early Access was available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Which consoles and platforms can play Football Manager 2023?
Football Manager 2023 is available on basically every major gaming platform, albeit in several different versions.
PC players get to choose between the main version of Football Manager 2023, as will players on Mac.
Players on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One get to access the Football Manager 2023 Console Edition.
Players on Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch can access Football Manager 2023 Touch. The Apple Arcade version works across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
Players on iPhones can also access Football Manager 2023 Mobile, as can people on Android devices.
Following Football Manager's grand return to Xbox a few years, ago, Football Manager 2023 also launched on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for PC and console.
Football Manager 2023 gameplay details
"FM23 thrusts fans closer to every aspect of the beautiful game," the official description teases, "from the supporters filling the stands to scouts, players, opposition managers and newly-licensed competitions like the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League."
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Is there a Football Manager 2023 trailer?
Yes, there is indeed a trailer for Football Manager 2023. Feast your eyes on this and start thinking about taking your most managerial-looking suit to the dry cleaners.
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