Sports Interactive and SEGA, the developer and publisher behind the best-selling Football Manager series, have announced the release date for this year’s videogame. Football Manager 2013 will be released across the world this November, simultaneously for PC and Mac formats.
For those fans who can’t wait until then, there’s even better news. Anyone who pre-orders this year’s videogame through a participating retail partner will be rewarded with something almost priceless: early access to a fully-playable version of the videogame. Any fan who pre-orders Football Manager 2013 – either boxed or as a digital download – will receive a unique code giving access to a pre-release, single-player ‘Beta’ version of the videogame around fourteen days prior to the official launch date.
“Our fans are very good at letting us know what they want and the one thing that’s consistently at the top of their wish list is an earlier release date,” says Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson. “While we can’t, strictly speaking, offer them exactly what they want, this Beta version is the next best thing… a fully playable Football Manager they can get their hands on around two weeks before the finished game hits the streets.”
The Beta version of Football Manager 13 will give access to most of the forthcoming game’s features, including the all-new Football Manager Classic mode and the short-term Challenges. The Beta version will remain fully functional until Monday, November 5th, after which it will no longer be playable. However, the Beta version’s saved games will be fully compatible with the final release, so none of the player’s progress over the pre-release period will be lost.
Football Manager 2013 will be published by SEGA for Windows PC and Mac on 2nd November 2012. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Football Manager 2013 and other forthcoming titles from SEGA.