This season’s edition of Sports Interactive’s Football Manager series will launch on November 4, 2016.
Published by SEGA, Football Manager 2017 looks to consolidate its table-topping form with further evolution of its renowned tactical gameplay, with all of its jubilant pay-offs and inevitable, heart-breaking, cup final defeats.
The super-popular management sim continues to fill the stands with a 24-hour peak player total of nearly 45,000 — that’s more than Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3 combined (according to SteamSpy via SteamDB).
If you pre-purchase FM 2017 on PC, Mac, or Linux, Sports Interactive are adding Football Manager Touch 2017 to the deal — the “lite” version designed to be more “streamlined” by focusing on swapping players and winning matches — as well as entry to an “early-access beta” two weeks before the scheduled release date.
No new features have been announced yet, so it might be a good idea to hold off on that pre-purchase for now — but then again, barring any massive technical malfunctions, Sports Interactive have produced the goods in the past.
More details have been promised in the run up to the aforementioned beta, as well as news on the mobile version of the game.