Football Manager 2021 (FM21), the latest game within the popular Football Manager series of games from Sports Interactive, is out today. FM21 Mobile is also out today; with the game available to download on IOS and Android; with Football Manager Touch (on Epic, Steam, Nintendo Switch iOS and Android) also available today. However, if you want to play FM21 on Xbox, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. FM21 Xbox Edition will be released on December 1 for Xbox One; and the forthcoming next generation of Xbox consoles, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X; and you pay just once to play across the Xbox ecosystem. FM (Football Manager) is returning to the Xbox platform for the first time since 2007.
Despite 2020 bringing more challenges for Sports Interactive, they have still managed to include a number of new features and improvements within FM21, including the addition of xG, improved graphics, more variation in conversations, improved Match Engine, new staff roles, Recruitment Meetings and much more. And of course, the data has been updated for players, staff and clubs all over the world.
FM21 will also feature the impact of Covid-19 in their virtual world, to recreate real-life impacts. Players who start a new career mode save will experience later league start dates, a more difficult transfer market and club finances will be worse. But, the actual virus will not be included within the new game, and from season two of your virtual save, the world should return to ‘normal’, or as close as possible!
Football Manager (FM) is the world’s leading football management simulation title.
The Football Manager database currently contains data on more than 800,000 individuals and 45,000 active clubs; with data sourced from their international on the ground scouting network which numbers roughly 1,000 people; among their ranks are some who are involved in football in professional capacities, including scouts and coaches.
In addition, each annual iteration of Football Manager has built-in algorithms which check for outliers and data discrepancies. Data accuracy is further ensured by input from contributors who are active; within the professional game (players, agents etc.) who provide regular feedback.