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Football Manager 2022: Release date, new features, price, full game & devices

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Everything you need to know about the unrivalled management simulation game, including what’s new this year

Football Manager 2022 will be coming to screens across the world this November as the latest edition gets ready to launch.

Last year’s title – Football Manager 2021 – proved typically popular (with over 446 million matches played since launch) and the excitement is building ahead of the release of the new game. 

So if you’re considering getting the game, wondering what’s new and just generally curios, Goal brings you all you need to know!

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  1. What is the Football Manager 2022 release date?
  2. How much will Football Manager 2022 cost?
  3. What devices will Football Manager 2022 be on?
  4. What new features will Football Manager 2022 have?
  5. Football Manager 2022 trailer

What is the Football Manager 2022 release date?

November 9, 2021 is the release date for Football Manager 2022. The date was confirmed on September 9.

That means it will be available to buy and play in time for the busy holiday and Christmas period, so those who want the game can include it on their lists.

Early Access is available to those who pre-purchase the game and that means the game will be available to play approximately two weeks before the official launch date – around October 26.

The launch date has reverted to the customary early November time. Last year, the launch of Football Manager 2021 was delayed until the end of the November.

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How much will Football Manager 2022 cost?

Edition UK price US price
Football Manager 2022 £39.99 (£36*) $54.99 ($49.50*)
Football Manager 2022 Xbox TBC TBC
Football Manager 2022 Touch TBC TBC
Football Manager 2022 Mobile TBC TBC

Football Manager 2022 is priced at £39.99 in the UK and $54.99  in the U.S.

However, a 10 per cent reduction* applies if you wish to pre-purchase the game, meaning it will cost £36 or $49.50 .

The game is available to buy as a PC or Mac download via Epic or Steam  and the official Sega store , as well as the Microsoft store

Football Manager 2022 Xbox edition and Football Manager 2022 Touch will be considerably cheaper than the full game.

Football Manager 2021 Xbox was priced at £29.99 in the UK and $39.99 in the U.S., while Football Manager 2021 Touch cost £21.99 or $29.99.

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What devices will Football Manager 2022 be on?

Football Manager 2022 will be available to play on PC, Mac, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and mobile devices.

The Xbox edition of Football Manager 2022 will launch on the same date as the PC/Mac version, as will FM22 Mobile.

Football Manager 2022 Touch will also be available to play on the Nintendo Switch.

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What new features will Football Manager 2022 have?

New features on Football Manager 2022 will be revealed in “late September” per the official website.

Last year, Football Manager 2021 saw a number of fresh additions, including xG data and match analysis, and Football Manager 2022 will no doubt aim to satisfy some desires.

Transfer system changes

Football Manager Studio Director Miles Jacobson has indicated that there will be more changes to the game’s transfer system in order to reflect the financial realities that have arisen out of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

“Many more clubs than normal will start the game with much smaller budgets available or still being in the position of having to try to sell players (as they still find themselves in real life),” Jacobson wrote in a September blog post. “Others will be struggling to reduce their squad sizes and wage bills.”

Graphics

With each iteration of Football Manager, efforts have been made to improve the gameplay graphics and that will be no different for Football Manager 2022.

Last year, the match UI (User Interface) was redesigned to improve lighting and actions of the match display. We can expect more upgrades to the simulation in FM22.

Leagues & licensing

There will be an update to the licensing in Football Manager 2022, with full details set to be confirmed in late September.

One notable change is the absence of ‘Manchester United’ from the game following a trademark dispute between the Premier League club and Sega.

For the first time in the history of the game, the Old Trafford team will be known as ‘Manchester UFC’ or ‘Man UFC’ instead of their official name.

A tweet from the official Football Manager account in August 2021 read: “From FM22 onwards, the Manchester United football club will be named ‘Manchester UFC’ or ‘Man UFC’.

“These name changes have been made purely to settle the dispute on a no admissions basis.”