Fed up waiting for pre-season? Budding football managers can now join the Football Manager 2021 Beta on PC.
Anyone who has purchased Football Manager 2021 – from Sega’s lengthy list of approved retailers – can now launch the game’s PC and Mac beta from within Steam or the Epic Game Store.
Developer Sports Interactive says the beta is a near-complete build of the game, but it may include occasional bugs. If you discover a problem, a handy ‘Report Bug’ button is found on the in-game sidebar. (The fact I can not get West Ham Utd. to win the Premier League is a long-standing bug that I dearly hope is fixed this year…)
Online play is also enabled, but access to the Steam Workshop and in-game editor is restricted until the game’s official launch on November 24, 2020. All progress will transfer over to the final game.
This year’s iteration of Football Manager features a slew of new gameplay systems and analytics designed to create a more realistic experience. Visual enhancements also promise to improve match-day feel and there more pre and post-match events to tinker with.
If you want to join in the fun, you can pre-purchase the game on Mac or PC before its full release to get Beta access, and a 10% discount to boot.
Special delivery for you
If you want to keep on top of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Mortal Kombat franchise sells 73 million units on console
Warner Bros. Games reveals some impressive sales numbers for Mortal Kombat 11 and the franchise as a whole.
New PlayStation Store releases for July 26-30, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and Neo: The World Ends with You headline a busy week of new PlayStation Store releases for...
Nintendo Switch releases for July 26-30, 2021
NEO: The World Ends With You and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop...
New Xbox releases for July 26-30, 2021
Microsoft Flight Simulator and The Ascent headline the list of new games coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Battlefield 2042 beta set for September
Players can try out Battlefield 2042 this September ahead of an October launch.
Mario Golf: Super Rush review
Mayhem and mushrooms make Mario Golf: Super Rush another multiplayer delight for the Nintendo Switch.
Dead Space, Battlefield Portal and everything else at EA Play Live
Have you got those post-E3 blues? EA Play Live has you covered with a short presentation that packed a punch.
More great games join Xbox Game Pass from today
Microsoft Flight Simulator and Cris Tales are among the games joining Xbox Game Pass this month.