PRESS RELEASE 2023-09-12


20th release in FM series highlighted by Japanese debut and arrival on Netflix

Football Manager 2024 | Official Announce Trailer

London, England – 12th September 2023 – The product of two decades of dedication and commitment to a vision of achieving complete football authenticity, Football Manager 2024 debuts globally from November 6th.

The 20th release in Sports Interactive™’s and SEGA®’s iconic franchise also heralds an important milestone for the studio and wider SEGA family as it marks our official debut in Japan.

The brand-new ability to transfer careers* from Football Manager 2023, FM23 Console and FM23 Touch is just one of this year’s headline developments. Many are influenced by the ever-evolving world of football as well as expert insight from new and existing partnerships within the professional game.

In a first for the studio, today’s official announcement trailer concludes with a roadmap previewing all of the key feature drops and reveal dates across our suite of titles. Upgrades to the PC/Mac title, including a Set Pieces refresh and smarter transfers and finances, will be detailed throughout the remainder of September.

Also joining the FM line-up this year is Netflix, the exclusive home of Football Manager 2024 Mobile. Whether they’re an established Football Manager fan or a first-time player, Netflix members around the world will now have access to FM in the same app as their favourite films and TV shows. More detail on the move to Netflix is available on the Football Manager website.

Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson said: “Having seen FM23 hit the incredible, record-breaking milestone of six million players last month, I’m proud to be confirming today the release of Football Manager 2024.

“FM24 is the 20th game in the Football Manager series and it’s a love letter to football. It’s the closing of this chapter of our history and the most complete version we’ve ever produced.

“Having been part of the SEGA family for two decades, the whole team are thrilled to be releasing in Japan and including Japanese language for the first time. That debut, plus the fact more than 230 million people around the world will now have access to our already popular Mobile series through their Netflix memberships, means we’re tremendously excited about the potential for our player base to keep growing.

“Our June Development Update blog showcased the studio’s drive for greater transparency and that continues with our feature roadmap at the end of today’s announcement trailer. Keep your eyes out for those feature blogs, as well as further development updates touching on new partnerships.”

Football Manager 2024 Console is being readied to return for the new season on both Xbox and, following an incredible debut campaign, PlayStation 5. FM24 Console (Xbox), as well as FM24 (PC/Mac), will also both be available once again via Xbox Game Pass. As detailed in our roadmap, the new additions for FM24 Console will be revealed during the week commencing October 23rd.

Football Manager 2024 Touch is also preparing to return to Nintendo Switch™ from November 6th. Further platform information for FM24 Touch will follow in the coming weeks with details on features due to be published in early November.

From today until launch, fans who pre-purchase FM24 (for PC and Mac) and FM24 Console (Xbox and PlayStation 5**), from a SEGA-approved digital retailer*** will receive a 10% discount.

Those pre-purchasing on PC and Mac can kick-off their managerial career ahead of schedule with Early Access to FM24. Early Access will be available via Steam and the Epic Games Store circa two weeks**** prior to the official street date, and single-player careers started in that period can be carried across when the game updates for launch on November 6th.

For more information on the FM24 series on all platforms, visit www.footballmanager.com.
*The ability to transfer save games to FM24 Mobile is not possible at this time.
**On PlayStation, this discount is only available to PlayStation Plus subscribers.
***Early Access is available from SEGA-approved digital retailers only; please check here for an exhaustive list of digital retailers and more details as to what constitutes a SEGA-approved retailer.
****Early Access may go live at different times on different platforms.

About Sports Interactive™:
Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of immersive sports management simulations. Founded in 1994, SI became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. Based in Stratford, East London, the SI team takes on the gaming genre through a diverse array of disciplines powered by more than 290 full-time staff members and support from a large global network comprising roughly 1,400 researchers.. SI is an official partner of many major football clubs, leagues and organisations, including Manchester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LFP, the EFL and the League Managers Association, as well as numerous charities and not for profit organisations. Further information on the studio and its work can be found at www.sigames.com.

About Football Manager™:
Football Manager (FM) is the world’s leading football management simulation title and our iconic, award-winning series has captivated a global pool of players for two decades. FM takes players to the heart of the beautiful game and lets them create their own football story and live out their dreams as manager of their favourite club. With more than 50 of the top footballing nations to manage in and a database of more than 800,000 active players and staff from around the world of football, the game offers an unrivalled simulation experience. The game tasks players with making the key decisions at their club and forces them to responsible for them including transfer recruitment, tactical development and player development. Players must navigate the pressures of modern football by meeting their owner’s objectives and handle both the media and fan scrutiny that comes from performance on Matchday. FM has grown to become more than just a game and is now deeply embedded in the football industry with the FM database now powering the recruitment strategies of professional clubs around the world of football. The game has become an integral part of modern fan culture, shaping the discourse around the professional game. It has been the inspiration for several books, a stand-up comedy show and even a feature-length documentary. For more information on Football Manager, visit footballmanager.com.

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. SEGA wholly owns the video game development studios Two Point Studios, Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, Amplitude Studios, Sports Interactive and HARDlight. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.co.uk

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