London, England – October 18th 2018 – SEGA Europe Ltd. and Sports Interactive are excited to announce the moment that Football Manager fans have been waiting for is almost here… the pre-release public Beta of Football Manager 19 is available later today on PC and Mac. Anyone who has pre-purchased FM19 from a SEGA approved digital retailer can now log into Steam and launch the Beta from their Steam library. It’s not too late to get access to the pre-release Beta either. Anyone who pre-purchases FM19 between now and the game’s release on Friday, November 2nd from a participating digital retailer will immediately see the Beta added to their Steam library.
The pre-release Beta is a near complete (but not final) version of the game, so players may encounter some bugs and issues. Online play is enabled, but there will be no access to the Steam Workshop or either the pre-game or in-game editors until the game’s full release on November 2nd. With major revamps to training and tactics alongside a debut for the Bundesliga license and a brand-new look, FM19 promises to be the greatest release in the series’ history. What’s more, careers that are started on the pre-release Beta can be carried over into the full release.
For further information, please check out the updated FM website.
About Sports Interactive
Sports Interactive are the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games based in London, there are now over 100 full-time people in the team. Brothers Paul & Oliver Collyer released their first management game in 1992 before founding Sports Interactive in 1994. The SI team is expanded by more than 1,300 researchers across the world whose research makes up the world largest football database, as well as a contracted QA team on-site, and over 100 offsite beta testers. The studio is currently working hard on new iterations of the Football Manager, Football Manager Touch and Football Manager Mobile series 20+ years after the first football management release from Oliver and Paul.