Back in September we announced for the second successive year our latest release, Football Manager 2023, would be available on November 8 and included Day One with PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass. We’re buzzing with anticipation and we’re sure you are as well.
Should you want to kick-off your FM23 career on PC earlier than November 8, you can pre-purchase the game now from the Microsoft Store to own the game and receive Early Access, which is typically available about two weeks prior to full release.
Before then, we’re here to give you a taste of what’s to come in both FM23 and FM23 Console by delving into the new features, game upgrades, and licensing updates that’ll make this year one to remember.
Don’t Just Meet Expectations – Crush Them
The world’s favorite sports management simulation, Football Manager delivers the closest experience to stepping into the hotseat at an elite club for real. The world of professional football has been carefully modelled, enabling you to chase your dreams and write your own football story. Whether you’re developing title-winning tactics or recruiting the best Wonderkids on the market, you’re making key decisions in the moments that matter most.
In FM23, new tools thrust you closer to the heart of the beautiful game than ever before. Not only will you be challenged with building a squad capable of fighting for football’s biggest prizes, but you’ll also have to navigate the demands and expectations of both your owners and your fans.
Formerly titled the Xbox edition, FM23 Console is a bespoke version of the desktop classic zoning in on football’s most important areas – the transfer market, the tactics board, and the pitch. Whether you’re chasing promotions, winning titles, or dominating your friends online, you’re empowered to play the beautiful game your way.
Tailored to work across the Xbox ecosystem, FM23 Console maximizes the capabilities of the Xbox Controller and harnesses the power of Xbox Play Anywhere technology, allowing you to transfer your progress between your console and Windows PC using the same Xbox Live profile. If you’re playing on Xbox Series X|S, you’ll also benefit from stunning 4K visuals.
New Features for a New Campaign
This year, we’ve placed a real emphasis on reflecting on the insights we’ve gleaned from close relationships within the real world of football to make FM23 the most true-to-life experience yet. Our Recruitment revamp has been powered by an understanding of how clubs execute their planning, scouting, and transfers over multiple seasons. Our Tactical Instructions have been freshly aligned with terminology from modern football analysis and our Supporter Confidence system reflects the growing importance of fans to managerial security. We’ve also introduced hundreds more features that advance our everlasting pursuit of creating complete football authenticity.
A key area of change across both FM23 and FM23 Console is in the Match Engine. We’ve furthered last year’s work on animations, with new technology allowing us to not only improve the quality of the animations, but also the way they’re blended together. A number of player roles have been adapted, with Wingers now consistently offering more width and Advanced Playmakers pushed higher up into the half-spaces to contribute to build-up play. AI Managers are now smarter than ever, with an extensive rewrite of their logic enabling them to evaluate every facet of a match and create more nuanced tactical battles with you. We’ve simplified a number of our tactical instructions in order to make them more accessible. In FM23 Console, you’ll notice that matches now have a more ‘hands on’ feel to them, with radial menus, an improved Touchline tablet, and refined User Interface pulling you into the heart of the on-pitch action.
Another new addition for both FM23 and FM23 Console is the Dynamic Manager Timeline. Sharing Football Manager stories is a key part of what makes our community so special, so for this year we wanted to provide a new way of displaying and tracking the achievements and milestones of every career. On the timeline, you’ll see snapshots of various events throughout your career, ranging from title wins to academy players getting their debuts, all in chronological order.
We recently delved into these features and other FM23 additions, such as Supporter Confidence and our Recruitment revamp, in our Headline Feature reveal video, which you can find on the Football Manager YouTube channel.
A long-time request from our community, Team Talks are a new addition to FM23 Console. Make your voice heard at half-time and full-time with a wide range of reactions that allow you to become a difference-maker in every situation.
In FM23 Console, we’ve also introduced a raft of accessibility changes to make this the most engaging edition of Football Manager for the platform yet. Whether you’re an experienced player or a series newcomer, our new onboarding flow ensures you’ll get the right level of detail and responsibilities in every career.
Create the Future
This season it’s all about going bigger than ever. Don’t just build a team, create a dynasty! It’s time to tear it up.
With more than 2,000 clubs across 53 nations available for you to choose from, where will you create the future in Football Manager 2023?
Football Manager 2023 Console
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Football Manager 2023
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