What We Know about the Upcoming Football Manager 2019

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Football Manager has emerged as one of the most popular video games available, pulling a lot of weight in the digital market alongside games like FIFA and PES. As the year approaches its end, every developer gets to introduce a new version of their product to keep we gamers engaged. Sports Interactive is part of these developers that haven’t seized to impress us with a new version of their product, being Football Manager. However, with the sound of the new version hitting the ears, here’s what we know about the upcoming Football Manager 2019 so far.

New cover for the FM19 game.

Official Release Date

Sports Interactive (SI), in collaboration with its publisher, Sega, has made a tradition which sees the new series of the game surface between October and November. But starting from FM15 to FM18, SI has used November consistently as their release period. And it seems it’s going to continue that way.

In August 6, 2018, SI introduced a trailer, which depicts that FM19 will be released in November 2, 2018. However, the same day, FM19 Touch and FM19 Mobile will be release alongside with the PC version of the game.

For the Beta version of FM19, it will roughly come out 2 weeks before the official release date (which may be on 17th or 19th October 2018).

Price

According to Miles Jacobson, Football Manager 2019 price is up to retailers. He wrote this on his twitter handle when asked about the new series.

With that noted, Steam has put up a price tag of US$44.99 (£ 34.80) as pre-order price for the game. Therefore, if you pre-order now, you save 10% of US$49.99 (£38.67). This means that the price at which Steam sold FM last year is roughly the same this year.

On Amazon UK, the price is £34.99; unavailable on Amazon US for now.

Other discount packages may emerge later, as it happened last year. But, such packages haven’t been confirmed yet. We hope it does happen.

Available Platforms

Football Manager 2019 will be available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. Due to the poor results of last year’s sales on the Linux platform, FM19 won’t be available on Linux.

However, the game won’t support Windows Vita anymore. And it will require the latest update of Windows 10. For macOS, macOS 10.10.5 is the oldest version available.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for Football Manager 2019, according to Steam, are as follows:

Minimum For Windows Platform:

OS: Windows 7 (SP1), 8/8.1, 10 (1803/April 2018 Update) – 64-bit or 32-bit

Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core or AMD Athlon – 2.2 GHz +

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM

DirectX: Version 9.0c

Storage: 7 GB available space

Minimum For macOS Platform:

OS: 10.10.5, 10.11.6, 10.12.5, 10.13.5, 10.14 – 64-bit

Processor: Intel Core 2 – 1.8 GHz +

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM

Storage: 7 GB available space

Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1

Please note: Your PC specifications should be exactly or greater than these requirements mentioned; in order to play the game smoothly. Lower than these requirements may cause excessive lags or game crash.

New Features

The new features for FM19 haven’t been disclosed yet. Nevertheless, the announcement of the features will commence at the end of September, according to Miles.

Bundesliga Licencing

Moreover, SI has secured the German Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 licencing. This means that all the clubs in these two leagues will bear their official names and logos in the upcoming FM19. It’s also very likely that the face-packs of the players in these leagues will be present.

How the names will look like in FM19

In addition, FM19 will feature a total of 26-fully licenced leagues from 11 countries.

Women Football

Well, fans have suggested that women football should be included in the game. But, SI hasn’t really confirmed FM19 will carry this feature. We know it’s a possibility but we aren’t sure yet if this new version will feature a section of the women football association. Though, we think it will be a good idea to see such feature; at least our female folks will also get the best feel of the game.

Politics in the Game

Nowadays, real life politics are now paving way into the game. We saw the inclusion of Brexit in FM18. This, however, had some effect in the game’s English Premier League. The rules changed. Each Club in the league has the ability to sign only 17 foreign players, with the work permit ineffective. This situation will also feature in FM19.

New rules after Brexit

Now, the debate is whether the Catalan Independence will happen or not. It’s a possibility that Catalonia will split from Spain. But unlike Brexit, Catalonia split or let’s say “Caexit” doesn’t have a trigger date yet. Therefore, it’s unlikely that FM19 will carry this situation. Though we still have to wait for SI to officially announce the new features.

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