Football Manager 2023 had been scheduled to makes its PlayStation home console debut on PS5 late last year, but was delayed at the last minute due to a certification issue. Ever since then, the uber-popular soccer team building title has been hanging out in the locker room – but it’ll finally kick off on Sony’s new-gen console from 1st February.
The latest entry in the series, which is a phenomenon in Europe, will be available with a 20 per cent discount for PS Plus members until 15:00 GMT on 14th February. “We’re delighted with today’s update that we’re finally going to be able to get Football Manager 2023 into the hands of PS5 gamers,” said developer Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson. “Since the initial delay, the team and our colleagues at SEGA have worked tirelessly with Sony to overcome the issues and we’re pleased to now have a release candidate ready to launch next week.”
The title is launching during the real-world winter transfer window, which sees players switch teams. While the developer admits this is unusual – as it could lead to outdated rosters and lineups on launch day – it’s eager to underline that it’ll deploy a patch promptly to correct this. “Once all the global transfer windows are closed, we will provide a data update for the PS5 edition in line with the updates for all of our other platforms,” Jacobson concluded.