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FM14 Beta Explained

Pre-Purchase Football Manager 2014 from our store to receive access to the beta version 2 weeks before the game releases!

By on Aug 24, 2013   12602 views   3 comments
News - FM14 Beta Explained
We are happy to announce that the pre-order for the digital edition of Football Manager 2014 (PC, Mac and Linux) has started on our official store.

Following the success of last year's pre-order reward, Sports Interactive decided to repeat the offer. So there's a very special reward for people who pre-purchase the game from our store – you'll actually get access to the beta version of the game 2 weeks upfront.

So what are you waiting for?
Pre-Purchase FM14 from to receive your special reward 2 weeks before the game releases!

What is this beta version?

  • Beta version will be very close to the final game and will include FM, classic mode and challenges, but will not include the network game.

  • Saved games will be compatible with the final game.

  • The game won't automatically update to the final release version on the official release date. You will get 2 activation codes in the email: 1 for beta and 1 for final.

FM14 Pre-Order Explained

What exactly is the FM14 pre-order?
Anyone who pre-orders (or pre-purchases) the game through our official store will be given a beta key which will allow early access to the game. The early access period will be around 2 weeks – so allowing people who pre-order to start playing the beta game two weeks before its actual release as a product.

What do I get from you when I pre-order?
Your code will be sent to you electronically via e mail.

How will I know when I can access it?
We expect the early access to be available 2 weeks prior to the actual release date of the game. Keep checking our news homepage to keep up to date with both release date information, and information about the live date for early access.

How do I access the beta?
To access the beta you will need the unique code sent to you electronically from our official store. All emailed codes come with instructions on how to access the beta. You will need your unique code and internet access in order to begin the install.

How long does the beta code take to install?
This will very much depend on your internet connection speed. For example with an average speed of 2mb/s it should take 20 minutes. Please note however this is only a guide and it will vary.

How much space will the beta code take up on my PC/Mac/Linux?
Around 2gb of hard drive space will be required to install the beta code.

What happens when the game is released?
Your game will automatically update from beta to final version on the launch day.

What happens to my beta game post release?
Your beta game will remain as a saved game and you'll be able to continue playing post release.

Can I play all game modes in the beta?
The career mode, and new Classic mode including Challenge mode will all be playable in the beta. However it is not the full and final version, so some elements will not be activated until the final version.

How much does it cost?

The price is set to £34.95 for Europe. If you live outside Europe, you will get a new price of just £30.39 due to the tax-free policy of our digital distributor for non-EU countries.

The screenshots below showcase how the price changes from £34.95 to £30.39 for non-EU residents.

Step 1: Click the "Pre-Order Now" button on our FM14 product page to be taken to the shopping cart. Then hit the "Start Secure Checkout" button.

Step 2: Fill out the required contact details and click the "Validate" button.

Step 3: Before choosing your payment method, you will get the updated price.

Cheaper than the official Steam store
No matter what your local currency is, the price will remain the same and your currency will be automatically converted to English pounds at the time of payment.
For example if you live in a country where EUR is the local currency, you'll be charged the equivalent of £34.95 in EUR (should be €40.75) and so on.
At any case, the price you get on our store is actually cheaper compared to the official Steam store which has different prices for UK, Europe and rest of the world.
UK: Our price £34.95 - Steam store £34.99
Europe: Our price £34.95 (or €40.75) - Steam store €49.99
Rest of the world: Our price £30.39 ($47.35) - Steam store $49.99

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Discussion: FM14 Beta Explained

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • Stocke's avatar
    Thanks for the information.
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Page Author Staff7 years ago
    @Pixel: Lie about what? Actually if you live outside Europe, the price you will get from our store (after filling out personal details and before choosing payment method) will be £30.39 due to tax-free policy.

    * I updated the article to include a "How much does it cost?" chapter, which explains how the prices changes from £34.95 to £30.39 for non-EU residents, plus a quick price comparison check with the official Steam store for different regions.
  • Stocke's avatar
    You lie. It's actually $4.50 less expensive than on Steam. (that doesn't mean I still won't buy it from here)
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