FM 17 Early Beta access is one of the free bonuses you get for pre-purchasing Football Manager 2017 from participating retailers, such as the FMSCOUT Nexway store. Other free bonuses include a gift copy of FM Touch 2017, added DLC and 3 new challenges in challenge mode.
People were asking on social media when is this Beta coming and they'd do it every single day. Miles Jacobson, Sports Interactive studio director, has repeatedly explained 3 things:
- The Beta will be made available at least 2 weeks before November 4th
- The Beta will be released whenever he feels it's ready
- The Beta will NOT be ready before this weekend (15-16 October)
Based on the 3 facts outlined above, it was clear that the Football Manager 2017 Beta would be released next week (17-21 Oct).
UPDATE 9:21 pm GMT, October 17th
Miles Jacobson has announced via his Twitter account that the FM17 Beta will be released on Tuesday, October 18th around 7:20 pm GMT!