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What we know about Football Manager 2017

Officially confirmed news and answers to frequently asked questions about the upcoming release of FM 2017. Updated October 11th.

By Updated on Oct 11, 2016   32598 views   7 comments
News - What we know about Football Manager 2017
This page was created for your convenience, aiming to be the go-to place where you can be checking everything we know about Football Manager 2017 during the pre-release period.

I'll keep this summary piece constantly updated, so check back often for new information.

Timeline of official FM17 News

Sports Interactive's studio director Miles Jacobson and the official Football Manager account (both on Twitter) are the 2 sources of verified news about the game. The details below are all originally posted on these 2 Twitter accounts.

FM17 Beta will not be released during the weekend 15-16 October, as Miles clarified.
11 October 2016 - Source

The FM 2017 features video has been scheduled for Thursday at 8pm GMT!
11 October 2016 - Source

The long awaited proper FM17 features video announcement is currently in 1st draft and shall be ready to be released mid week next week. It's going to be quite lengthy (32 minutes).
7 October 2016 - Source 1 / Source 2

Miles Jacobson had announced that a couple more match engine videos would be revealed during the week 3-7 October, but they have been postponed following up on the initial video's mistake that triggered a storm of negative reactions.
7 October 2016 - Source

Football Manager 2017 3D Match Engine Preview.
Extended match highlights of several minutes that showcase FM 2017's improved 3D match engine.
3 October 2016

Football Manager 2017 New Features & Improvements.
We made a list of all the new and improved features we spotted by watching the video and by following the official Twitter account of SI's studio director.
19 September 2016

First Look: FM 2017 Screenshots WIP.
FM 2017 Teaser Trailer revealed.
18 September 2016

Data is officially locked for FM17.
16 September 2016 - Source

First look at FM17 new features scheduled for Sunday, 10 minutes before kick off at Watford v Man Utd.
15 September 2016 - Source

FM 17, FM Mobile 17, FM Touch 17, FM Online... all out this year.
25 August 2016 - Source

New FM17 features will be announced in mid October.
21 August 2016 - Source

FM17 pre-purchase started. With free bonus: early Beta access + FM Touch + DLC
FM17 release date announced and cover art revealed.
17 August 2016 - Source

Everton partner with Football Manager.
11 August 2016 - Source

Watford extends partnership with Football Manager.
9 August 2016 - Source

Another opportunity to be a newgen in FM17.
6 June 2016 - Source

Announced opportunity to be a newgen in FM17.
18 May 2016 - Source

Miles Jacobson started working on FM17.
25 January 2016 - Source

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my computer run FM17? It runs FM16 no problem.
According to the official product page on Steam store, here are FM17 minimum system requirements. However, Sports Interactive insist that these are not the final specs, which should be revealed closer to the time of release. They admit though that if your computer runs FM16 okay, you should be fine with FM17.

Can you play FM 2017 on the Apple iPad Pro?
Still unknown. Sports Interactive haven't released a list of compatible devices yet.

Will FM17 come to PlayStation or XBOX?
No. Sports Interactive have no plans to make console games currently.

If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comment section down below.

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Discussion: What we know about Football Manager 2017

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • cadchee's avatar
    This is the first time that i didn't preorder/order the game too, and i won't do it unless there are going to be drastic changes in the game because they really failed with FM15 and FM16!!
  • Stam's avatar
    @downloadkct: I wouldn't blame you even if they had revealed specific new features. My favorite versions were FM07, FM09 and FM11 (in that order). After FM12 I feel the game is on a decline in terms of enjoyment. Maybe it's just me, but I think SI's efforts to make FM as realistic as possible, led to a more frustrating gaming experience.
  • downloadkct's avatar
    Thats good, this is the first FM i do not preorder/order since fm07 and i wont unless they give us a real NEW feature and not "you have a new line to talk to media - we will call it new feature"
  • Stam's avatar
    There's a change of plans (I'm guessing due to complaints and/or bad numbers for pre-sales). They'll reveal some of the new features this Sunday just before Watford's match.
  • StefanCP's avatar
    Maybe they have something so wonderful that they want to keep the bomb hidden. Hopefully!
  • Stam's avatar
    @Stefan: I know, right? Apparently Sports Interactive won't be revealing anything until mid October.
  • StefanCP's avatar
    The most important thing is not there. The new features.
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