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What we know about Football Manager 2018

Officially confirmed news and answers to frequently asked questions about the upcoming release of FM 2018. Updated September 30th.

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News - What we know about Football Manager 2018
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 2018 during the pre-release period.

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

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FM 2018 Release Dates

  • FM18 out on November 10th!

  • FM 18, FM Touch 18 and FM Mobile 18 all out on the same day for the first time ever.

  • FM18 & FMT18 Beta versions will be made available at least two weeks prior to the official release date. October 27th is a possible date.

  • The free FM2018 Demo is expected on the same day (Nov 10th) as the full game.

Timeline of official FM18 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.


Gameplay feature complete
15-18 August
UI feature complete
18 August
Art complete
15 September
Start taking screens/videos
15 September onward
Feature announce
29 September
Beta release
End of October

FM18 Features Video - 29 September 2017

Football Manager 2018 Features Video
Football Manager 2018 Screenshots
Football Manager 2018 New Features

Feature Reveals

Graphical representation of the biggest spending clubs and leagues during the transfer window.
1 September 2017 - Source

More contextual social posts mean fans will have their say when a player moves to a rival club.
31 August 2017 - Source

Fans will react differently on social media to loan signings compared with permanent signings.
31 August 2017 - Source

You can reject or accept all offers for a player straight from your inbox.
31 August 2017 - Source

FM18 Announce Day - 15 August 2017


FM19-FM22 confirmed because of a licensing deal with Bundesliga. Therefore FM18 is naturally confirmed as well.
18 July 2017 - Source

Miles Jacobson started working on FM18.
March 2016 - Source

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the new features of FM18?
Sports Interactive won't say because the game is not ready for showing yet. According to their schedule, feature announcements (alongside screenshots and videos of the new game) are to be expected towards the end of September.

Can my computer run FM18? It runs FM17 no problem.
According to the official product page on Steam store, here are FM18 minimum system requirements. Sports Interactive suggest that if your computer runs FM17 okay, you should be fine with FM18; you'll just need more hard drive space available (at least 7 GB).

Can you play FM Touch 2018 on the Apple iPad?
Still unknown. Sports Interactive haven't released a list of compatible devices yet.

Will FM18 come to PlayStation or XBOX?
No. Sports Interactive have ruled out a possible return to console games for the foreseeable future.

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

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