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What we know about Football Manager 2022

Officially confirmed news and answers to frequently asked questions about the upcoming release of FM 2022.

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Football Manager 2022 was announced on September 9th, not unveiling any new features as expected. There are certain facts we already knew before that and some others within the announcement.

On this page, we're listing all officially confirmed facts alongside estimates of what we can expect and when. This way you can be easily checking everything we know about Football Manager 2022 during the pre-release period.

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

FM 2022 Release Dates

  • FM22 out in early November, specifically on the 9th.

  • FM 22, FM22 Xbox and FM22 Mobile will all be released simultaneously.

  • FM21 Beta version will be made available roughly two weeks prior to the official release date. October 27th is a possible date.

  • The free FM2022 Demo is expected on the same day as the final game release.

  • Details for FM 2022 Touch, including the Nintendo Switch flavour, are coming soon.

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Timeline of official FM22 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
mid August (estimate)
UI feature complete
late August (estimate)
Art complete
mid September (estimate)
Start taking screens/videos
late September onward
Feature announce
late September
Beta release
27 October (estimate)
Estimates are based on what happened last year.

FM22 Trailer

News between announce day and feature reveals

  • Early beta access will unlock circa 2 weeks before release.
    September 9th / Source

  • Xbox edition will be released on day one for the first time.
    September 9th / Source

  • It remains unconfirmed whether FM22 will be released on Google Stadia. It's unlikely, considering what happened last year.
    September 9th / Source

FM22 Announce Day - 9 September 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the new features of FM22?
Sports Interactive won't say because the game is not ready for showing yet. Not all features are final at this point, they’ll begin to showcase new features from late September.

Can my computer run FM22? It runs FM21 no problem.
According to the official product page on Steam store, here are FM22 minimum system requirements. Sports Interactive suggest that if your computer runs FM21 okay, you should be fine with FM22 as the system specs are identical.

When is the Pre-Release Beta?
The pre-release Beta is out approximately two weeks before the final release, so it should unlock around October 26th or so.

What's happening with the Nintendo Switch version?
The game will return to Nintendo Switch. Release details about FM Touch 2022 and its Switch flavour will be released soon.

Will FM22 come to PlayStation?
No, only on Xbox as far as non-handheld consoles go.

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

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