FM 2013 release date announced, plus a pre-order incentive!
written by Johnny Karp
Hi guys, it’s there: Football Manager 2013 will be out on November 2nd, just after midnight GMT. Here is the official announcement from Miles Jacobson:
I’m really excited to be able to announce that the release date for Football Manager 2013 on PC & Mac will be Friday November 2nd at 00.01 GMT – that’ll be the time we’ll turn on the Steam servers to allow people to start playing the game.
This year we also have a very special reward for those people who have pre-ordered the game from participating retailers – you’ll actually get to play a version of the game 2 weeks upfront.
So, 2 weeks before release those who have pre-ordered (from participating retailers, which I’ll have to repeat every time for legally type reasons) you’ll be able to download a beta version of the game which will be very close to the final game, and play to your hearts’ content. The beta will include FM, classic mode & challenges, but will not include the network game.
This beta version will be playable until Monday November 5th, so if your game doesn’t turn up until Monday’s post, you’ll still be able to play, but you’ll need to install the finished game after that point.
Saved games will be compatible with the final game.
As an extra special bonus, people who buy FIFA13 (PS3 & Xbox 360) from GAME retail outlets in the UK and pre-order FM13 from them at the same time will get a voucher for £5 off the retail price of FM13 on its release. This offer is only available til the shops close on Monday 1st October.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
In case you were wondering if you can buy the game through our site, offering us some help, and still get that brilliant incentive, the answer is yes! Get FM 2013 through this link and enjoy all the benefits, plus a discount of more than 30%!
Moreover, I can now confirm that all of you who have already pre-ordered the game through our store will get the beta on October 19th! In fact, you will receive your download link and your activation code on the on the 10/19/2012 at 00:01.
Our distributor, DLGamer, informed me that all of those who pre-order or have pre-ordered from our Games Store will receive the serial keys two days prior to the beta live date. Then, when it goes live, you will be able to download the beta through Steam.
Happy days :)
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