Football Manager 2025: New licenses & everything you need to know

Franco Diaz
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Sports Interactive are back in action and have announced the new FM25 with new features that aim to enhance the gameplay experience. Here’s everything we know so far about Football Manager 2025.

Football Manager fans can celebrate once again because Sports Interactive have announced some new features coming to FM25. Among them, the highlights are a new graphics engine, the introduction of women’s football, and new licenses.

Here’s what you need to know about Football Manager 2025.

Is there a release date for Football Manager 2025?

Sports Interactive haven’t confirmed or provided any hints about a possible release date for Football Manager 2025 yet. However, considering the typical release schedule of Football Manager installments, we can expect a potential launch of FM25 in early November 2024.

However, keep in mind this is just speculation. We’ll be sure to update this piece once new details regarding the release date are announced.

New FM25 features revealed

Sports Interactive gave fans a sneak peek of the main features coming to Football Manager 2025, among them the arrival of Women’s football stands out, along with a new engine, improved animations, and more yet to be announced.

The three editions of FM25, as well as future installments of the franchise, will be developed on the Unity engine. The developers clarify that this switch to Unity will grant “a lot more power graphically, across all formats, alongside powerful user interface tools.”

In addition, this graphics engine transition will help to have better and more natural player animations. Thanks to this new technology, Football Manager 2025 “will be far more true-to-life than ever before.”

Lastly, the developers kept the details under wraps but announced the possibility of managing a Women’s football team. While this is everything they revealed so far, more updates are expected to be revealed soon regarding what could make the Football Manager franchise a game-changer.

All FM25 licenses so far: Premier League addition

As of writing, Sports Interactive confirmed the official license of the English Premier League in Football Manager 2025. According to the details provided by the devs, all 20 Premier League clubs will be fully licensed with official logos, kits, and player photos.

With the official arrival of the Premier League, English football will be fully licensed from the top division down to the National League.

Additionally, it’s expected Sports Interactive to maintain licenses for Europe’s most important club competitions such as the Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Supercup, the German Bundesliga, the French Ligue 1, and hundreds of teams like Porto, AC Milan, Inter Miami, and more.

We’ll be sure to update this section once new information about licenses for FM25 is announced.

All Football Manager 2025 editions & platforms

Football Manager 2025 will feature three editions: FM25, Console, and Touch. However, details about the prices and content of each one haven’t been revealed yet.

Also, The platforms where Football Manager 2025 will be available were also not revealed, but it’s expected to be released on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Considering that the Console edition of FM24 was only released on current-gen platforms, Sports Interactive could follow the same path and exclude PS4 and Xbox One for the FM25 release.

All in all, that’s everything you need to know about Football Manager 2025. There’s still quite a bit of time before its release, allowing Sports Interactive to reveal more details. We’ll make sure to keep you updated on FM25.

If you enjoy games where you manage a team, be sure to check out FM25’s predecessor, Football Manager 2024, or you can also give a try to EA FC 24’s Manager Career Mode, where you can hire coaches and improve your squad with free agents or bargain signings.

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