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Football Manager developers Sports Interactive have hinted that FM 21 could be hitting PlayStation and Xbox - stating it will be on "more platforms than ever before."
Studio director of Sports Interactive Miles Jacobson released a statement on Thursday updating fans on the future of the franchise.
Jacobson discussed developing the game during the coronavirus pandemic and admitted a release date currently isn't set.
He stated: "Our games will be on more platforms and available on more stores than ever before when they're released later this year but, with regards to features and release dates, it's a little too early for us to talk about the specifics right now."
An update on Sports Interactive and Football Manager from our Studio Director, Miles Jacobson.https://t.co/wuwecKJkyE
- Football Manager (@FootballManager) July 30, 2020
Fans have picked up on his comment of "more platforms than ever before" and they're ready to ditch FIFA should FM make it to PlayStation and Xbox.
FM just hinted that FM21 could possibly be on console , if that happens FIFA is finished
- Lee :herb: (@LeeJ____) July 30, 2020
it's game over for fifa if Football Manager comes to xbox/playstation
- CE (@chxrlie67) July 30, 2020
Football Manager *might* be coming to platforms such as PlayStation and Xbox toward the end of the year. This is it. Fifa is finished if this happens.
- Seán Connolly* (@Seanconno10) July 30, 2020
Sports Interactive have confirmed Football Manager 21 will be available on more platforms. It looks like the wait for FM on PS4/Xbox could be over.
- Football Manager Memes (@Footymanmemes) July 30, 2020
I don't think I'll ever buy FIFA again if football manager is on console
- Josh (@ftbljosh) July 30, 2020
Football Manager has gathered a huge following over the years but has mainly been played on PC.
The franchise was last on Xbox back in 2007 and has never been on a PlayStation home console.
FIFA fans have criticised EA Sports for not improving career mode while FM continues to tweak the single-player experience every year.
A jump to the next generation of consoles could spark a whole new wave of fans and provide FIFA with stiff competition.
Would Football Manager coming to PlayStation or Xbox convince you to try the series?
Let us know in the comments below.
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