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A game-changing feature is coming to Football Manager 2025 and it's got fans seriously excited

A game-changing feature is coming to Football Manager 2025 and it's got fans seriously excited

We can't wait for the official FM release later this year.

Sports Interactive has signed a multi-year partnership with the Premier League, meaning that all 20 clubs from England's top flight will be licensed in future editions of Football Manager.

The anticipation around the upcoming release of FM is bigger than ever.

As revealed last year, the next edition will use Unity – a brand new game engine that powers many of the best-known games in the world, including Pokemon GO the Cities Skyline series.

It means fans will be exposed to a completely new look and feel to the overall match day experience.

Alongside a vastly improved user interface that will "dramatically improve" how you navigate through screens and access all the information available to you, players will instantly notice the improvement to the match engine and graphics.

"We’ll also have new technology for Newgens and manager creation which are already looking really promising at this early stage," said Sports Interactive director Miles Jacobson in 2022.

Sports Interactive claim everything will be "far more true-to-life" than ever before when it comes to the next instalment of the game, which is expected to be released towards the end of 2024.

And on Monday afternoon, the creators of FM made another significant announcement – a four-year partnership with the Premier League.

Beginning with the 2024/25 season, all 20 Premier League clubs will be fully licensed within the game, with official logos, kits, and player photos featuring across future versions of Football Manager.

As a result, users will be able to create their own iconic Premier League moments and history in future editions of the game.

“Since Football Manager’s inception, we have always wanted to work with the Premier League, and we’re delighted to announce that at last we are”, said Jacobson.

“The partnership isn’t just about the huge in-game benefits it’ll give our fans, but also the opportunities it provides us to help with the incredible things that the Premier League and their clubs do off the pitch. That includes community and charitable work, two things we’re enormously passionate about, as well as the ability to work with some of their existing partners.

“We are very grateful to the Premier League and their other partners in our space for enabling us to be an officially licensed product of the world’s most commercially successful football league."

Will Brass, who is the Premier League’s Chief Commercial Officer, opened up about the partnership.

“Football Manager has been a big part of the sporting landscape for decades, and is loved and enjoyed by millions of fans around the world," he said.

"We are thrilled that the Premier League will now feature even more prominently in the game, helping to deliver a deeper, more authentic experience for anybody who takes on the challenge of managing a Premier League club.”

Further information on the Premier League’s in-game integration with Football Manager, as well as partnership activities between the studio and the league, will be revealed later in the year.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images - Football Manager

Topics: Football Manager, Gaming, Premier League, England