The management simulation is debuting on a whole new platform in 2019, with anticipation building ahead of its release
Football Manager 2020 launches in November 2019, meaning the popular management simulation game will soon be dominating computer screens across the world.
It will be released on PC and Mac as usual, but, according to the game’s developers, the best experience of playing the game will be available to those who choose to do so on Google Stadia.
Ahead of the big launch, Goal brings you everything you need to know about Football Manager on Google Stadia.
- What is Google Stadia?
- How can I play Football Manager 2020 on Google Stadia?
- How much will Football Manager 2020 cost for Google Stadia?
- When is Football Manager 2020 released?
Google Stadia is a new console-less gaming platform which allows players to stream games online.
Stadia can be played directly through the web browser Google Chrome or on a TV or Pixel mobile device using a Chromecast device.
Football Manager 2020 was confirmed as one of the inaugural launch titles for Google Stadia so will be downloadable and streamable on the service.
It is one of a limited number of titles that will be playable on the platform, joining the likes of Destiny 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
The people behind the Football Manager series have themselves indicated that Stadia will facilitate the fastest and best possible experience of their latest release.
A Sports Interactive press release stated: “Football Manager on Stadia includes technology that is only available on that platform, utilizing the power of the cloud and Google’s data centers to ensure that more matches can be processed in parallel utilizing spare bandwidth across the whole system.
“This means you can have more leagues loaded into your save, or just go for a faster experience by keeping the amount of leagues the same, but having the matches process quicker than you can on any other platform.”
However, it should be noted that in order to get the best experience of Stadia, it is recommended that you use an internet connection with a minimum of 10 Mbps.
As a launch title, it is possible that Football Manager 2020 will be one of the free games available to play on Google Stadia for those who purchase a subscription.
However, game prices have not yet been confirmed by Sports Interactive or Google.
November 19th 🗓️ pic.twitter.com/cljy0rJo2k
— Football Manager (@FootballManager) October 15, 2019
The Founders edition offer of Google Stadia subscription is sold out, but the Premiere edition is available to pre-order at a cost of £119 in the UK or $129 in the US.
Both offers include a three months free Stadia Pro subscription and it is £8.99 ($9.99) a month thereafter.
The price of the PC/Mac version of FM 20 is £39.99 (or £35.99 if you pre-purchase via Steam).
Football Manager 2020 launches on November 19, 2019, in tandem with the official launch of Google Stadia.
The beta version of FM 20 was available to play earlier from October 31 for those who pre-purchased the game through Steam.