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FM 2013 release date announced, plus a pre-order incentive!

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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Karl Deighton
Karl Deighton

That’s great!

Is the Beta the demo? I’m a bit confused, and also, will I get two codes, one for beta and one for the full game? I’ve always brought the disc copy of the game but this year I’ve brought it from your store, but I’m not sure how it works.


I don’t see dlgamer on the list of participating retailers.

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah

Woop great! Can’t wait!

So as I’ve per orderd it from you will I get the beta version two weeks prior?

Andrew Orritt

Thats definitely tipped the balance to get the game from you guys. I’ve been reading your stories for an age and if I’m having a slow month losing inspiration for the game – you get me back on track – bringing out the desire to win again. I normally prefer to have a hard copy in my hand in case of internet problems, but getting it early and reduced rate is an absolute steal :p
Keep up the good work and any tips on how you could start your own story would be appreciated – I’m not hugely technically gifted but my love of the game over many years I’d love to give something back to the FM community


That’s even before Sinterklaas

Darren Smith

Very smart thinking by SI, I reckon getting the BETA version by preordering will help clamp down a little bit on piracy.

pedro roriz
pedro roriz

johnny, i’m at work now, i just read that on less than 3 weeks i’ll receive my activation key and I’m just controlling myself! I’m so excited! It is going to be awesome!
and btw, when will you share your ideas for FMS in the fm2013 era? i’m excited with that as well!

Thales De Mattos Oliveira

I`d like to know if those who bought the game through that e-mail offer will receive the game 2 weeeks upfront as well.


I pre-ordered the game through DL-Gamer and now when I go to my account I see: Football Manager 2013 (PC – Mac) Preorder available the 11/02/2012 at 00:01 GMT +1 . How come? Wasn’t it supposed to be 10/19/2012 ?


Dear FMstory fellows,

In a way to clarify some points with our FM13 offer, we permit to post on that thread since you’re quite active :)

Since the date for the beta in unknown for the moment, the date that comes show up in your account is only related to the final release date, we’ll probably change it once we get more information, but anyway don’t worry you will be delivered in time to acces the beta :)

We’ve also updated our games pages to avoid any more misunderstanding.

Kind Regards
DLgamer staff

Bill Okpalor

Thats Great Now I can Count Down Until the release date


Hi, I was wondering if the FM Editor will be included in this pre-ordered version, thanks?

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