London, England – September 17, 2020 – SEGA and Sports Interactive are thrilled to announce that Football Manager ™ 2020 is available now on the Epic Games Store , as will the next installments of the series, not exclusively.
To celebrate the news, SEGA and Sports Interactive, in collaboration with Epic, have decided to make Football Manager 2020 , the best-selling episode of the series ever, available for FREE download, which will remain in the library of all users, even if they have already bought it on another platform. The game will be available for free on the Epic Games Store until 17 CEST on September 24, 2020.
FM20 on the Epic Games Store, as well as the next chapters of Football Manager , will support cross play in network games to play even with Steam users, allowing players to challenge their friends regardless of the platform of choice, taking advantage of the Epics Online Services.
Fans who are already committed to their FM20 career , but still want to try FM on the Epic Games Store, can import saving their game on the Epic platform and continue their triumphant season. Just click on “Load Game” on the start screen and previous saves will already be available to resume your career from the last save.
Miles Jacoson, Studio Director of Sports Interactive said, “We are thrilled to bring Football Manager to the Epic Games Store and to bring our game to a new audience. In addition, thanks to the introduction of the crossplay function we are able to offer a multiplayer experience that will bring all players together, regardless of platform between Epic and Steam ”.
All owners of an Epic Games account can simply log into the Epic Games Store at any time until 17 CEST on September 24th. Once logged in, just click the “Get” button to add FM20 to your library… forever, not just for a week.
Those who don’t have an account can quickly sign up via the Epic Games Launcher .
Sports Interactive Ltd.
Sports Interactive (SI) is the market-leading developer of football management simulations thanks to its Football manager series. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Here East in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, SI boasts a team of over 100 full-time employees and a group of part-time researchers around the world of over 1,300 people (as well as more than 200 beta testers). SI maintains ongoing relationships with some of the most important associations in the world of professional football, such as the Bundesliga, the League Managers Association, the EFL and other professional leagues and leagues. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. For more information on the company and its games, visit the sitewww.sigames.com .
Football Manager (FM) is the market leading football manager simulation. With a database that allows you to coach in over 50 countries and that has over 800,000 players and staff members, it offers an immersive and super detailed experience. In FM you have to make all the crucial decisions, from buying (or selling) players, to training, passing through the choice of formation and tactics, with the aim of taking your team to the top of world football, while trying to develop your football philosophy and reinforce the identity of your club. FM, over the years, has grown so much that it is no longer just a video game, and is deeply integrated in the football sector; FM’s database is used by several clubs to help refine their recruiting and scouting strategies, while thousands of professional footballers and professionals are huge fans of the game. FM has become an integral part of contemporary football culture, not only by improving fans’ football knowledge, but has been an inspiration for books, a stand-up comedy show and even starring in a documentary. For more information on Football Manager, visit the sitewww.footballmanager.com .
SEGA® Europe Ltd.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European distribution arm of SEGA CORPORATION, Ltd., a world leader in home and non-home entertainment, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software for various platforms, including wireless devices and the PC, and those produced by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA owns the Two Point Studios, Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, Amplitude Studios, Sports Interactive and Hardlight development studios. SEGA Europe’s website is www.sega.co.uk.