A 10% discount and a Football Manager 2020 beta will be available to customers who pre-purchase the PC or Mac version of the title at selected retailers. The beta will launch about two weeks before the game and single player career progress will carry over to the full release.
The publisher previously said this year’s edition of the management simulation will mark the first time the series has been available as a launch title on a new platform in the form of Stadia. Google Stadia will launch in November 2019 with over 30 games available to purchase on day one.
Miles Jacobson, studio director at developer Sports Interactive, said of the Stadia version: “Football Manager on Stadia includes technology that is only available on that platform, utilising the power of the cloud and Google’s data centres to ensure that more matches can be processed in parallel utilising 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.”
Football Manager 2020 will feature eco-friendly and recyclable packaging, “an industry first” according to Sports Interactive.