The delayed PS5 version of Football Manager 2023 has received a new release date
The series will now make its first appearance on a home PlayStation console in February
Sega has announced a new release date for the delayed PS5 version of Football Manager 2023.
Originally scheduled to arrive alongside Football Manager 2023 games for PC/Mac, Xbox and mobile devices last November, the game will now be released for Sony’s console on February 1.
Until February 14, PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a 20% discount on the game.
The PS5 version’s release will mark the long-running franchise’s debut on a home PlayStation console (the series previously appeared on PSP and Vita).
The game suffered a last-minute delay due to “unforeseen complications” which arose during the submissions and approvals process, according to publisher Sega.
Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson said: “We’re delighted with today’s update that we’re finally going to be able to get FM23 Console into the hands of PS5 gamers.
“Since the initial delay, the team at Sports Interactive and our colleagues at Sega have worked tirelessly with Sony to overcome the issues and we’re pleased to now have a release candidate ready to launch next week.
“While it’s unusual for us to release a game during a major football transfer window, our priority from the moment our initial launch was postponed was to get the game into the hands of PS5 gamers as quickly as possible.
“Once all the global transfer windows are closed, we will provide a data update for the PS5 edition in line with the updates for all of our other platforms.”
Football Manager 2023 includes newly-licensed competitions like the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League.