Football Manager 2019 release date revealed as details of rebranded game are announced

The director has been making ‘big decisions’ about rebranding the popular game which has been going since 2015

Football Manager: Welcome To The Job - trailer

After weeks of rumour and counter-rumour, the release date for the 2019 edition of Football Manager has finally been revealed – and the game itself has a brand new look.

Game director Miles Jacobson had tweeted about “an interesting week so far. A real rollercoaster!” and said that he had “big decisions ahead” before confirming that the popular game has been given a design overhaul.

The rebranded version of the game will be available on 2 November, developer Sports Interactive announced.

The game will implement a full licence to the DFL Bundasliga and will no longer feature the iconic ‘Manager Man’ which has appeared on the cover of every game since 2005.

Redesigned logos and a refreshed in-game look will also be included in the game that players can now pre-order.

New features will be revealed in September as fans begin to take advantage of a 10% discount code when pre-ordering.

The trailer shows a new manager being shown into a club, conduct their first press conference and then give that all important first team talk.

The in-depth manager simulation has many celebrity fans, including Robbie Williams, Paolo Nutini, Jason Manford and Yohan Cabaye. James Corden even described the series as “the finest computer game that’s ever been invented” in his autobiography.

Fans of the game have been calling for a women’s league, temporary jobs – think Alan Shearer at Newcastle in 2009, more interesting owners, a better smartphone game, and updated Brexit scenarios.

Jacobson previously explained that it would be foolish to leave out an event as seismic as Brexit. Depending on the outcome of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, managers will be challenged in different ways.

A hard Brexit could make it harder for managers to sign players from Europe, presenting them similar challenges they face when bringing in players from non-EU countries in the current version of the game.

As things stand, Britain is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 at 11pm UK time, meaning it is likely to a significant feature in Football Manager 2019.

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