Football Manager 2013 is the most successful game in the series

Sega and Sports Interactive also announce Linux support for Football Manager 2014.

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Football Manager 2013 is now the best-selling game in the series, developer Sports Interactive has announced.

"I am delighted to announce that #FM13 has just become the best selling game in the Football Manager series. Thank you so much for all your support," said studio director Miles Jacobson on Twitter over the weekend.

Jacobson added that features and additions to Football Manager 2014 won't be announced until much later in the year, and that the company has yet to set even a rough or estimated release date. He did add that Football Manager 2014 would be arriving on Linux, with one purchase being playable across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Football Manager 2014 will officially support the Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) version of Linux.

Football Manager 2013 was released in November 2012, and Sega said in May that that the game had notched up 940,000 sales. "A host of significant additions make this the most exhaustive, but also the most streamlined, Football Manager to date," said GameSpot's 8.0 review of the game.

Discussion

35 comments
chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Trying to get it n my phone but having trouble at the moment.

King-of-Leon
King-of-Leon

YES SIR! You are right! I'm so fucking addicted to this game. Spent more than 300hrs already!

ramyland
ramyland

Yes, they are right, I bought the game , i played the game and it is phenomenal. !

DefconRave
DefconRave

The new match engine is an improvement but still can't play the way I want but must exploit the a.i. to win.

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

Victory for DRM-ing a game to high hell unfortunately, I know a lot of people who wouldn't have bought this game if it weren't for pirates taking so long to crack. Fair enough I guess, but the thing is, my legitimate, store bought copy rarely works thanks to all the checks I have to do to play the game. Next year will be the first since 2005 that I won't buy FM

splinter10
splinter10

Heard the game engine is pretty poor. Was always a CM man myself.

casapi
casapi

friggin excelllent

Mozuckint
Mozuckint

This news greatly pleases me.

Jebril
Jebril

I'm glad they're supporting Linux a lot of people overseas use Linux and this is a popular game overseas as well.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

would still rather cut my knob off with a rubber spoon..

Hurvl
Hurvl

Oh, so that's why that guy in the picture is so happy, because he somehow knew that this particular game would be the most successful one in the series.

noandno
noandno

This game also somehow predict when SAF will retire.

Love this game.

Zarkhaine
Zarkhaine

I love this game! The only thing I can think of that's wrong with it is that its too addictive ;)

RomanCenturion7
RomanCenturion7

That's great. But can we fans of American football get something for our tastes. I'm native European btw.

SabCadab
SabCadab

i found FM2012 much more appealing .. FM13 has so many minor frustration points that pile up on moment ..... aaand my keyboard is broken :)

toane
toane

I haven't bought the last 3 games, but fm native on linux?! Another must buy for Q4 2013. Time to pester friends and family about it, can't wait for the awesome online cross-play sessions.

enartloc
enartloc

not to break the enthusiasm here,but these guys make the football manager's CoD.New game,same shit,the AI of the players is abysmal after 5 years of improvements,the game still has so many glitches it's not even funny.Very little progress in one year,they should just ask like 20 $ for it,not the price of the full game.(btw i have over 2000 hours in the series,so i'm not a random hater)

Pre_ordered_PS4
Pre_ordered_PS4

Managed to get Ipswich promoted and into a Europa league spot within 3 seasons. That will most certainly be going on my CV

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Nice, Linux support!  Ubuntu 12.04 was a good choice.  A lot of excellent distributions are based off of it, including Mint.

Zarkhaine
Zarkhaine

@RomanCenturion7 I'm not a huge American Football fan, but somebody has to make that game - it would sell a ridiculous amount, judging by the popularity of fantasy [american] football over there.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@SabCadab Your.. um.. keyboard is broken??

Sounds like there's a story there.  Usually keyboards don't just randomly break.

johnners2981
johnners2981

@enartloc Not quite as bad as CoD, if they start selling the January update as DLC than we can compare it to CoD

daabulls23
daabulls23

@berserker66666 Yeah, you don't make a product that's similar to this (except it's based on the same sport), but TAKE THAT!

jonny_dutch
jonny_dutch

@BlackSquare @jonny_dutch Majkic is right, steam is pretty much THE DRM, locking a game to an account is the most common form of rights management

Hurvl
Hurvl

@PixelAddict @SabCadab Yes, his "keyboard" is "broken" :P. I'm sure there's nothing else to that story, nothing at all, but simply his "keyboard" being "broken".

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@Hurvl  See.. and I was hoping for some entertainment.  Some story about how the game pressed him into keystroke madness, and right at the fever pitch of the end of a 12 hour session, he lost.  

And broke it over his cat named Larry.

See, now THAT is a story.

daabulls23
daabulls23

@johnners2981 @daabulls23 @berserker66666 I didn't even know that existed. But they don't have a monopoly on the sport anyway, but TAKE THAT!