Miles Jacobson

Football Manager 2011 release date

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I’m delighted to be able to announce that we’ve set a release date for Football Manager 2011.

It’ll be release on PC & Mac, and FMH2011 on PSP, on November 5th, 2010.

Some countries dates might be slightly later, and when I have confirmation of any different dates I’ll post them on this thread.

Before you ask, there's no date set for the demo as yet, but it normally comes 2 weeks before the game is released.

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Good news, at least you won't be getting the whole when will threads and tweets now!

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Tah Miles! Not too far away then...

This will never ever stop new thread being started daily asking when the demo's coming out.

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Splendid. I've got plenty of FM10 to finish off yet, but hopefully this message will take care of unwanted new threads and discussions!

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Well, that's still a while. Already pre-ordered it btw.

On the upside, I can continue my long save for while.

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Good stuff, can't wait for its release :D

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thanks miles i carn't wait for this and it lands on bonfire night lol i will be sitting in my bed playing on this and watching the fireworks out of my window:)

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Does anyone know what the system requirements are?

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Does anyone know what the system requirements are?

Should be the same as last year. Cant see them changing much.

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I booked the week off starting November 1st this week. Im not sure i will be rushing out to get it this year though. Im a bit non plussed this year, Nothing that the SI games guys have done, just think im getting older and the excitement is dying down for me year on year.

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Bit of a Faux Pas from SI here I think. Now parents will have to cough up for Fireworks and Football Manager in the same week possibly. Would have been better to release it a few weeks before or after IMO.

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Fantastic - hopefully FM11 will get me hooked again. FM10 somehow didn't catch my affection.

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Does anyone know what the system requirements are?

Just seen Miles say on Twitter that as things stand they are same as last year

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Was hoping for the week before to get some playing time in before I need to split time with GT5, but still awesome and not too long away!

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Should have been Oct 29th. A week too late. Poor show

The 29th October release date was just one made up by retailers to help them get pre orders.

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The 29th October release date was just one made up by retailers to help them get pre orders.

So they decide to release it on bonfire night when people already have plans, parents have to buy fireworks and so on. Poor descision making IMO. At least we have a date now though.

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Any news on an Ipad version Miles?

EDIT: oh come on ffs :D It's not like you have to get it on the day is it, their sales won't be affected by Bonfire. Plus those with Steam get it at midnight so can play before going out.

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So they decide to release it on bonfire night when people already have plans, parents have to buy fireworks and so on. Poor descision making IMO.

I don't see why it being on bonfire night makes any difference what so ever.

No-one "has" to buy fireworks. How that would impact on computer game sales I don't know.

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A week later than the leaked details suggested. I wonder was this put back a week to try and show that the leak didn't affect them and that the details were wrong?

It may have been set at Oct 29th but after the leak they decided to change it.

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Or the retailers were guessing like they always do....

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I don't see why it being on bonfire night makes any difference what so ever.

Well for a start im sure SI would want people to have maximum playing time on release but they release on one of the biggest days of the year when many people will already have plans. Also people (especially ones with children) will be using their money for Fireworks, now they have to buy the game aswell. I know nobody is forced to buy the game on release day but there are a lot more appropriate days to release IMO, which would benefit both the user and SI.

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FFS There was no F-ing leak... Miles hadn't decided what day to release it on. The retailers guessed, based on last year, and were one week out.

Let them release it when it is ready. You don't try to eat a cake before it's baked do you?!

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A week later than the leaked details suggested. I wonder was this put back a week to try and show that the leak didn't affect them and that the details were wrong?

It may have been set at Oct 29th but after the leak they decided to change it.

It wasn't a leak. It wasn't put back. As previously said. Retailers guess a release date to help get pre-orders. They have no idea when it will be until SEGA tell them each year. Hence why often different retailers use different dates.

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Does anyone know what the system requirements are?

The requirements havent been released and will probably be published when the Demo is released. Cant think that they will be too many changes from FM10 though.

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Yes! I'm pleased as it's before December. :)

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Well for a start im sure SI would want people to have maximum playing time on release but they release on one of the biggest days of the year when many people will already have plans.

No, no they don't. They're a business, sales matter, customer enjoyment between Nov 5th and FM12s release matter, but it doesn't mean a thing to them how much people play on the first day outside of sentimental 'they love it' pats on the back

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Should have been Oct 29th. A week too late. Poor show

October 29th was never mentioned by SI or SEGA as a release date and was purely guesswork on behalf of retailers to get the pre order ball rolling.

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A week later than the leaked details suggested. I wonder was this put back a week to try and show that the leak didn't affect them and that the details were wrong?

It may have been set at Oct 29th but after the leak they decided to change it.

Ooh - a conspiracy theory! Like most of them, it's not accurate though....

There have been, for many months, 3 possible release dates, of which October 29th was one of them. Following conversations over the last week, after I first suggested to SEGA that I'd rather be on the 5th November (the middle of the 3 possible release dates) as it would give us more time to polish the game (7 days is a very long time in games development), they agreed this morning that it's the right release date for the game this year.

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Same day as Gran Turismo 5. \o/ Shame I won't have the money to buy either. /o\

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And oh lordy I seem to be on the same wavelength as MLG for once.

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Same day as Gran Turismo 5. \o/ Shame I won't have the money to buy either. /o\

GT5 is November 2nd, I believe.

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In case you missed my post, any news on an ipad version?

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Ooh - a conspiracy theory! Like most of them, it's not accurate though....

There have been, for many months, 3 possible release dates, of which October 29th was one of them. Following conversations over the last week, after I first suggested to SEGA that I'd rather be on the 5th November (the middle of the 3 possible release dates) as it would give us more time to polish the game (7 days is a very long time in games development), they agreed this morning that it's the right release date for the game this year.

In that case I am happy that the game is being released a little later then if it means a better game.

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I don't see why it being on bonfire night makes any difference what so ever.

No-one "has" to buy fireworks. How that would impact on computer game sales I don't know.

Agreed, if you want the game you will buy it regardless if you "have" to buy fireworks. Didnt realise 5 November was a national holiday!

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Well for a start im sure SI would want people to have maximum playing time on release but they release on one of the biggest days of the year when many people will already have plans. Also people (especially ones with children) will be using their money for Fireworks, now they have to buy the game aswell. I know nobody is forced to buy the game on release day but there are a lot more appropriate days to release IMO, which would benefit both the user and SI.

What is this obsession with Bonfire night?! Do people really make such a big deal of it? You make it sound like some kind of religious festival we're encroaching upon.

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Well for a start im sure SI would want people to have maximum playing time on release but they release on one of the biggest days of the year when many people will already have plans. Also people (especially ones with children) will be using their money for Fireworks, now they have to buy the game aswell. I know nobody is forced to buy the game on release day but there are a lot more appropriate days to release IMO, which would benefit both the user and SI.

If it were released on the 1st or 8th November, the money they spent on fireworks would still be spent on fireworks. I'm sure most people's budgets can stretch to a computer game and some fireworks. In any case most people who want to see firework displays go to free public shows. Also if ordered online, the game will come on 3rd or 4th November.

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And oh lordy I seem to be on the same wavelength as MLG for once.

It must be a worrying moment for you!

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What is this obsession with Bonfire night?! Do people really make such a big deal of it? You make it sound like some kind of religious festival we're encroaching upon.

If you have children then yes.

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