SEGA delays the PS5 version of Football Manager 2023

SEGA and Sports Interactive have delayed at the last minute the launch of Football Manager 2023 in its version of PlayStation 5 .

Although they have not detailed exactly the reason for this movement, they do indicate that they will not finally debut on November 8 at the Sony console for unexpected reasons that have appeared during the approval and expedition process. At the moment, they have not completed a new release date of this version, and we only know that as soon as possible.

We are devastated by this situation which we have been working together with our collaborators to deal with the problem during the last weeks, explains Miles Jacobson, director of Study of Sports Interactive. «It has been especially complicated to make the decision to delay the game, since it brings with it to harm a great team of talented people if they have worked tirelessly for quite some time. We will continue doing everything in our power to bring this game to the hands of PS5 users as soon as possible ».

In the statement they have also clarified that users who have reserved the game in the PSN digital store may receive a refund if applicable according to the platform policy, although they also confirm that no action will be necessary by customers to get the return.

Recall that the game has not come out in recent years for PlayStation consoles while still dating PC (the full version), Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android (in its Touch edition) and Xbox One and Series X | S (with its version for consoles, something more simplified). Jacobson himself, director of the series, said then that the main reason is that Sony did not send them PlayStation 5 development kits, so they had to make the decision not to launch the game on these consoles.

However, they already revealed that Football Manager 2023 would be published for the first time for PlayStation 5 with the announcement of its launch date, a version that, according to Sega, will adapt to the Dual sense and take advantage of its functionalities.

Football Manager 2023 will be released on November 8 for Xbox One , Xbox Series X | s , Nintendo Switch , iOS , Android and PC Through Steam and Epic Games Store , Available launch in Apple Arcade and Game Pass. The PlayStation 5 version will be published at some point in the future yet to be confirmed.