Football Manager 2017

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Football Manager 2017
Football Manager 2017 cover.jpg
Developer(s) Sports Interactive
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Football Manager
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux
Release 4 November 2016

Football Manager 2017 (abbreviated to FM17) is a football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. It was released on Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux on 4 November 2016. [1][2] It is the 2017 installment to the Football Manager Series.

Development[edit]

Players who pre-ordered FM17 received a free early-access beta version of the game two weeks prior to the official release. Careers started in the beta version could be continued in the full release.[1][3]

After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, it was written into the game,[4][5] with three possible scenarios: "business as usual" with no additional work visas needed;[6] current players will be grandfathered but new players will need work visas;[7] or a "hard Brexit" in-game scenario, which has Scotland voting for independence in a second referendum and remaining in the EU, whilst EU players would require working visas to play in any English, Welsh or Northern Irish teams.[8]

On 21 August 2017 PC Games Insider magazine published that FM17 had sold its one-millionth copy. This would be the fifth time in succession that the Football Manager game had sold one million copies or more. [9]

Reception[edit]

Football Manager 2017
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic80%
Review scores
PublicationScore
GameSpot7/10
PC Gamer (US)85%
Trusted Reviews4.5/5 stars

On the review aggregator Metacritic, Football Manager 2017 received a score of 80 out of 100, based on 45 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10] Gamespot gave the game a 7/10, applauding the player development and smart transfers, and also saying "Football Manager 2017 is easy to recommend to the budding manager", but not enjoying the tactics interface.[11] PC Gamer gave the game a score of 85/100, saying the game is a significant step up from previous versions.[12] Trusted Reviews gave the game 4.5 stars, "saying FM17 is a very definite leap forward."[13]

User reviews of the game on the Steam service, however, show a "Mostly Negative" view, the result of a backlash from Chinese users protesting at the lack of an official translation in their language.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yin-Poole, Wesley (17 August 2016). "Football Manager 2017 release date announced". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Football Manager 2017 release date set for November". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ Banerjee, Rohan (31 August 2016). "When is the Football Manager 2017 release date? All you need to know". Mirror.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Brexit simulated in new Football Manager game". BBC. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "Brexit is simulated in Football Manager 2017 and it's going to make the game harder than ever". Telegraph. Archived from the original on January 22, 2018. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "FM17 Brexit no change". Telegraph. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "Brexit Features (Business as Usual)". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Brexit Features (Hard Brexit)". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "1M copies of Football Manager 2017". PC Games Insider. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Football Manager 2017". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 7 January 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Football manager 2017 Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Football Manager 2017 Review". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Football manager 2017 Review". Trusted Reviews. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  14. ^ Robert Purchese (2016-10-31). "Football Manager 2017 trashed on Steam by angry Chinese fans". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 2017-05-05. Retrieved 2017-05-01.

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