Microsoft Spent 'Years' Asking For Football Manager To Come To Xbox

Sports Interactive subtly dropped the news earlier this week that hugely popular PC sports sim Football Manager would be returning to Xbox consoles for the first time in over decade this December.

And according to Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson, the reason for this is because Microsoft has been very persistent in trying to bring the series back to Xbox for years now.

Here's how Jacobson explained it on Twitter while addressing the lack of a PS4 or PS5 version:

The Xbox version of Football Manager 2021 will be based on the "Touch" edition of the game, presenting the overall experience in a more simplified and accessible format, which Jacobson says is a collaborative decision between the developer and Microsoft due to "how people play games on the Xbox ecosystem."

Look out for more details on Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition's feature set over the coming weeks.

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