Although it helps to invest in a good laptop that can run Football Manager 21 smoothly, Football Manager, unlike a heap of games, has never required great system requirements, and Football Manager 21 is no different. 

And if you haven’t yet, don’t forget to grab Football Manager 21 ahead of its release for just £29.99.

Unlike some of the previous versions of Football Manager, FM21 won’t be available to players who are on a Linux platform, which has been the case since FM20. 

That being said, the game will make its return to Xbox for the first time since 2007, and in addition will now also be available on the Epic Store platform.

Thankfully, Football Manager is not a demanding game when it comes to the quality of your machine. It can even be played on laptops or desktop computers that are 5 years old.

Sports Interactive’s studio director, Miles Jacobson, said: “Football Manager 2021 is a historic release for us as a studio.

“We’re bringing FM to more platforms than ever before and giving more people the chance to manage their favourite club — whether that’s on their PC, from the comfort of their sofa or on their phone or tablet.”

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Will my laptop run Football Manager 21?

Here are the minimum system requirements for the regular version of FM21 and FM21 Touch for Windows.

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 (SP1), 8/8.1, 10 (Update 1903/May 2019 or later) — 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64–1.8 GHz +
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650–256MB VRAM
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 7 GB available space

Pretty straightforward, isn’t it? The franchise that just keeps on giving.

Does Football Manager 21 run on MacBook?

In short, yes. You won’t have any problems playing Football Manager 21 on Macbook Air or MacBook Pro at a pretty good speed. Although many users have reported the game does cause MacBook’s fan to become really loud. However, that shouldn’t cause your MacBook or your game any issues.

Fans who pre-order FM21 from a participating digital retailer* will receive a 10% discount and access to the pre-release Early Access version of the game, which should be available approximately two weeks before full release. 

As in previous years, those who buy the game through Steam (and now Epic Games) will also receive Football Manager 2021 Touch (PC/Mac) for free.

Football Manager 21 is out November 24.