FF released a little late this year, but the wait for all fans of the famous football manager will last only until November. The news that undoubtedly jumped the eye of the fans, however, was that relating to the return to console by the title of Sports Interactive which, after more than a decade of absence, will reappear on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Nintendo Switch.

And PS5? The absence of the Sony console immediately aroused the curiosity of users who wondered about the possible reasons for such a choice. To dispel the doubts he thought about it directly Miles Jacobson, director of the series, who explained the situation with a couple of tweet.

“I've been asked many times and I'll get in trouble for this answer… Our Xbox friends have spent years asking us to get back to their consoles. That's why Football Manager 2019 and Football Manager 2020 ended up in the Game Pass at the end of their cycle and now Football Manager 2021 will be on Xbox One and Series X | S. Sony didn't do it ”.

Just a lack of courtship by Sony? Not exactly. Replying to a user who wondered if it was not in Sports Interactive's interest to publish the game on another platform in order to increase profits, Jacobson said it was not their choice.

“To create games for a platform, you need a dev kit. To get a dev kit, the platform owner must want the game on his platform. We talked to Sony, we didn't get dev kit. We talked to Microsoft, they sent us one ”.

Football Manager 2021 will be available starting November 24th on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Nintendo Switch. Console versions will be edition based "Touch" of the game.