Football Manager 2013 will be released worldwide on Friday, November 2, SEGA and Sports Interactive have announced.
In addition, anyone who pre-orders the game through a participating retailer will be given early access to a fully-playable version of the game.
Place a pre-order for either a boxed or digital download and you'll receive a code to access a pre-release, single-player beta version of FM 2013 around 14 days prior to the official November 2 launch.
"Our fans are very good at letting us know what they want and the one thing that's consistently at the top of their wish list is an earlier release date," said Sports Interactive's studio director Miles Jacobson. “While we can't, strictly speaking, offer them exactly what they want, this Beta version is the next best thing... a fully playable Football Manager they can get their hands on around two weeks before the finished game hits the streets."
The Beta version of Football Manager 13 will give access to most of game's new features, including the all-new Football Manager Classic mode and the short-term Challenges. This version will be playable until Monday, November 5, with all saved games fully compatible with the final release.