The Football Manager 2014 beta is now live and ready to download on Steam for gamers who pre-ordered the full game from participating retailers, Sports Interactive has announced.

Those who pre-ordered from a participating retailer other than Steam should have received a beta key required to gain access.

The beta means you can begin playing today and carry the save across to the full version at its release on October 31. The early access Beta version of Football Manager 2014 will be playable until November 4.

You can still get your hands on the Beta version by pre-ordering now - a list of participating retailers can be found at

Source: @milesSI