Football Manager Classic 2014 will launch for PS Vita across Europe on April 11, SEGA and Sports Interactive have announced.

The Vita game features cross-platform compatibility with the Classic Mode of the regular PC/Mac management sim, meaning players can carry a single career across systems no matter where they happen to be.

FM Classic 2014 is also the first handheld game in the franchise to feature the 3D match engine.

"It's great to finally be able to release FMC Vita. This game has been the most technically challenging that we've ever worked on - we've essentially fit a PC game that needs loads of memory, a mouse and a keyboard into Sony's wonderful handheld with a touch screen - and the help we've had from all of our partners has been wonderful," says Miles Jacobson, studio director at Sports Interactive. "To be able to take your home computer save onto the road adds a huge amount to the Football Manager experience."

The game has been developed by Sports Interactive in partnership with sister development studio Hardlight.

Source: Press release