Today, Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe made an incredibly surprising announcement: Football Manager Touch will be available today on the Nintendo Switch.
For those of us across the pond, we may be familiar with “soccer,” as Football Manager Touch focuses on the popularity of the sport in Europe. However, instead of playing football, you are playing as a manager. As manager, you decide who plays, who is benched, and what tactics the team will use.
FM Touch has been fully optimised for the Switch with a bespoke user interface and a customised control system that takes full advantage of the system’s various controller input options, including support for both the touchscreen and Joy-Con™ controllers. This gives fans a unique Football Manager experience that can be played on the move or docked at home and enjoyed on the big screen.
In addition, FM Touch on Switch will offer a fully-fledged single-player experience including the series’ acclaimed 3D Match Engine – the first time that the 3D engine has been playable on a home console.
Previously, Football Manager has only been available on PC, with the Touch iteration being available on mobile devices. This is the first time Football Manager has been available on console since 2006 on Xbox 360.
“It’s been a huge technical achievement to bring Football Manager to the Switch but, as a studio, we’ve embraced the unique design opportunities that the console offers,” adds Jacobson. “Thanks to the support we’ve had from Hardlight throughout the development process we’ve been able to create a Football Manager experience that is just as immersive and enjoyable whether you’re managing on the move during your commute or playing it on your TV.”
Football Manager Touch is available now on Nintendo Switch For more information, visit the official website.