The Football Manager franchise has had quite the history on iOS over the last few years. We've seen the games evolve and even get rebranded. Football Manager Touch used to be called Football Manager Classic and Football Manager Handheld became Football Manager Mobile. After much anticipation, SEGA and Sports Interactive have today announced some details and the release dates for both Football Manager Mobile 2018 and Football Manager Touch 2018. For the first time ever, both mobile versions will launch simultaneously with the Football Manager 2018 PC edition on November 10th.

If you're unfamiliar with the two iOS versions, Football Manager Touch 2018 will focus on the core managerial aspects and offer a speedier version of the original game, for select iPad models only. Football Manager Mobile 2018 will be more accessible, but still let you get an authentic experience on the smaller iPhone screen. Details for Football Manager Touch 2018 will be available in October, while we will have more information on Football Manager Mobile 2018 in early November. Until then, check out the forum threads for Football Manager Mobile 2017 [$8.99] and Football Manager Touch 2017 [$19.99 (HD)], or visit the series' official website.

  • jamieladc

    Assume FM Mobile will be the same annual cash-in with minimal new features that it always is

    • curtisrshideler

      Yup. I loved the mobile experience the first few years, but the app hasn't grown much. Many phones could probably handle the Touch experience or at least the size of that app. So, it would be nice to see the app have the same leagues as Touch. And maybe it's time for the team working on Mobile to scrap that build and redo it from the ground up to have almost as much as Touch but with a mobile friendly UI.

  • MJ Payne

    If Football Manager Mobile 2018 follows suit with its trend from recent years it will be just an outdated rehash of a very old game with updated squads and statistics. This game has been dead in terms of innovation and gameplay for a few years now, where every new version charges full price for a database update. Sadly this is a completely different team from the real Football Manager or the touch-optimized Football Manager Touch, both games with a modern interface and actual improvements each year. FMM is still sold with a horrible interface that it’s over a decade old. I wonder when they will bother providing players with a modern interface instead of just the premium priced database updates and call it a “new game.” It’s a shame really for a game that makes so much money.

  • MJ Payne

    I've posted several times in here and my comments always get deleted. Why is that? Didn't know TA was now manipulating discussions or is SI "sponsoring" you?

    • Shaun Musgrave

      We have a very aggressive automatic spam filter here that keeps the comments free of wiener supplement ads and so on. Our mods typically fish out any human comments caught by the filter when they wake up in the morning. Sit tight, my angry friend.

      • MJ Payne

        My bad then. Sorry about that!

  • MarcVaughan

    Let me know what you think to this years game - quite a few people asked for additional leagues and tactical options so those along with quite a few other enhancements are in the game ...