If you're eagerly awaiting the arrival of this year's Football Manager game - Football Manager 2015 - you can actually play it now, before the scheduled 7th November release.
On the developer's website a news post announced yesterday that the beta is now available, for those who have pre-ordered the game. The announcement goes on to remind you of where you can pre-order from, and where your beta code can be found.
If you pre-ordered in a participating store, you should have been given a unique Beta access code at point of pre-order. This may have been an FM15 branded card where the code would be printed on the reverse, or it may have been printed on your till receipt, or it may have been emailed to you after placing your pre-order.
If you pre-ordered online, for a boxed copy to be delivered, then you will have been emailed your code.
Digital pre-orders (Steam)
If you pre-ordered from Steam, then your Beta download should automatically start when you launch the game from your Steam library.
Digital pre-orders (non-Steam)
If you pre-ordered a digital download, then your code will have been sent to you via email.
As always, you will need to have downloaded Steam and created an account - if you haven't done that yet, you can do so here.
Once you've launched and logged into Steam, follow these instructions:
1. On the top toolbar, click 'Games'
2. From the drop down, select 'Activate a Product on Steam'
3. Follow the instructions to input your code and install the FM15 Beta.
Here's the Steam store page if you want to pre-order the game now and play the beta before release. Any progress you make during the beta will carry over to the full game on 7th November, just like last year. The beta download is approximately 1.5GB, so you'll be shouting