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So how will it work and why has this post been labelled “controversial”?
Well, it's going to be FREE on Netflix. You're not going to have to pay to purchase the game.
BUT if you don't have a Netflix subscription then the only way you can play Football Manager on the your mobile is to sign up for their cheapest subscription at £4.99 a month meaning you'll be forking out £60 a year, this is a 500% increase on last years price of £9.99.
This will mean more people get to play FM since Netflix has 17 million subscribers in the UK and 240 million worldwide. But it's a real kick in the teeth for anyone who was playing the game and doesn't have a Netflix subscription.
The game has between 100k and 500k installs on the play store which is nothing in the grand world of apps.
There have long been rumours that SI were about to move Football Manager to a subscription system so perhaps they're just testing the waters with mobile first.
What do you think the reasons are?
- Just a cash grab from SI. Netflix will be paying them more than they'd make through sales.
- Anti piracy measure, now SI don't have to worry about piracy because Netflix does.
- It's to get more people to play to increase the overall userbase for both Mobile and Desktop.
- They're testing the waters on a £60 a year subscription for desktop FM.
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