Football Manager 2018

There's a reason Football Manager saves can't carry over

It's mostly due to legal issues.

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If you've ever played Football Manager, then you'll likely know that saves can't carry over from one year to the next, and during a recent interview with PC Gamer, Miles Jacobson from Sports Interactive explained why this is the case.

When asked if it is possible, Jacobson responded by saying: "Both technologically and legally, the answer to that is no."

"When we do our licensing deals, they are for a specific season and there comes a point where you have to stop selling the game as well. We only have the license for that club data, for example, for that particular season."

Expanding on the technical hurdles, Jacobson continued: "You have more features, you're adding more data or tweaking the way it works. Those databases can't transfer back because the game will be going: sorry, what's this number? What does this mean?"

"Again, even if we found a technical way to do it, from a legal perspective it's: nope."

For now then, it's clear that save files won't be carried over for the foreseeable future, but do you mind? Or would you rather they carried over with each year?

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