“We don’t have any interest in creating a standalone FM women’s football edition… One sport, one game.”

Sega and Sports Interactive today announced that a multiyear, multi-million dollar project was underway to integrate women’s soccer into Football Manager. This will not be a separate simulation of women’s football, according to the developer. Instead, it will be fully integrated into Football Manager with managers being able “to take control of either women’s or men’s clubs and seamlessly switch between them.”

The studio isn’t releasing a timeframe for the project. However, it stated that their “development team is committed towards ensuring that women’s football is represented as authentically and with the level realism and attention that the series is known for” and will not announce a launch date until that standard has been met.