Football Manager 2017 (abbreviated to FM17) is a football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. It was released on Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux on 4 November 2016. It is the 2017 installment to the Football Manager Series. Players who pre-ordered FM17 received a free early-access beta version of the game two weeks prior to the official release. Careers started in the beta version could be continued in the full release. After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, it was written into the game, with three possible scenarios: "business as usual" with no additional work visas needed; current players will be grandfathered but new players will need work visas; or a "hard Brexit" in-game scenario, which has Scotland voting for independence in a second referendum and remaining in the EU, whilst EU players would require working visas to play in any English, Welsh or Northern Irish teams. On 21 August 2017 PC Games Insider magazine published that FM17 had sold its one-millionth copy. This would be the fifth time in succession that the Football Manager game had sold one million copies or more.