Those that pre-ordered soccer management sim Football Manager 2014 can now access the game's beta version on Steam. Participating in the beta program gives players a head start on developing athletes in their franchises, as all progress made in players' management careers is saved, carrying over to the full version of the game.

Football Manager 2014 includes cross-save support for those that own a copy of the PlayStation Vita version. Additionally, the simulation game will launch for the first time on Linux and come with Steam Workshop support for players to create and share custom roster databases, graphics and skins.

Football Manager 2014 will launch on October 31.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.