Video games, the ultimate way to switch off from the pressing concerns of the outside world and lose yourself for a few sweet hours, right? Well, Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson doesn't want Football Manager to be about escapism. He wants the cold hard realities of leaving the EU to infiltrate your gaming.
Managers will receive alerts informing them of the whether they have to transfers players in "soft" and "hard" versions of Brexit -this crucially affects whether players are able to move freely between the UK and the EU. A somewhere-in-the-middle Brexit option has been worked into the game too whereby work permits may be made available under special conditions.
Doesn't sound so easy right? Now you know the shit Wenger and Guardiola are up against.
Jacobson spoke to the BBC about his decision to incorporate the vote to leave:
"I started working on the feature on the Saturday morning after the vote. I was trying to work out how it would affect my business and the sport that I love. I sat on the sofa for two days reading as much as I could from the pro- and anti-Brexit camps."
"We usually try and keep politics out of the game because nobody wants it rammed down their throat. But we were left with an interesting situation this year when the people of Britain voted to leave the EU and it wouldn't have felt right to leave that out. It's something we had to reflect in the game."
Well, he seems to have it more worked out than the government at the moment. Perhaps someone could get a few copies down to Westminster?