Football Manager Classic 2014 makes its European Vita debut on April 11

Football Manager Classic 2014 is going to release on April 11 for the PlayStation Vita, developer Sports Interactive announced today.

The “fully-featured handheld version of Football Manager Classic” will feature the 3D match engine and will have support for cross-play. Players can start a game on the PC and then transfer the save data to the Vita and continue their career from there.

Sports Interactive highlighted the fact that their handheld version brings a more streamlined approach to the simulation aspects of Football Manager. Players will not have to spend countless hour fixated on every detail of their squad. Instead the game will host only the most essential of aspects, hence saving players precious time.

“This game has been the most technically challenging that we’ve ever worked on,” said Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson in a press release. “We’ve essentially fit a PC game that needs loads of memory, a mouse and a keyboard into Sony’s wonderful handheld with a touch screen.”

A price has not been confirmed but on April 11 the game will be available in both digital and retail format.