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Sports Interactive details split from Eidos after nine years of silence

Miles Jacobson, studio director for Sports Interactive, has broken his silence on why his studio left Eidos in 2003. Turns out, the studio though Eidos was looking to replace it with Beautiful Game Studios, while life president Ian Livingstone said the firm brought the later into the fold because it has heard rumors Sports Interactive […]

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Championship Manager headlines

  • Champ Man dev to lose 80% of staff

    GI’s reporting that Championship Manager developer Beautiful Game Studios is to lose around 80 percent of its staff. “Posts will either be cut or relocated to China in a cost-cutting exercise, while Roy Meredith will continue to lead the studio, and the ChampMan brand will remain headquartered in London,” says the report. The studio was […]

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  • Championship Manager 2010 gets September kick off

    Eidos has sent word that the next instalment of the Championship Manager franchise will get up and running in September. The game promises “a host of unique, cutting-edge technology including a bespoke 3D match engine with over 500 individual player animations, a Set-piece creator giving users the chance to create their own unique free kicks […]

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  • Football Manager Live is too deep to spend money on, says Champ Man dev

    Beautiful Game Studios’ Roy Meredith has said he wouldn’t want to pay money for SI Games’ online footy sim, Football Manager Live. “I have played Football Manager Live and I don’t really get why I’d spend money on it because it’s too deep for me to want,” said Meredith to Videogamer. “I like Football Manager, […]

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  • Championship Manager has 90% piracy rate

    Speaking with CVG, Beautiful Game Studios general manager, Roy Meredith, has said he believes that there is a 90 percent piracy rate for the company’s Championship Manager series. He’s got the stats to prove it too: “That’s not just a number in the air, we can measure it and we know that there are a […]

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  • Championship Manager 2009 confirmed for April release

    Eidos has confirmed that the next Championship Manager game will release in April next year. “We have a whole host of new features which we’re incredibly proud of,” said dev boss Roy Meredith. “This is a new beginning for the Championship Manager franchise and we are 100 percent focused on getting it right, that’s why […]

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  • Champ Man had "no vision, no direction," admits Eidos

    Speaking to GI, Roy Meredith, general manager at Eidos developer Beautiful Game Studios, has admitted that the “new” Championship Manager has been left wanting, but has insisted the situation can be turned around. “For too long we’ve not had a vision that explains what Championship Manager is. No vision, no direction – where are we […]

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