Tag Archives: miles jacobson
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 12:27 BST
Football Manager 13 is officially the best-selling entry to Sports Interactive’s series, and as a treat the studio is bringing Football Manager 14 to Linux with cross-play functionality thrown in.
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 | 13:43 GMT
Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson has said even though Football Manager 2013 is the fastest-selling game in the series, the team won’t rest until it receives higher critical acclaim.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 13:58 BST
Football Manager Handheld 13 is coming to Android smartphones, despite the developers claims of rampant piracy, resulting in just one in eleven copies of the game being legitimately bought and paid for.
Fri, Sep 07, 2012 | 08:35 BST
Football Manager 2013 was officially announced yesterday. Dave Cook talks to Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson about this year’s 900 new changes, an all new Classic mode for casual players and much more.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 14:59 BST
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 were planning to split.
Sun, Jun 03, 2012 | 22:44 BST
Miles Jacobson, studio head of Football Manager developer Sports Interactive, has sunk rumours of major closures at Sega’s European arm.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 10:27 GMT
The announcement yesterday of tax breaks for the UK games industry will “incetivise” publishers from around the world to invest in the British games industry, TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told VG247.
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 | 14:54 GMT
Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson has said that there’s “still a lot of work to do” in terms of getting the games industry the recognition it deserves, both “in the business world, and in education”.
Fri, Dec 31, 2010 | 16:46 GMT
Following news that Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list, the developer has told VG247 that the recognition is “important” for the games industry as a whole.
Thu, May 20, 2010 | 11:51 BST
Wed, Apr 01, 2009 | 23:10 BST
Football Manager Live is doing well and going according to plan, according to Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson.
So far, the game has grown to 23 game worlds with 1,000 users each. Jacobson’s pleased as punch.
“It’s going alright. The Sega ops team is being very proactive in launching new worlds when existing ones are full,” Jacobson told GI.biz.
“So it’s kind of going to plan – obviously if it was going perfectly we’d have 1 billion subscribers playing,” he joked, “and eventually 6 billion, but realistically with the economy the way it is we’re doing pretty well. We’re certainly doing well enough for SEGA to keep pushing us with more content, and certainly the flexibility of the business model is there.”
Full thing through the link.
Thu, Dec 18, 2008 | 12:31 GMT
MCV’s reporting that Football Manager Live will launch on January 23, at a cost of £30.
The retail game comes complete with a whopping four months’ free play.
“Football Manager Live is a very different game to Football Manager – imagine a cross between Football Manager, fantasy league, eBay and social networking and you’ll be just about there,” said Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson.
“We’re targeting a slightly more mass market audience than with the Football Manager series. If FM is The Times’ sports section, then FM Live is the Daily Mirror’s sports section, and is the perfect game for the lapsed FM gamer who doesn’t have the time to put into FM Live’s older brother anymore.”
More through there.
Mon, Dec 08, 2008 | 14:01 GMT
Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson has declined to remark on a 2/10 IGN US review for Football Manager 2009, saying criticism of the piece is best left to user comments.
“I’m not a reviewer and therefore don’t think it’s my place to critique critique’s, nor am I likely to be anything but biased,” he said.
“Therefore I’ll leave the comments to the people who are playing the game and are commenting on the website about the review.”
IGN US published the review on Friday, closing with: “The menus are complex and difficult to navigate, graphics are terrible, the sound is non-existent and there is no traditional gameplay to speak of. I couldn’t imagine why anybody would prefer Worldwide Soccer Manager to FIFA 09 or Pro Evolution Soccer 2009.”
IGN UK gave the game 9.1/10, saying the game “is still easily the most in-depth, enjoyable and addictive way to pretend you manage a football team.”
The fans have been less than appreciative of the American review.
“This is without a doubt the worst review in the history of the site,” said one, with another adding, “This is easily one of the most ill-informed reviews I’ve read in the last several years.”
IGN’s score has dragged the game’s Metacritic average down significantly: it now rests at 74 percent.
Fri, Nov 14, 2008 | 22:01 GMT
Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson just sent word that all issues with Football Manager 2009 authentication have now been resolved.
So go win a cup, or something.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 | 18:15 GMT
Sega’s announced that Football Manager 2009 is gold.
The publisher also released minimum specs this afternoon. Get them after the break.
The game’s getting a demo on November 2.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 13:13 BST
The Football Manager 2009 YouTube reveal appears to have worked. According to Sega this afternoon, more than 165,000 people have watched two videos about the new features in the latest version of the soccer management sim since they were released on Wednesday.
“It’s great to finally be able to announce the new features for the Football Manager series,” said Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson.
“Making a web TV show to do this was a bit of a gamble, but one that has definitely paid off looking at the stats we’ve seen so far, and the feedback we’ve had so far on the new features has been incredibly positive, which is exciting to see.”
Press release, and the movies in question, after the break.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 06:56 BST
Speaking to Videogamer.com, Sports Interactive front man Miles Jacobson has confirmed there won’t be any console editions of Football Manager 2009 because the Xbox 360 version of FM08 had a “crap” interface.
“We thought we’d improved a lot last year. It was still too hard to use. So we decided to have at least a year off on the 360 this year,” he said.
“The good news is that there’s been one game that was similar to us on the PC that’s come out and really nailed a good control system for quite a complicated system, which was Civilization Revolution. So we’ll probably look at it again in the future.
“But we really wanted to concentrate on the 3D engine this year and getting that nailed and the other improvements that have gone in rather than thinking about the consoles this year.”
More through the link.
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 | 20:42 BST
Speaking to Evo Gamer, Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson has confirmed that Football Manager Live is almost complete. Ish.
“We’re pretty close to finishing the first iteration now, as in the code that will be released,” he said. “The game will likely never be ‘finished’ because, like FM, there are loads of ideas for features, and we are taking a stance of ‘constant development,’ meaning that there will be new features and updates every few months for those that subscribe to the game, which will be part of the subscription.”
The MMO version of the nonsensically successful football management simulation has been in beta for many moons, so news the game is nearing a releasable form will be welcome to fans. Much more through the link, and more from Miles soon, hopefully.