Eidos, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces an online version of the number one selling football management simulation Championship Manager. Championship Manager Online will be playable at www.cm-online.com through subscription from January 2005.
Championship Manager Online is a stand-alone massive multiplayer online football management simulation. As well as testing your managerial skills against thousands of human opponents, the game offers a “buddy league” mode that lets you compete in a league against just your friends. Championship Manager Online is being developed by online games specialist Jadestone in conjunction with Beautiful Game Studios, developer of the PC version of Championship Manager.
Championship Manager Online will provide the realism and depth that have become hallmarks of the series. Choose to manage a club from one of six national leagues (England, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Germany and France) dealing with everything from transfers and tactics to training. New leagues will be added and the game will be continually updated to reflect changes in the real-world of football. You can also be kept informed of your team’s progress at all times via SMS. Within the game, users are grouped together in separate “worlds” meaning that there can only ever be one of each player and club in each individual world.
Jonathan Kemp, European managing director of Eidos says: “Championship Manager Online is the latest part of our strategy of making the Championship Manager brand a constant part of every football fans life. Offering an online version will help attract new fans to the series as well as provide existing fans the opportunity to test their managerial skills against human opposition to see who the real Championship Manager is.”
For further information visit www.cm-online.com