Eidos Interactive announced their preliminary results yesterday, with the company returning to profitability after losses of over 15m, and a 30% increase in turnover.

Biggest news was that Eidos and Sports Interactive are to part company after Championship Manager: Season 03/04 is completed, with SI keeping the source code and player database, and Eidos keeping the rights to the series - allowing for season updates to follow in the future.

However less reported news was the fact that Eidos appear to have dropped all future Gamecube titles from their release schedule, with not a single mention of either "Nintendo" or "Gamecube" in their report.

Eidos CEO Mike McGarvey said "Growth estimates out there for 12 month forward looking growth are between 10 per cent and 15 per cent. We think PlayStation2 is going to lead that growth. We've got our biggest focus on the PS2 platform". McGarvey also believes that the PS3 and a follow up to the Xbox won't be seen until 2006 at the earliest.

The dropping of support for Gamecube isn't the first that we've seen, with retailer Argos removing the range from their latest catalogue, and Codemasters stopping the development of titles on the format to focus on other formats instead. It will now be interesting to see if other publishers follow the lead and also slim down their support for the console, and if a price cut can help improve retailers views on the machine.

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