Sports Interactive, the developer of the hugely popular Championship Manager series, have announced today that Sega will be the exclusive publisher of all their titles during the next five years.


Eastside Hockey Manager will be the first title published under the agreement during this summer, and will be followed by Football Manager 2005 which is due for release in during the final quarter of the year, and presumably to coincide with the start of the new football season.

With several football management titles due to be on the market by the end of this year including Eidos' Championship Manager, EA's Total Club Manager and now Sega's Football Manager 2005 just to name a few, it'll be somewhat of a battle between them to see who can come out as being best - we're putting our pools coupon money on the former Championship Manager developers to do fairly well.


More details about the upcoming Sports Interactive titles can be found on the website, and we'll bring further details of both titles nearer their release.

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