Sega scores Sports Interactive

UK-based Football Manager developer acquired by Sega Europe; SI working on new Out of the Park Baseball, NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager.

Sega Europe has today announced its acquisition of developer Sports Interactive. Best known for its Football Manager (Worldwide Soccer Manager in North America) series, the London-based software house--which previously worked on the Championship Manager games published by Eidos--will now develop exclusively for Sega, with upcoming games including Football Manager 2006 for the Xbox 360 and Football Manager Handheld for the PlayStation Portable.

"[Sega Europe] was right for the next chapter in Sports Interactive's history, with more releases from the studio this year than ever before," commented Miles Jacobson, managing director of Sports Interactive.

In addition to the aforementioned football management games, upcoming games from Sports Interactive include Out of the Park Baseball and the next installment of the NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager series.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Did you enjoy this article?

Sign In to Upvote

13 comments
comthitnuong
comthitnuong

when saying football do they mean football or soccer?

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Who wrote this article? Guy Cocker? Nice article, Mr. Cocker. Mr. Cocker, you seem very knowledgable about this subject. Do you mind if I call you Mr. Cocker? C'mon! With a name like that you know the guy's gotta have a sense of humor! :P

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Just don't forget your fans - make me more Outrun, Sonic, Panzer Dragoon, Sega Rally and Shenmue, please.

Dico_basic
Dico_basic

as long as Football Manager isn't affected. In the UK Sports Interactive are massive after their extremely famous Championship Manager series, it's too bad they were robbed by Eidos, who then ruined the name forever of Championship manager...god people talk about oblivion being time consuming but CM was thee most addictive series ever! Rock on Sega and as the other guy said DO NOT forget Shenmue, the greatest game of all time IMO, or definately of this generation. Halo, GTA, Oblivion pffft.

birdinflight
birdinflight

It's not all that surprising, since Sega was distributing some of their titles beforehand. I just hope that they don't do anything to impede the quality of the product that Sports Interactive does. The depth that they offer is something that EA and 2K could never even dream of.

balindos
balindos

Lets go Sega. They make quality games compared to EA.

Aura
Aura

lol @ EA comment. Sega is nowhere near as cash infused as EA is. They are just trying to be more competitive. They've mentioned that it was difficult to start up their own internal studios in the other article- this just makes smart business sense to them- and for that- I salute their efforts.

TryMe01
TryMe01

Here comes the next EA...

Lewis-Morgan
Lewis-Morgan

Football Manager/Sonic crossover? Well sounds better then Shadow the Hedgehog.

Lauryn2000
Lauryn2000

Out of the Park Baseball,sports interactive,what's Sega Europe up to?

Sandman100
Sandman100

What Sega planning from buying all they companies in the same day. Or they planning a war. In the video game world.

guthwulf_de
guthwulf_de

secret level, sports interactive... sega seems to be very hungry these days. hopefully they don't forget the next shenmue they promised me ;)