Championship Manager suffers amid epic piracy
Apparently, Eidos and Beautiful Game Studios' Championship Manager series suffers under the weight of an epic piracy rate in the region of 90%. That's the word from the developer's Roy Meredith, speaking with CVG.
"That’s not just a number in the air, we can measure it and we know that there are a huge amount of pirated copies," explained the general manager.
"There’s a real issue around DRM … I’d love to defeat pirates, but actually, with all this mess on Spore and Football Manager, which I haven’t been able to play this year… I spent about three hours trying to go through this registration process and I really want to play it but I’ve got other things to do with my life.
"There are actually other ways of dealing with piracy too. One is to compete price-wise. We haven’t got to pay royalties to Sony or Microsoft, so we can go into territories and price compete."
Eidos are hoping that 2009 will mark a dramatic resurgence in the series' fortunes, with Football Manager now the market leader by some margin.