Eidos plc: Championship Manager 5 and Strategic Review Update
LONDON, Oct. 18, 2004: Further to the announcement on 2nd August 2004, the release of the PC version of Championship Manager 5 will not now take place in October. Eidos (LSE: EID.L; NASDAQ: EIDSY) is continuing to work towards release of the PC version of the game shortly before Christmas, although this may extend into the New Year. As previously stated, the much anticipated XBox and PS2 versions of Championship Manager 5 remain firmly on track for release in Spring 2005 and the online version will be available through subscription shortly after the PC game's release.
The Board of Eidos also confirms that it is continuing to pursue discussions in relation to the possible sale of the Company and is currently in the process of selecting a preferred counterparty. There can be no certainty at this stage whether or not this will lead to an offer being made for the Company. Further information will be provided to the market, as appropriate, in due course.
Eidos is the largest video games publisher and developer of entertainment software in the UK. It has publishing operations across Europe (France, Germany, Spain and the UK) and in the US, Japan and Australia. It also has significant development studio expertise, both internal and external, in Europe and the US.
Eidos plc is a public limited company registered in England (number 2501949). Its Ordinary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: EID.L) and, in the form of American Depositary Shares, on the NASDAQ National Market (symbol: EIDSY). Further information on the Company can be found at www.eidos.com.
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