Championship Manager 5 Delay Confirmed

Eidos has today confirmed the rumors that Championship Manager 5 will not be released in October as planned. The PC version of the game may now ship “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 [separate] online version will be available through subscription shortly after the PC game’s release.”

This may come as bad news to Eidos but the guy down at Sports Interactive and Sega must be kicking footballs down the corridors in delight as they plan to release competing title Football Manager 2005 on November 5th. Their title will now have a huge advantage due to this delay as it will be on the shelves at least a month if not more before it competitor.