THQ reaches for the Sky
Don't press the Red Button!
THQ and HotGen Studios have announced a new deal with satellite operator Sky to launch an online football management game called (imaginatively enough) Sky Sports Football Manager. Launching in August, the subscription-based game will give you the chance to manage a wide range of English soccer teams and compete against both computer-controlled sides and other human players, with statistics for thousands of footballers from around the world included.
THQ are promising "a quantum leap in gameplay and gaming technology", with support for "emerging wireless and digital technologies to expand players' accessibility and gaming experience". This will be backed up the substantial clout of Sky Sports, which will be marketing the game through their websites, television channels and other publications. For more details, read the press release.