Pay what you want for Champ. Man.
Big news today- Championship Manager has decided to try the In Rainbows experiment.
Short of a £2.50 transaction fee, you can pay exactly what you want for Champ. Man. 2010. You have to pre-order it before the 10th of September if you want that price.
The update packs, one per month during the season to reflect changes in the leagues, injuries, transfers and so on, will cost you money (£5 for six updates) so they do have a revenue stream. I wonder how this experiment will fare compared to In Rainbows. Possibly not as well, but Champ Man tends to rocket to the top of the charts on release and stay there so we shall see.
This is good news. Maybe other developers will consider this sort of pricing scheme.
Found via RPS.
I'm not too familiar with Championship Manager. Did they always charge monthly for roster stuff?
I believe that Football Manager has been outselling championship manager in the latest iterations. Which is why they are trying these kinds of sales innovations at all. UK chart track link (the weeks either side are even worse for champ manager):
Injuries, bookings and every going-on in several European leagues is yours in those updates. Looks to be one payment gets you all six as they are released. As to the charging, I'm not sure. The press release indicates that this is a new feature.
Originally Posted by Telefrog
Dan: ah, so it has. Well, that makes more sense now.
Yeah, Championship Manager has been the also-ran ever since Eidos bought the license from the guys who now make Football Manager for Sega.
It's still really big, though. I'd buy this for a few quid if there was a Mac version.
This game is SO BAD. They have some interesting ideas but i doubt they'll ever implement them without problems.
The only thing they did in the last 2 years(there was non CM9) was build the graphic engine to hide the hideous match engine.
Example of the awesome match engine : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9HpiXYnHS8 :(
Football Manager for the win. It's not even close.