Revenues up, losses down at Eidos

Solid financials for UK publisher as it reveals its forthcoming product strategy.
The SCi group, which includes the public-facing Eidos brand, revealed that revenues for the six months to December 31st 2006 stood at £74.5 million, up a healthy £24.4 million compared to the same period the previous year. Losses were reduced by £2 million year on year, and were announced to have totalled £17.9 million.

The SCi statement highlighted the £44.5 million investment, primary US distribution and licensing deal with Warner Bros alongside two UK number one products Just Cause and Battlestations Midway as notable successes for the year. The acquisition of Rockpool Games and Bluefish Media were also considered highlights in the six months up to December 31st 2006, alongside the establishing of a new development studio in Montreal.

SCi chief executive Jane Cavanagh also stated where the firm's immediate priorities lie in terms of releasing new titles.

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Neutral Gamer4751d ago (Edited 4751d ago )

Always good to see a UK publisher doing good, the UK games industry seems to be doing rather well. So when are we gonna see some UK themed games catered especially for us lot in the same way Japanese gamers get their own very idiosyncratic titles?

How about "England Fans vs. McClaren". A gritty FPS following angry football fans getting their bloody and justified revenge on the man who thought he could be manager!

P.S. Borat for Manager - that banner cracked me up when I saw it on the BBC last night!