Soccer Manager – the Preston-based games studio backed by Mercia Technologies PLC – has launched its first game in China.
Live Super CSO is now available for download on a range of Chinese app stores and is due to be released in countries throughout Asia, and in Russia.
The launch comes a year after Soccer Manager signed a multi-million pound deal with Crazy Sports, the Beijing games publisher which is the official partner of the Chinese Super League.
Live Super CSO is the first of two games agreed under the deal, which is estimated by the Department of Industry and Trade to be worth up to £55.0million over five years. The Chinese firm has subsequently requested two more.
The new game is based on Soccer Manager’s existing Arena game and has taken 12 months to adapt and launch into the Chinese market.