The game will be free to play in the browser of any PC or Mac compatible with Adobe® Flash Player 10. MLB Manager(TM) Online will require no downloads or installation to play.
"MLB Manager Online represents an important step forward in SEGA's goal of expanding into the digital gaming space and providing fans with exciting new ways to enjoy their favorite sport," said Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business of SEGA of America. "We are thrilled to offer them free access to a fully licensed and engaging online baseball experience. "
"SEGA is a respected publisher in the games space, and we are excited to partner with them in their first foray into the realm of a full-scale browser and interactive media sports game in these territories. Sega's interactive media MLB-focused game will provide MLB fans with an exciting platform via which they can enjoy America's national pastime," said Alex Pigeon, vice president of international at MLBAM.
"Partnering with Sega to bring MLB Manager Online to baseball fans is an exciting prospect. SEGA has seen successful in Europe with their Football Manager title and we hope to carry that success over to MLB Manager Online here with a solid and entertaining product." said Mike Amin, Director of Interactive Games, Internet and Business Partnerships at MLBPA.
MLB Manager(TM) Online is scheduled for a full product launch in March 2011 in the United States, Canada, Japan and South Korea. Applications to participate in the closed beta are available now on the official website: http://mlbmanageronline.com.
About SEGA® Corporation
SEGA® Corporation is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operations. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® Corporation's Web site is located at http://sega.jp.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA's global website site is located at www.sega.com/us