Anco today announced the exclusive signing of Sir Alex Ferguson, the biggest name in football management, to Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001, the biggest
name in football management simulation, due to be published for PlayStation in November 2000 and PS2 and PC CD-ROM in April 2001.
Sir Alex, awarded an OBE in 1984 and knighted in 1999, has never been involved in computer game development on any other title before and will also be liasing with Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 developer Anco, as a game consultant, studying in-game tactics and player data.
'Sir Alex is the most influential name in football management and we felt that he was the only figure who could take the Player Manager brand to a new level of technical achievement and success,' commented Simon Alty, European Marketing Director, 3DO Europe. 'This is an incredibly important title in the 3DO line-up
and Sir Alex's vast experience and prestige both on and off the field are an invaluable asset to its development and marketing potential.'
On top of the all-new game engine, over 50 major changes and new features are being programmed into Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 to enhance the menu
system, speed up the pace and accessibility of in-game options, and offer a totally realistic feel to that build up of tension to match day.
New motion capture techniques, player dynamics and stadium environments will deliver true-to-life representations of tactics as each game is played in real-time, while enhanced post-match statistics will give you an at-a-glance guide to how well those tactics worked.
A new control system, making full use of the PlayStation(r) Controller, means all menus and game areas are easily accessible, while added team and player information and a wider allocation of foreign players available on the transfer market look set to make Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 the most
comprehensive football management sim on the market.
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 will be published by 3DO Europe for PlayStation in November 2000 and PS2 and PC CD-ROM in April 2001.