3DO Europe today announced that the eagerly-awaited Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 will be published for PlayStation on 24th November, in time for the festive season.
In a concerted effort to release the title to PlayStation Player Managers in time for Christmas, the game developers at Anco were working on an all-new state of the art engine for Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 even before its predecessor hit the streets in April.
On top of an 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.
Over 122 new player motion captures, new player models and dynamics and stadium environments will deliver true-to-life representations of player tactics as each game is played in real-time, while enhanced post-match statistics will give an at-a-glance guide to how well those tactics worked.
An all-new set-piece designer, three different match modes, full kit design facility and vastly improved tactics designer will also guarantee PlayStation Managers will be fiddling and tweaking their joypads for months to come.
"Player Manager gives a real insight into what management is all about," commented Ferguson.
A new control system, making full use of the PlayStation controller, means all menus and game areas are easily accessible, while fully updated clubs and kits for season 2000-2001 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.
Al these innovative features have been topped off with unique game content input and an in-game end of season evaluation as a Player Manager from Ferguson himself.
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 will be published by 3DO Europe for PlayStation on 24th November, priced £29.99. PS2 and PC CD-ROM versions will also be published in early 2001.