McNabb scores cover for NFL GameDay 2002.
Sony has recently announced that superstar Donovan McNabb has signed as the cover athlete to represent 989 Studiosí NFL GameDay 2002. The developers at 989 Studios believe McNabb is the perfect combination of talent and star appeal, and hope that his presence will deliver a solid following toward the GameDay series.
"Donovan McNabb exemplifies the tonality and competitive spirit of NFL GameDay 2002," said Kelly Ryan, director, sports product development. "He has the ability to step to the line of scrimmage and take over a game with his skill and sheer athletic ability. Whether he is scrambling out of the pocket and launching a touchdown pass or juking a defender to pick up a first down, like NFL GameDay 2002, Donovan McNabb is unadulterated excitement on the gridiron and we are proud to have him on the cover of NFL GameDay 2002."
NFL GameDay 2002 features a new, state-of-the-art animation engine and exclusive multi player motion-capture technology, translating into realistic tackling sequences and blocking animations. Hopefully, this will be a drastic improvement to the below average performance given by 989 Studios in their first attempt on the PS2. While enduring strong competition from Madden 2001, GameDay still had a very difficult time appealing to fans of the genre. Whether or not a game possesses a star athlete is irrelevant. NFL GameDay will have to display some the most innovative aspects that the series has ever seen.
7/2/2001 Matt Stensrud