NFL 2K2 released on PS2
Sega Sports has officially announced the release of NFL 2K2 for the Playstation 2. This will be the first sports title released by Sega on a different console. New elements added to the PS2 title will include enhanced quarterback AI, more realistic tackle animations, detailed facial textures, and improved animation and overall graphics. The PS2 version is expected to do as well as the Dreamcast version and hopefully attract a similar following.†
"The launch of Sega Sports NFL 2K2 on the PlayStation 2 marks a major step for Sega toward our goal of becoming the leading third-party publisher worldwide," said Chris Gilbert, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Sega of America. "The NFL 2K franchise has set many standards in the industry for realism and quality of gameplay, and it has been a top seller for Sega on the Dreamcast. We're excited to bring this franchise to the PlayStation 2 and introduce Sega Sports to an expanded, multiplatform audience for the first time."
"Our development team has been able to harness the power of the PlayStation 2 system to develop a game that is not only incredibly rich in graphical detail, but also provides the gamer with significantly enhanced gameplay, and features," said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts. "From the lifelike animated faces of the players to the new gameplay animations on the field, Sega Sports NFL 2K2 has the moves, look, and feel of the NFL like no other football video game."
11/21/2001 Matt Stensrud