However, 989 isn\'t helping Sony much right now. With 2 crappy looking games (3 if you include that college basketball game coming as well), they are an embaressment to Sony\'s first party developers which include Polyphony Digital, Studio Soho and Studio Liverpool (developers of great looking games like Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec, Getaway, and Wipeout Fusion).
Next year\'s version should be better though. I don\'t think 989 is stupid enough to think that these games will pass the next gen test with Madden 2002 coming out. Also, given that an extra month saw improvements on the college football games over Gameday gameplay debochals, I believe these games were simply rushed. These games seemed to come out of nowhere, and boom, released the next month or so. Give it time, it could be up to par with Madden. As it stands, pure crap.