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Alex Ferguson defects to France

UbiSoft picks up publishing rights for next Ferguson Player Manager game

UbiSoft's licensing bandits have struck again, this time stealing publishing rights for the next installment in the Alex Ferguson's Player Manager series from under the noses of 3DO. The deal with developers Anco Software will see UbiSoft handling next year's Player Manager 2002 on PC, PSX and PS2, with the first two due out in the spring and the latter at the end of next year. Promised features include a bigger database featuring the latest information on 35,000 players, 500 teams and their key management staff. How this will stack up against the might of Championship Manager, which is entering the console market with an Xbox outing in the spring, remains to be seen. Related Feature - UbiSoft's Angels

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