NFL 2K1 was is the sequel to the fairly well-received Dreamcast launch title, NFL 2K. Released exclusively on the Dreamcast and developed by Visual Concepts, NFL 2K1 added several gameplay changes, some graphical upgrades, a franchise mode, updatable rosters, and perhaps most importantly, online play via the Internet.
By using the Dreamcast 56k modem, players were able to play a home console football game online for the first time. In-game chat was possible if you had the Dreamcast Keyboard. Players could also download roster updates throughout the season for the first time. There were 3 three regions and each region had 10 to 12 city-specific servers to select from to keep players close to each other and keep lag down.
- Online Multi-player for up to 8 total players (4 on each console)
- Enhanced running game with new blocking, juke, and power moves
- Franchise Mode
- Over 2,000 motion-captured animations
- Realistic team playbooks
- Online roster updates