David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, "We believe PureSim Baseball is the best and most flexible simulation of baseball available to fans of the sport. Whether you want to be the manager, the owner or build a fantasy league with players from different time periods and watch them improve, age and retire, PureSim Baseball can do it all."
PureSim Baseball 2005 allows you to choose how much you want to do. You can play out each at bat in every game or focus on the financial or statistical aspects. Creating a league can be as easy as a simple three step wizard and allows fictional or real players from any season since 1871 with PureSim's integrated support for the free Lahman 2004 MLB player database. Career play allows you to keep going for as many seasons as you like. Multiplayer support is included, run an entire league with other players!
Shaun Sullivan, Designer and Developer of PureSim Baseball, stated, "It has always been my goal to introduce PureSim Baseball to as many gamers as possible. Matrix Games has a strong record with strategy and simulation games and I feel that the PureSim community will grow and be well supported thanks to this relationship."
PureSim Baseball 2005 also allows detailed statistical analysis, allowing multiple replays for checking lineup combinations, a full almanac system and metrics, full player editor support and unattended simulation features. Every pitch is tracked, with reports such as Runs Created 27 (RC/27), Relative Batting Average, Pitching Runs, Park Factors, Defensive Independent Percentage, and more. Add-in support allows the creation of mods that plug directly into the game.