MLB Today Season Mode Now (Partially) Working in MLB 2K12

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

The MLB season has been underway for two weeks and finally MLB 2K12’s main new mode has started to look like what was advertised. Having on two occasions now detailed that MLB Today Season was not even functioning it was critical that 2K Sports get it running properly. Some headway appears to have been made early this week but the mode still isn’t fulfilling the promises the company set. 

Starting pitchers and lineups are coming through in more accurate fashion now in MLB Today Season. The proper starters are usually being presented for the day’s match-ups and the correct batting order and starters are better represented. MLB Today data has finally started to come through as well. That’s just as important considering the mode is completely data-reliant and the excellent commentary relies on it.

What still doesn’t make sense are big factors like why are the Mariners there 2-2 in “My Season” when I haven’t actually played any of the games? Actually regardless it should be the same amount as MLB Today. This is the case with all the test seasons I have set up. The Marlins for example have 3 games in “My Season” and “MLB Today” totals 5. The Mariners should be 3-3 as shown by the MLB Today data. The discrepancy is a huge problem.

It had become a known issue that user-completed stats were way out of whack and whether that remains the case has to be further investigated. Taking a look at the stats delivered so far through the service they appear accurate – but given the lesser amount of games played in “My Season” vs “MLB Today” they are missing games worth of data without explanation. All games also appear to be played during the day rather than taking the real start times into consideration.

The reliability of the mode is definitely in question after the fumbled start which may have already dissuaded those who had some level of interest in playing along with the season from making that time investment. 2K right now appears to primarily be focused on the $1 million contest rather than fulfilling the advertised features that consumers actually paid for from the product. Such could easily be seen in their lack of concern over the mode not working at all for the first two weeks. They aren’t going to be attentive should more issues arise. Given the series is unlikely to be around this time next year the motivation to provide a solid product has all but completely dissipated.

  • ryan

    Hey Pasta…any news, ANY news on a patch for the Show? I’m waiting to start my franchise cause the gametimes are all screwed up. Any news whatsoever?

    • Pirates1fan

      I don’t like that either, but if I were you I would just deal with it. I am, and though it is a little dissapointing, it still doesn’t make much of a difference.

  • I’m waiting on a story for The Show’s online connectivity a month after it was release…

  • J.Smith

    More broken and unfulfilled promises by 2K? I’m not surprised.

    • cubs223425

      No, he’s overreacting. It’s working pefectly for me now. It just took them a little time to nail down a new game mode. Why are people so surprised by the fact that a new, untested feature wasn’t spot-on perfect yet?

      He wants to keep throwing every negative he can at 2K, while The Show can’t do online play–something that’s now nearing a decade old–right.

      The mode is functioning as-expected on my end. I haven’t checked if it updated yesterday’s games (I’m the Cubs and was out of town to go to the game yesterday), but up until that point, it was all good.

  • Wake UP

    Another article promotion for EA, another bash to 2K. Typical Pastapadre reporting. Except when EA doesn’t follow through with their million promises, you wont read it on here. Get real man. You really consider this news worth wasting your time on? Post something relevant instead of nit picking at 2K Sports every chance you get.

    • Its pretty sad that someone would think companies shouldn’t be held accountable for their advertised features and promises!

      And of course what you are suggesting is completely false. Or else I wouldn’t have been accused of being too harsh by people like you on NCAA 12 last year.

      • Wake UP

        It is sad. Everytime someone brings up the fact how you stick up for EA, all you got is “Did you see how harsh I was on NCAA 12?” NCAA 12 was such a bad game that there wasn’t much choice but to criticize it. What improvements did NCAA make? All the improvements were totally flawed. I don’t understand you. You have the power that many of us consumers and fans of your website wish we had,yet your only contributions to sports gaming are you bias opinions.

    • Alj

      2K has brought any form of criticism upon themselves.  They have managed to destroy every franchise they have put their hands upon with the exception of the NBA 2K series which stands out as a model sports game on the current platforms. Perhaps 2K and EA could take a page out of that series’ playbook for coming iterations.

      • Wake UP

        I disagree. 2K has put out numerous great games. The game’s not good is MLB 2K. If they went back and made it the way the very first World Series Basball 2K was on Dreamcast, they woulden’t have any problems. That game was better than any other baseball game they have put out yet. Top Spin is good. NHL isn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be. And all their football games were great till EA bought out the NFL. The only big knock I see is the 2K series. It’s also another game that get’s unfair negative attention. Only reason it gets such a bad rap is because everyone likes to compare it to The Show.

  • Phil

    Mine shows EVERY day as a day off… Anyone else wit same prob?

    • Pierrethemonkey

      mine always show day off!! piss me off@@@ WTF

  • chuck

    The last three days mine just says “restoring default rosters” and then freezes

  • Mathew (CA)

    I’ve had this game for about 2 weeks now and have only been able to play THREE games on mlb today season. Whenever I go to load it (mlb today season) It gets to “restoring default rosters” and freezes. I’ve called 2k and they made it appear that my console is broken. When I told him that the console is new, the guy was honest and said “majority of the times BATCHES of games go out damaged.” What the hell…. this is stupid screw this series…