Online Home Run Derby in MLB 12: The Show Still Missing in Action

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

One mystery surrounding MLB 12: The Show has been it’s Online Home Run Derby mode which even now in mid-April remains absent from the game. Granted it was not highly promoted, and actually I could only find one reference to it from the company and a flash of it in a trailer, but it’s still a feature that some anticipated taking advantage of that has not been delivered.

Based on some comments out of SCEA in response to consumer inquries the mode was left inactive at launch to protect against increasing the server load to an extent that would damage the standard online experience. Not that online could get much worse and taking away features is not the answer – nor does it explain why it’s over a month later and has yet to be turned on.