SCEA has released some additional details on MLB 13: The Show relating to a new “Universal Profile” and throwback uniforms that will be available. Given that it is mid-December, when typically only cover athlete and basic features have been discussed in the past, the news makes for interesting information to digest before the bigger features are to be revealed beginning in January. An initial features list has already made its way out.
The Universal Profile will track progress in MLB 13 while also displaying any information from recent years of playing the series. It shows off the “XP” earned in each mode providing a sense of where time has been spent along with recent results, overall win-loss record, and other statistics. This is probably a first step towards the day when Franchise and Road to the Show progress will be able to roll over to the next release instead of being forced to start from scratch every year. Sports game developers have working towards being able to offer such as option but as of yet none have been able to produce such a breakthrough.
The company also noted that each team in MLB 13 will have two throwback options to wear and over 30 of them will be new to the series. Throwbacks that have been singled out include the 1908 Red Sox and 1934 Reds. In the FB album check out screenshots of a few of them along with a look at the Universal profile.