Your Thoughts On What Has Been Shown of MLB 14: The Show on PS4

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Posted April 15th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

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SCEA has long made it known that the PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14: The Show would be essentially the same feature wise as the PS3. Instead of changing around a formula that has largely worked for several years they’d primarily focus instead on enhancing the visuals. There is a good deal of excitement around the title with fans having planned in advance by purchasing the PS4 knowing it was the only place baseball would be present.

The exceptional visuals have been evident from the gameplay videos and trailers the company has released. However it has also left some, especially those with the PS3 version, wondering if the upgrade is worthwhile this year. Other anticipated technical advances like faster loading times don’t appear to be coming with the PS4 and no one would be wise to make the assumption that online play will be any better.

Vote in the poll and leave any additional thoughts in the comments. With three weeks until release where does the PS4 version fit in your plans?

  • krill

    After seeing the PS4 stuff Im fine with staying PS3 this year. Why buy the same game twice.

  • James

    i got it for the vita its fun this is the 1st year i tried R2S its fun cant figure out how to do player lock

  • Mike

    My original plan was to buy a PS4 after The Show release date.. After watching the video I’m going to purchase the PS3 version and buy a PS4 for the NHL 15 release. The improved graphics actually make the game look worse because the clipping and floating issues stand out so much more. I also saw frame rate drops, which is bizarre, and the lead developer who couldn’t play his own game embarrassed himself, as did Hunter Pence, and the super annoying host.. It was a tragic reveal for a game that a lot of people were very excited about.

    • Details

      Yeah they really need to address the clipping/morphing. I was really hoping Next Gen would take that leap forward in these areas & hopefully it still can. As graphics continue to improve, these type of issues will stand out even more. I won’t be truly impressed by Next Gen sports games until things like clipping, sliding, floating, etc…are eliminated completely.

  • mrcultureshock

    I saw the live stream and was kind of disappointed by how similar the gameplay looked. I’m gonna wait a bit more and see what the new gameplay footage reveals.

  • Keith.

    I was really surprised to see Russell say over on OS that there are only 75 people on the Show’s dev team, covering PS3, PS4 and Vita. It really is amazing what they’re able to do with such a small group, compared to other dev teams. Their passion for the sport really shows.

    • HustlinOwl

      In that same vain, not very encouraging to hear that he only plays for two weeks following release. Maybe if more played online would be able to see its flaws and no need for the ridiculous bug reporting system they have.

    • Keith.

      Thanks to WhiteM5 over at OS for posting this link to the full 6 hour IGN video. I only saw the first hour or so the other day with Pence and Puig, and I’ve only watched a half hour or so of the new footage so far, but wow…what a beautiful game. Can’t wait to see it with all the presentation stuff maxed, rather than the fast play/quick counts footage shown, but even still, it looks fantastic.

      At the 1:25:25 mark, finally got to see the pitcher looking the runner back at 2nd base…don’t know how many years I’ve been wanting them to add that. Really adds to the immersion factor for me to have the pitcher looking back the runners, rather than just focusing entirely on the hitter as in years past. Great stuff.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6-bXiyqi7k

  • MoneyMayweather

    Who really gives a S*** same game different system.

  • cepwin

    I’m planning on taking advantage of the trade up program…and get the Gamestop deal for those who bought the PS3 version from them.

  • HustlinOwl

    Have PS3, but used primarily as multimedia device for now. Come on May 6th

  • Skihawks

    I don’t think the vids do the game justice. BF4 is a good example. It looks way better on my TV than the vids depicted.

    I think the gameplay will be familiar but the visuals will be the icing on the cake.

  • mikemck09

    If you own a both a PS4 and PS3, I don’t see why you would complain about buying the same game twice. It was kind of in your hands to have a fresh experience on next gen for MLB 14. I will be picking it up, it’s still a stellar game especially with the OS rosters and slider sets that the guys put together.

  • Skopin

    I’m actually a little disappointed in the graphics. After seeing what NBA 2k was able to do graphically, I really expected The Show to be over the top. I’m not saying it doesn’t look good, but it’s not up to what I was expecting.

    I’m still waiting for that sports game that can get the uniforms to fit properly and have good cloth physics. I think that’s what catches my attention the most. The skin tones and facial hair look great, and the stadiums look phenomenal. But the uniforms look too static in comparison, and they don’t seem to rest on the players’ bodies.

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