Details on Patch Released for MLB 14: The Show on PS4 and PS3

Posted July 17th, 2014 at 12:15 pm


SCEA today released the first patch for the PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14: The Show with the fixes also being applied to the PS3 version which is now on its second. It’s a significant update that would appear to address many of the issues people have had with the game since its release in early May (PS4) and the beginning of April (PS3).

Areas impacted by the patch include online play (will have to sufficiently evaluate to determine effectiveness), the misaligned strike zone specific to the PS4, and a whole lot more. 

General online synching and stability.
Play results are now consistent on both users machines.
Fielder synching issues across two users online now fixed.
Batter desync when batter calls time.
Balks or balls in the dirt no longer cause hang.
Ball deflected collision on defensive players now consistent on both user screens.
Late fielding dives no longer cause the game to hang online.
Fielding decisions and throws are now consistent on both player screens.
Late Bunt (and bunts pulled back) and swing attempts now give the same game result
Check swing improvements to online gameplay
Challenge of the Week pitcher settings no longer carrying over from any other game mode.
Timing issues with pausing the game and guess pitching at the same time.
Stealing home while batter takes strike 3 for the 3rd out issue fixed.
Ball 4 resulting in a walk on a wild pitch and trying to advance the runner on first issue fixed.
Fixed infrequent end of online game crash at closing on-screen-display graphic.
Fixed rare instance of on-screen bright color/black corruption affecting stadiums and players.
Fixed very rare corrupted player faces issue. This would show up as dark splotches and patches. This happened in certain player substitutions in Franchise mode Spring Training.
In Game Options for Camera changes are now saved when reloading the game.
Road to the Show crash when loading into Batting practice addressed
At-bat ambient Organ music addressed (wasn’t playing when intended)
Custom Music applied to all players now properly working.
First HR in a Franchise game issue no longer stating “First Career HR” every time.
Umpire balls, strikes and 3rd strike audio calls now playing properly and consistently
With Music Mode on, stealing a base no longer skips the song track.
Andrelton Simmons face fixed!
Home Run Derby can now be entered during the install, once the needed assets are loaded.
Bernie Brewer now seen after a Home Run in Miller Park.
Addressed Strike Zone size on PS4 that cause ball/strike calls to appear very wrong.
Analog throw meter difficulty balanced on all levels.
Fixed issue with repeated jumping near pop-up causing the runner to take off for next base.
All Vault screens should now default to rating (no longer sorted by user name).
Diamond Dynasty> My Bids fix to prevent a crash when users have more than 500 transactions.
Online score posting fix to prevent lost online game scores and data.
Addressed Login/Boot-up crash sometimes occurring when logging in during peak hours.
Fixed Diamond Dynasty “vs cpu” pre-game line-up crash that could happen before proceeding into the game load.
The Show Live Double Header games now have crowds for both games.
Diamond Dynasty and The Show Live issue fixed where some players were showing Headley (PS4) and Jeter (PS3) heads on certain players.

  • Bobby L. Spencer

    When are they going to fix Yoenis Cespedes and Manny Machado?

    • KMillsZ19o

      Fix them how?

      • Daquan

        Their faces look nothing like themselves in real life. Also Adam Jones seems to have that problem too. Faces are supposed to get better on the PS4, not worse.


    Haha…more than 3.5 months and 1/2 way through the baseball season. Still no reinstatement of online co-op gameplay. What a joke!! This game remains useless to me. It is the sole reason I refuse to support Sony by purchasing their products. No PS4 or MLB 15 for me. After dealing with this years BS release I refuse to be duped into investing another cent towards this company as they were unwilling to address or even acknowledge their consumers concerns regarding the problems that plagued this game.

    • Ryan Schechtman

      That seems a bit of an extreme reaction over one missing feature.

      • D-DAWG-ROCKS

        I have not interest in playing offline. I have no interest in playing head to head online. The only reason I ever played the show was co-op with a couple friends and my brother that all root for the same team. The fact that I can no longer do that renders this years release completely useless to not only me but those that I used to play with.
        This game should never have even hit the store shelves in the unplayable state that it was in. Either that or they should have marketed it at a discounted price right off the bat and made consumers aware that online play was a complete mess. You can’t tell me they didn’t know about it.
        I refuse to invest $400 in a new system, $70 in a second controller, $60 for MLB 15, $75 for a headset, $55 for online subscription, etc…… Just to play next years release. Fool me once, shame on me but fool me twice, not gonna happen!!!

        • Bidwellz9 .

          sucks for you, rtts, franchise all i need, mlb 15 you have my money

          • D-DAWG-ROCKS

            RTTS is lame and boring. Offline play against AI is no fun. Online is where it’s at but I prefer co-op. Too bad they didn’t have online co-op franchise. That would be the ultimate! Maybe MLB 16 will have that. lol. For now my guess is MLB 15 will be no different than 14 as far as visuals and features go. They’re gonna have to waste the rest of the time they have left trying to make 15 the game that 14 was intended to be. MLB 15 is sure to be exclusive to PS4 and after such a piss poor showing this year, I for one will not be suckered into investing in it next year. Especially when it would mean investing in an entire new system to do so.

          • keola

            Sell your playstation and games if you’re not happy. Crying and moaning about it on a website isn’t going to accomplish anything. Take your business elsewhere and go play another baseball game……oh wait…..

          • D-DAWG-ROCKS

            That would be ridiculous. I’ve invested literally thousands in PS3 and games, I will continue to play them for years to come. Just not MLB as it is the biggest piece of online shit to have ever been released!!
            Also, posting this info here may accomplish something. At the very least it will warn new consumers considering in investing in this product to think twice about it as well as remind those that were taken for $60 to think twice about supporting and reinvesting in next years release.

  • jake

    So they didn’t fix the dark backgrounds in the stadiums.

  • MCJedi1

    Hey Pasta, check out the new EA info on M15:

  • Skihawks

    Didn’t patch in classic stadiums on PS4?

  • Anthony Suriano

    just played an online game and fielders were warping all over the place. One time the LF and CF were both reaching to retrieve a ball on the ground and did this 4 times before one of them picked it up, and the other appeared farther away from the ball and came running in. The online bar was green when this happened. I’ll have it on YouTube, hopefully just a bad connection. The guy quit on me after the 1st inning, not sure if it was because of the score or the warping.

  • Jake Meyer

    Didn’t fix the Target Field clocks or angle of sun in day games.

  • grEm

    online play is still a disaster. just like always scea lies about making it better with every update.

    • Casor_Greener

      shame on you for falling for it

  • Ehhhh

    Andrelton Simmons face wasn’t fixed. Wtf

  • Michel Vienneau

    I would like to know how to download the patch for the PS4…Can someone please help me?