Archive for the ‘MLB: The Show’ Category
  • MLB The Show 21 to feature cross-platform play between PlayStation and Xbox
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    Posted February 1st, 2021 at 9:00 am No Comments
    While the cover leak over the weekend confirmed what had long been expected - Fernando Tatis Jr. as the cover athlete and debut on Xbox - that has now been made official along with some additional details. MLB The Show 21 will release on April 20 with a price of $70 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and $60 on PS4 and Xbox One. The big news today is that The Show will be the first major licensed sports franchise to feature cross-platform play. Those on PlayStation will be able to play on...
  • MLB The Show 21 leak confirms cover athlete and Xbox release
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    Posted January 30th, 2021 at 2:30 pm No Comments
    Back in late 2019 MLB and Sony announced that the MLB The Show series would be going multi-platform in 2021. While details were scarce then and nothing new has been provided in the over 13 months since, the expectation has been that MLB The Show 21 would be making its debut on Xbox. Only the pandemic threw some uncertainty into the equation. Now thanks to a leak of the cover athlete, who in absolutely no surprise is Fernando Tatis Jr., it appears those on the Xbox Series X/Series S/One wi...
  • Season update plan announced for MLB The Show 20
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    Posted July 15th, 2020 at 8:00 pm No Comments
    The MLB season is set to begin just over a week from now and Sony San Diego has laid out expectations for how it will or won't be replicated in MLB The Show 20. This season will consist of 60 games with 40 of them coming against division opponents and the other 20 taking on teams from the same regional division in the other league. The universal designated hitter has been put into place and extra innings will see a runner start on second base. Of course there no fans will be in attendance...
  • Third patch details for MLB The Show 20
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    Posted March 28th, 2020 at 9:45 am No Comments
    A series of patches have already rolled out in these very early days of MLB The Show 20. The first ones addressed a number of issues that had been identified and adjusted hitting difficulty. A third post-release patch just arrived and affects pitching and hitting in online play and makes a change to throw meter accuracy. (more…)...
  • Custom Leagues in MLB The Show 20
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    Posted February 28th, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments
    This week of promotion for MLB The Show 20 centered on the new (Online) Custom Leagues mode. While it appears to be intended as a substitute for Online Franchise it isn't remotely a feature-for-feature replacement and there are still unanswered questions - even after multiple teases a blog and a full stream - that will heavily impact how widely adapted and ultimately how successful it may become. Its simplicity could prove to be a draw for some but the lack of depth and possible exclusion of...
  • More details on RTTS and Franchise for MLB The Show 20
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    Posted February 14th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments
    The developer stream for MLB The Show 20 centered on Road to the Show and Franchise Mode was held yesterday putting on display the new additions and improvements. The RTTS enhancements look to be intriguing as relationships with teammates now play a role, immediate upgrades to ratings, and new in-game challenges that influence the outcome of games. Unfortunately it's shaping up to be another disappointing year for Franchise Mode. Limited rebranding rather than the "relocation" being adver...
  • Full minor league rosters debut in MLB The Show 20
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    Posted February 12th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments
    For the first time actual minor leaguers will be represented in a console video game. MLB The Show 20 will introduce "full minor league rosters" although the extent to what that means remains unclear despite a brief trailer that reveals the addition. Until now players could not appear in the game until they became part of the MLBPA which follows having made a single appearance in a Major League game. Only on rare occasions was a player targeted for their rights prior to that occurring. Sh...
  • First trailer and feature details for MLB The Show 20
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    Posted January 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 am No Comments
    The first trailer for MLB The Show 20 released today. As usual these initial looks offer little of substance but do contain some fun moments and a few glimpses at adjustments that have been made to gameplay and the reveal of new legends. More interesting is the schedule for the developer streams which includes mention of new features such as team relocation for Franchise, perfect PCI placement guarantees, and an additional mode for Diamond Dynasty. MLB The Show will be moving onto ...