PS4, PS3, and PS Vita versions coming next year.
Sony has announced that 'MLB The Show 14' will be coming to the PS4 in early 2014 alongside versions for the PS3 and PS Vita. The biggest feature thus announced is one that will allow 'The Show' players to now carry over save data from year to year, which means that a player created in 'Road to the Show' that starts in the minors and becomes an All-Star can move forward to next year's game.
How exactly this will work for the PS4 version this year is not clear, but Sony is quick to point out that 'MLB the Show 14' will be fully featured on the PS4 and thereby avoid the problem of next-gen sports' titles missing typical franchise features.
With 'MLB 2K' in a state of continuing uncertainty, 'MLB The Show 14' is poised to be the only next-gen MLB video game in the near future.
Without revealing too much, we did want to give you a taste of some of the many advancements we’re making to the product for 2014. Here are just a few:
We know how much time and effort our fans put into their Seasons, Franchises, and Road To The Show players. So beginning with MLB 14 The Show, you can now carry over your saves to future versions of MLB The Show. MLB 14 The Show lays the foundation for year-to-year saves, meaning you never have to worry about starting your Franchise or Road to the Show seasons over!
Thanks to the power of PS4, MLB 14 The Show is going to be the most beautiful baseball product we’ve ever created.
For some of you, full 9-inning baseball games may be too long for your liking, so we’ve created an all-new Quick Counts option, which utilizes generated pitch counts allowing gamers to play through full games faster than ever. Realistic statistics in this shortened gameplay experience have not been compromised. Users will now be able to play a full 9 inning game in less than 30 minutes, essentially cutting traditional game times in half.
We think Road To The Show is the deepest, most realistic single-player experience in sports video games, and we’re making it even better. A few of the new features include a new advancement system, new intuitive player creation process, and all new pre-draft prospect showcase.
And finally, what makes baseball great are those “big moments.” The power of PS4 will allow gamers to share those moments using the new “share feature” by capturing and publishing their most thrilling baseball moments, from hitting a game-winning grand slam, to picking off a runner at first for a crucial win in a World Series game.
This year's cover star, the Detroit Tigers' Miguel "Miggy" Cabrera, was apparently chosen by way of a (MLB) player vote.
You can find the latest info on 'MLB The Show 14' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Author: Brian Hoss