Everything you need to know about MLB 16: The Show.
MLB 16: The Show
SCE San Diego Studio
Release Date:March 29th, 2016
MLB 16: The Show is an upcoming Major League Baseball game that is currently being developed by Sony Computer Entertainments San Diego Studio, and published by the larger Sony Computer Entertainment firm. MLB 16: The Show is going to be the 11th game in this long running series. This game is still only being developed for the Sony platform. In the past the title was released on the PS4, PS3 and the PS Vita but MLB 16: The Show will no longer be offered on the handheld device. Instead, this year’s version of the game is only going to be on the PS4 and PS3. The game is slated for release on March 29, 2016.
The development cycle for games in the MLB The Show series are often notoriously lacking in actual development details, because Sony puts together the game all on its own. The series is in its 11th year and fans of the baseball game are expecting the game every spring. This means there isn’t a need to build up excitement or alert the gaming public this year’s MLB The Show is in development.
MLB 16: The Show was officially announced as part of the PlayStation Experience in December of 2015. The game was announced with the issuance of a new gameplay trailer. At the same time the game’s release date was confirmed as being on March 29, 2016. During the announcement of the title, the company also let people know who was going to be the cover athlete for this year’s iteration of the series. Josh Donaldson was announced as the player who will be gracing the cover.
The company announced there will actually be two versions of MLB 16: The Show. There will be the regular $60 version that is the most popular as it is the basic version. There will also be a $70 version of the game that is being called the MVP Edition. The MVP Edition is going to come packed with the MVP Edition Steelbook and Exclusive Cover. The game will also be coming with the Opening Day Pack of players for one particular portion of the game. Those who buy this version of the game will also get 5K in Stubs which are the in-game currency. Those who purchase the title will also get 31 MLB Themed PS4 Avatars.
Among other features included in this new iteration in the series is one that was first introduced in MLB 15: The Show. This is the ability to carry over saves from one version of the game to another. This carry over ability works in both the Franchise mode and the Road to the Show mode. This allows players to continue on a long career that was created in the immediately proceeding game but allow them access to the souped up graphics and other features in the new game. This iteration of the series is just the second that offers the ability to have officially licensed, real world sporting equipment. This means for the second straight year, players will be able to have a more realistic experience.
The game has a number of different game modes that will be playable in MLB 16: The Show. The first offers up a play now mode that allows people to jump into a game between two major league teams. This mode is the most basic in that there isn’t any real setup other than picking the two teams who will go out onto the field. There are a few things that can be customized in this particular mode such as the kind of weather that will be going on in the game. You can also choose a number of different uniforms for the teams that are going to be going against one another in the Play Now Mode.
Diamond Dynasty is a mode that returns for the second year in a row in MLB 16: The Show. This mode allows you to build a kind of fantasy team from players past and present in the major leagues. Once you have built a team of 25 players, you will be able to take on other players offline and online, depending on which you prefer. At first there are a limited number of players that you will be able to select for your Diamond Dynasty team, and these will be represented by cards. The developers have said that players will be able to earn more cards every time they turn on the game. There will also be the ability to purchase packs of cards as well as barter them in an online trading house. The game is said to include some baseball legends as well as current players in the pool of virtual player cards, these are icons from the last 70 years of the sport. There will be 30 in total with each major league team having one representative.
There is also a franchise mode that allows players to take over their favorite major league franchise and either try and jumpstart a losing team or continue a winning team’s march towards greatness. Players will basically take on the general manager’s role and will be allowed to hire and fire the coaching staff and scouts as well as demote and promote players from the minor leagues. Players will also be able to trade, as well as sign free agents and go from one year to the next, attempting to build a dynasty.
The final mode in MLB 16: The Show is the Road to the Show. This allows players to step into the shows of either a real major leaguer or a brand new minor leagur who is trying to make the big leagues. If the player takes on the role of a created player he will attempt to climb the minors, reach the majors and become a superstar. The developers have said they have tweaked the training mode in MLB 16: The Show in order to make progression more fun.
All of the teams that are in Major League Baseball are in MLB 16: The Show. There are also all AAA and AA teams in the game, though the minor league teams are not actually playable, other than as a play in Road to the Show. The real minor league teams are used as feeder farm teams for the franchise mode in order to have the real minor league players should users want them.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game