Sony has given us our first look at upcoming baseball game MLB The Show 23 with a new gameplay trailer. The company has also revealed quite a few details about the game with a comprehensive post on the official PlayStation blog.
When it comes to defense, according to Sony, fielding attributes now matter more than they did in previous iterations. The difference between players with a disparity in their fielding attributes will now be more obvious, and players with lower fielding attributes will have worse transition animations when contact is made off the bat.
For the throwing interface, the buttons and analog option now relies more heavily on the player’s Arm Accuracy attribute. MLB The Show 23 now also features two new quirks: Break Outlier and Pick Off Artist. A pitcher with the Break Outlier quirk loses their break at a slower rate. One with the Pick Off Artist quirk has twice the chance of a successful pick-off.
On the offensive side of things, fans of both Casual and Simulation can expect tuned and balanced gameplay styles. Replacing the Contact attribute is the new Clutch attribute, which will battle against the pitcher’s PitcherClutch attribute.
Offense also gets two new quirks: Bad Ball Hitter and Table Setter. Batters with Bad Ball Hitter are great at hitting pitches outside the strike zone. Batters with Table Setter excel when there are no runners on base.
The blog post goes into more details on various aspects of MLB The Show 23, such as updates to the animation systems, updates to gameplay styles, and swing feedback.
MLB The Show 23 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch on March 28.
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