SCEA San Diego Studios has announced that MLB 14 The Show will swing onto PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 on April 1st, with a PlayStation 4 version coming to bat sometime this May.
The latest entry in the PlayStation exclusive sports franchise features over 50 various features and improvements that will “enhance, deepen, streamline, and better your overall experience.”, according to Community Manager Ramone Russell. Among the new inclusions will be Quick Counts, which speed the game up significantly but cutting completion times by 50%, a new user interface and more.
Additionally it was revealed that while Miguel Cabrera will be featured on the cover of most editions of MLB 14 The Show, Canadian fans will be pleased to hear that Toronto Blue Jays player third baseman and fellow Canadian Brett Lawrie will be the showcased athlete in their version
Here is what Russell had to say about the game on the Official PlayStation Blog:
“Community Challenges put the power of creation in the hands of gamers. Baseball scenarios — be they moments from history, situations snatched from the present, or something altogether new — can be easily generated, customized, and shared online.
An expanded, smarter Universal Profile now tracks player tendency. Train your Profile and sub it into Diamond Dynasty games to give your human opponent a better matchup than just the CPU.
Online Franchise expands upon Online Leagues of seasons past, introducing multi-season play with Scouting, the Amateur Draft, Free Agency, and CPU Trades.
We’re simplifying add-on purchases from seasons past, rolling everything into a Universal Currency we’re calling Stubs. We want to be very clear with this, however, since it’s a frequent question and concern among the community: not one cent needs to be spent on Stubs for users to enjoy a full experience in any of our modes.
What’s more, Stubs are earned through general gameplay (just like XP) and tied to your Universal Profile. Most importantly, the rate at which Stubs are earned is intentionally generous. We are not designing the system to pressure players into spending money. It will be the same system it’s been in years prior, just all rolled together with a new name.”
MLB 14 The Show is scheduled for an April 1st release on PlayStation Vita.
Watch the PlayStation 3 trailer below: