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The Evolution of Road To The Show

Kirby St. John's Avatar + Posted by Kirby St. John on Feb 28, 2013 // Designer, MLB The Show

Hey baseball fans, Kirby St. John here to talk about the evolution of our popular Road To The Show mode in MLB 13 The Show. Our big emphases this year were to focus more on your player’s progress and achievements, and to better immerse you in the on-field action to give you the sense that you are actually on the field playing ball. Check out the video and then read on for more detailed information about the mode.

A few things that we want to make sure you are aware of:

The fielding and baserunning cameras have been completely revamped to give you a more accurate and realistic on-field perspective. New fielding controls have been added to give you more of a challenge (if desired) and more to do at certain positions. A new simulator screen has been added and will display in between your player’s appearances. You have the option to choose from three different simulation speeds, as well as power to skip, or “Complete,” the simulation to get to your next appearance instantly. You can even “Watch” the game from your player’s location, so if you want to jump in and watch your team from the dugout while they are rallying, you can do that.

We really tried to focus on the presentation in RTTS as you are now placed in a first-person audio perspective. What that means is you are no longer going to hear commentators during the play. Instead, you are immersed in the sounds around your player, including other on-field players, coaches, dugouts, umpires, the crowd, and your own player’s sound effects.

On the menu side of things, you now have the ability to fully customize your player’s batting animations in the Create/Edit Player menu. This means you can now choose things like his follow-through, walk-up, stride, home run swing, and more.

MLB 13 The Show on PS3

To give you a quick rundown of what wasn’t covered, here’s what else we added:

You will be given training points for certain major achievements in your career, such as your first Major League home run or if you hit for the cycle. Advancement Goals have been reevaluated in some cases to prevent some common complaints. For example, pitchers will no longer have any batting goals, and some statistical expectations have been lessened to make them slightly easier to achieve. If you are playing as a catcher, you will experience a much quicker and more streamlined pitch-calling system. Lastly, if you are watching the game from the dugout, the camera will no longer cut to the broadcast fielding camera when the ball is put in play. Instead, you will watch the play unfold from the dugout perspective, just like real life.

MLB 13 The Show on PS3

We are really excited about all of these additions and improvements to Road To The Show, and we cannot wait for you to play it yourself on March 5th.

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22 Comments

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+ WHITE_PR on February 28th, 2013 at 6:23 am said:

1st PlayStation 4life!!! Can you make a PS Vita bundle with the white or red ps vita and mlb13 that! will be awesome!!!

Thanks!!!!


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+ GhostMachine1 on February 28th, 2013 at 6:26 am said:

Day 1 buy for me! Will the vita version have the new ball focus as well?


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+ ijustw1n on February 28th, 2013 at 7:09 am said:

Very nice. As someone who always skips the fielding part of RTTS, because it was so mundane, I will enjoy these new options to not just run to the circle and use timing to catch the ball.


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+ swisstylez on February 28th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

You guys are awesome, this game looks epic.


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+ Trevelyan on February 28th, 2013 at 7:31 am said:

These improvements are sounding heavenly. Can’t thank you guys enough on the awesome work and love you pour into this series. Quick question if I may, will these changes also be present in the Vita version? Thanks!


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+ RedGiant17 on February 28th, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

Will you ever let me put my face on my RttS player with the PlayStation Eye?

We could do it on PS2, what gives?


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+ CHE-CARLOS on February 28th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

Are the graphics the same if i buy it on psn instead of bluray???


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+ JusteMilieu on February 28th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Wow, those improvements are brilliant, definitely going to pick it up this year. Great Work!


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+ IronStorm613 on February 28th, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

Have you ever considered making it to where you can import your RTTS player from previous versions? I never finish my career by the time the new one releases. I would probably buy it every year instead of once every 2 or 3 years.


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+ Miggy11 on February 28th, 2013 at 9:02 am said:

@7

The psn version and disc version are identical.


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on February 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

First MLB The Show I will be buying in years, I recall when this was just a pup of a game. So much looks like it has been added and redone.


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+ GoCanes89 on February 28th, 2013 at 10:49 am said:

Loved 11 and still play 12 all the time. Any chance that 13 will be released on PS4 or should we wait till MLB 14 The Show if we plan on getting PS4 which will not be backwards compatible?


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+ GrayWolf323 on February 28th, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

will there be any sort of bundle/deal for buying both the Vita/PS3 versions on PSN?


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+ thrillwell on February 28th, 2013 at 12:03 pm said:

It’s realistic! In that last picture, the game in LA was delayed 20 minutes because Kemp forgot how to put his glove on.


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+ aro52 on February 28th, 2013 at 2:15 pm said:

Ok, so, I was thinking about skipping this year (or at least holding off for a bit) since I didn’t play last year’s version enough, but the new cameras for RTTS alone might be pulling me in… That just looks so incredible (and dare I say visceral) the way it tracks the ball [closer] to reality!


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+ usaofamerica on February 28th, 2013 at 5:00 pm said:

Who needs PS4?


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+ gridiron_16 on February 28th, 2013 at 5:30 pm said:

Need to make realistic injuries for pitchers during game play. Have seen many times that a comebacker hit the pitcher in the arm or on the head, yet they feel no pain or not injured and would continue pitching… a bit unreal!


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+ Kolukonu on February 28th, 2013 at 5:51 pm said:

I’ve always been a Franchise guy, but this has me excited. I’ll definitely be one of the first in line when Best Buy opens on Tuesday to pick up my copy!


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+ PooPface560 on February 28th, 2013 at 7:45 pm said:

Yo i cant wait to get this game. I hope you guys have the Vita/ PS3 bundle on PS Store for $79.99 cause i want that..Or i will just buy the ps3 version and wait on the vita.

Always good work from you guys, so true to the sport and i hope you guys have a BIG future. Thanks for all you guys do. Peace V


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+ HITTERSAURUS-REX on March 1st, 2013 at 1:16 am said:

Kirby bigups on the new camera system

+ Defensive Outfielder Cam with that tight Ball trail and Halo options.

+ Hitters Cam of following the flight of the ball right from contact

+ Base Running Cam & Base Advance & Retreat system.
> L1 3rd Base Coach Cam while running the bases
> R1 ball follow while running the bases (aka Rear View Mirror)
> Up or Down baserunning user input .

** And without further ado.. Advanced Catch Option… Love IT.. Let your L2 button be your glove.

N’way much props to all that has been done, wonderful and very informative RTTS video.. C’ya ova on TSN.


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+ TopoClandestino on March 1st, 2013 at 1:53 am said:

The last I’ve played was the 06 in PS2, but I will buy this one sooner or later. Looks awesome and if it’s works good with Move even better.

Unfortunately, as far as I know, there’s no MLB games here in Spain, so I will have to buy it online.


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+ JOWELLSPRAY on March 2nd, 2013 at 1:37 pm said:

NO VEO LA HORA EN QUE TAMBIEN RIFEN PREMIOS COMO PS4 JEJEJE SONY ES LO MEJOR EN CONSOLAS NO AI NADA KE LA PUEDA SUPERAR QUE PESAR DE XBOX Y DE WII JAJAJAJAJAJAJA
LO MEJOR EN JUEGOS NUMERO ONE GOD OF WAR


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