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MLB 12 The Show Franchise Mode Improvements

Aaron Luke's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Luke on Jan 27, 2012

MLB 12 The Show Franchise Mode

Next up on our MLB 12 The Show developer blog tour is our Franchise mode and the improvements coming to players this year. One of our goals going into this development cycle was to enhance the trade logic for CPU teams to better mimic their real-life counterparts. In order to do so, we had to examine the current system and identify the faults to then build and improve upon it. This year we are considering more factors in each trade offer, with the end result being more realistic trades. Teams are valuing their rosters much higher this year, and they aren’t going to ship out prospects so easily, nor will they offer up too many players to fill a positional void. You’ll also see more trades that better suit the teams’ current strategies (i.e. playoff push vs. rebuilding strategies).

Another addition to the trades system is the interface itself. We’ve revamped the trade screen to bring you more detailed information about the players involved and the likelihood of the trade offer being accepted. All of this is aimed at providing more information to help you make sound moves. Here’s a look at this feature on PS Vita. As we’ve said from the start, MLB 12 The Show on PS Vita will utilize all of the core gameplay features found in the PS3 version, and this is no different here!

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MLB 11 The Show: Road to The Show Returns With New Player Performance Evaluator

Aaron Luke's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Luke on Feb 25, 2011

MLB 11 The Show - Performance Evaluator

Brand new to MLB 11 The Show this year, and to Road to The Show, is the Player Performance Evaluator. This new system analyzes your approach at the plate (or to batters faced) to then grade you, and in turn, provide training points. There are a number of factors that determine if the at bat […]

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MLB 10: The Show – Road to the Show Enhancements

Aaron Luke's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Luke on Feb 26, 2010

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Aaron Luke here to bring you the next chapter in our series of MLB 10: The Show posts. This installment will focus on the enhancements we’ve made to “Road To The Show” (RTTS). We’ve targeted several aspects of the mode for improvements, and think you’ll like what you find in this year’s edition of RTTS. […]

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MLB 10: The Show All-Star Week Features

Aaron Luke's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Luke on Feb 19, 2010

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Aaron Luke here to bring you the next edition of the MLB 10: The Show posts. This entry will discuss the additions made to the MLB All-Star Week festivities. When we set out at the beginning of the year, one area we knew needed to be addressed was the addition of the Home Run Derby. […]

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MLB 10: The Show 30-Player Franchise Mode

Aaron Luke's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Luke on Jan 20, 2010

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Hey everyone, the MLB FE team here to bring you the first installment of the MLB 10: The Show blogs. For this entry, we’ll be talking about some of the details that have gone into the new 30-Player Franchise Mode. One of our goals going into this year was to finally enable the ability to […]

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MLB 09 The Show – Road To The Show Enhancements

Aaron Luke's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Luke on Jan 27, 2009

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Hey everyone, Aaron Luke (Designer) here to bring you the next installment of the MLB 09 The Show blogs. This entry will focus on the enhancements to Road To The Show. This year’s edition of RTTS has received enhancements to nearly every aspect of the mode. Starting with the front-end aspects, the PS3 Create Player […]

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