MLB 14 The Show Developer Diary


Over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony has released a brand new developer diary taking a look at two new features for MLB 14: The Show that should go a long way in allowing users to play full games much faster than ever before.

Quick Counts and Player Lock are new additions to MLB 14: The Show that allows you to start at-bats at a predetermined count or lock in use of a single player for the duration of the game.  You can find out more about the features in the following video.

Other details regarding the features that weren’t covered in the video can be found below.

  • Quick Counts and Player Lock are game options; they aren’t mandatory.
  • Quick Counts and Player Lock are available in all game modes except Road To The Show.
  • Player lock will allow you to play a full game in as little as 10 minutes.
  • With Quick Counts on, you will cut your game completion times in half if used in conjunction with the Fast Play presentation setting. Games can now be completed in as little as 30 minutes.
  • Realistic stats in Quick Counts have not been compromised. However, you may see a slight increase in strike outs and walks.
  • To customize your Player Lock experience, visit the Options page and access the RTTS Options.
  • Player Lock fielding uses fielder-perspective controls, so all bases are mapped opposite of non-Player Lock games (i.e. Square = First, X = Second, Circle = Third, Triangle = Home)

Stay tuned for more on MLB 14: The Show as it’s April 1 PS3 launch date inches closer.