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MLB 15 The Show News Post


The MLB 15 The Show gameplay stream is starting in a few minutes. You can click the "Spoiler Show" button below to watch it here at OS, or open a new browser and watch it. For those of you that miss out, we'll update this post with the archive when it is available on Twitch.

Some bullet points (Thanks jyoung!)

Graphics
  • Dynamic shadows in each stadium that will change over the course of the season
  • Colors will also change based on the amount of sun exposure
  • Grass and dirt colors are more accurate for each stadium
  • There are way more skin tones (they used to only have 13), which means you'll get much more realistic skin on dark-toned players
Gameplay
  • Directional hitting lets you influence where the ball will go, even in "timing only" mode
  • Dynamic pitch breaks make each pitch type easier to recognize and closer to how the ball acts in real life
  • Quick counts will start you in the middle of an at-bat more frequently. Pitchers will always start on a 1-1 count
  • Manual cutoffs are triggered by the L1 button and will help keep singles with a runner in scoring position from turning into cheap doubles
  • Outfielders have more curved, indirect routes, and will no longer just take straight paths to the ball. This should help reduce the number of undeserved doubles and triples
  • Infielders will follow the ball better and cover bases more realistically
  • There were no changes to umpires
  • The new MLB challenge system is in place for close plays at bases
  • Lots of new catching, tagging, and throwing animations were captured; they are unique to each base
  • Baserunners will slow up now and dynamically change their run speed based on where the ball is hit
  • There is more of a separation this year between fast and and slow runners
  • Expect less warping and no more sudden, unrealistic speed boosts in all fielding animations
  • You can use analog swings with timing hitting now
  • Meter pitching is more sensitive and has more risk/reward. Missing your mark has more of a penalty, hitting your mark has more of a benefit
  • Fielding and throwing sliders are now separated into different slider categories for infield/outfield
Next week: There will be a video blog for licensed equipment and the universal rewards system.
In the future: More twitch broadcasts are coming. A "presentation" stream will be next.

UPDATE: If you missed the stream, you can watch the archive here or click the "Spoiler Show" button below.



As gameplay is being shown, let us know what you think!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes for game: 31 - View All
MLB 15 The Show Videos
Member Comments
# 1 Dolenz @ 02/05/15 04:59 PM
Ah, the good old dual shadows in the pictures Somebody keep those of us stuck at work up to date.
 
# 2 HozAndMoose @ 02/05/15 05:00 PM
Didnt start at exactly 2pm. Can already see all the hateful comments on twitch.
 
# 3 ckarlic @ 02/05/15 05:01 PM
It's go time!!
 
# 4 sydrogerdavid @ 02/05/15 05:06 PM
MLB The Show. The sports game that really cares about shadows.

I love it, though.
 
# 5 thechamp923 @ 02/05/15 05:07 PM
Hurry up, I need the SHOW!
 
# 6 Steve_OS @ 02/05/15 05:07 PM
Dynamic shadows
 
# 7 brent3419 @ 02/05/15 05:08 PM
what has been shown so far?


Sent from the landmass between new orleans and mobile on Tapatalk
 
# 8 MauerMorneau09 @ 02/05/15 05:11 PM
That recolored grass and dirt
 
# 9 ShowTyme15 @ 02/05/15 05:11 PM
The McCutchen shot looks good.
 
# 10 ChrisHansen59 @ 02/05/15 05:11 PM
lol

"THAT'S NOT GOOD FOR BLACK PEOPLE"
 
# 11 PhilliesFan13 @ 02/05/15 05:12 PM
Fantastic shots of McCutchen.
 
# 12 sydrogerdavid @ 02/05/15 05:12 PM
Wilson A2000 on Puig.


I'm amazed how the shadows and new lighting make everything better.
 
# 13 MauerMorneau09 @ 02/05/15 05:13 PM
That Puig comparison........... just WOW
 
# 14 bcruise @ 02/05/15 05:13 PM
Here comes the gameplay.
 
# 15 ShowTyme15 @ 02/05/15 05:13 PM
Puig with A2000 glove
 
# 16 Dolenz @ 02/05/15 05:15 PM
30 minutes until I am home from work!! Go Clock!
 
# 17 sydrogerdavid @ 02/05/15 05:16 PM
Love the California flag. I wonder if all the stadiums will have their state's flags. Wonder if Busch will have the city of STL flag.
 
# 18 ShowTyme15 @ 02/05/15 05:16 PM
Cleats, Bats, gloves look good. Nice slide at home
 
# 19 KGHerm @ 02/05/15 05:17 PM
That score bug is beautiful.
 
# 20 seanjeezy @ 02/05/15 05:18 PM
tight fitting shin guards, bueno
 

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