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MLB The Show 16 News Post


IGN has posted a new MLB The Show 16 video, featuring Sony San Diego's Ramone Russell walking through the recently released trailer and going over many more details about the game.

Below are some of the details, but watch the entire video here.

All appropriate stadiums will have open and closed roof options (option for open or closed in Exhibition/Online games, for RTTS and Franchise, it will depend on the weather for that day)

Physically Based Rendering - Makes wood look like wood, glass look like glass, concrete look like concrete, etc...

Showtime - Slows down critical moments (dive plays, hot corner reactions, steal attempts, pressure batting moments) to give the user more precise control. Showtime is only seen in RTTS in Player Lock and it will be an optional feature you can turn on/off.

Added over 100 signature home run swings, tons of new pitcher reaction animations, so they get out of the way of the ball and not get hit as much.

Briefly went over HumanIK, which fixes transitional animations from years past, but more will be revealed in the future.

Added over 50 new double play animations, over 100 dive/throw animations, 3 brand new running styles (small, athletic, lumbering)

Conquest mode - More to be revealed later, as it is too big to cover in this particular video

Another mode that wasn't shown in the trailer, will be revealed at a later date.

Return of classic stadiums - Forbes Field, Shibe Park, Sportsman Park, Polo Grounds, Crosley Field, Griffith Park

6 new legends revealed, but more to come. All legends from last year will return.

2 new Diamond Dynasty card types - Rookie and Prime

Credit to ryanmc564 for finding this!

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# 1 ryanmc564 @ 12/16/15 12:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tnixen
http://www.ign.com/videos/2015/12/16...paign=Blogroll

Credit to ryanmc564 for finding this!

Just wanted to give a big thank you to Russell for explaining everything in such great detail!

And I definitely like what I am hearing!

Humanik baby!!!

The humanIK hopefully will make a lot of the older animations smoother, the new and better animations is music to my ears.
 
# 2 tnixen @ 12/16/15 12:57 PM
One thing that was not mentioned in the video is whether or not that "MLB Network" ad will mean anything other then just being a new ad for the game.
 
# 3 dalger21 @ 12/16/15 01:24 PM
Cool. Eager to see the dev streams about '16.
 
# 4 Turbojugend @ 12/16/15 01:44 PM
Returning classic stadiums:

Forbes Field
Shibe Park
Sportsman Park
Polo Grounds
Crosley Field
Griffith Park
 
# 5 ShowTyme15 @ 12/16/15 01:47 PM
Retractable roofs CONFIRMED!

I love the fact in Franchise mode it will be closed according to weather. Random weather must be making its return.
 
# 6 Herschie @ 12/16/15 01:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShowTyme15
Retractable roofs CONFIRMED!

I love the fact in Franchise mode it will be closed according to weather. Random weather must be making its return.
Last year I was glad to see the Brewers home alternate jerseys in the game, now their roof will be accurately closed when appropriate. Very nice, considering how many games my Cubbies play up there each season.
 
# 7 Knight165 @ 12/16/15 02:03 PM
I LOVE that classic stadiums have returned!
I hope they add on to them each year.
Thank you!!!


I'm also very happy to see that closed roofs have made it in for those that have been asking for this.

Lastly.....I'm dying to know what that other new mode is.
Hoping that dev blog is soon!

Looking great.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 8 bcruise @ 12/16/15 02:03 PM
Showtime confirmed to not be a part of normal game play - only RTTS and Player Lock. And even then it's optional.

I can live with that.
 
# 9 Turbojugend @ 12/16/15 02:08 PM
Also, it appears as though low-res dugouts are finally a thing of the past.
 
# 10 SoxFan01605 @ 12/16/15 02:13 PM
I can't wait until the details for franchise (or the yet-to-be-revealed other new mode if it's something related, like expansion/custom leagues) are given, as the bulk of my personal wishlist stuff is in that area.

Plenty of good stuff to get us started though. It will be nice to play in Minute Maid with the roof closed.
 
# 11 JayD @ 12/16/15 02:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
I LOVE that classic stadiums have returned!
I hope they add on to them each year.
Thank you!!!


I'm also very happy to see that closed roofs have made it in for those that have been asking for this.

Lastly.....I'm dying to know what that other new mode is.
Hoping that dev blog is soon!

Looking great.

M.K.
Knight165
I hope this new mode is tied to franchise in some way. Also, I know it was a VERY early build but I noticed that in the video, which was behind home plate at Wrigley, that the chalk was still pristine in the 6th inning. I remember last year they addressed this pre release but is this something that needs to be looked into again?
 
# 12 seanjeezy @ 12/16/15 02:59 PM
Anyone kind enough to summarize? Work computer has no sound
 
# 13 WaitTilNextYear @ 12/16/15 03:17 PM
Game's looking good with some nice features. Nice vid, Ramone.

Now just please hurry up and reveal some new stat-tracking so I can post the takemymoney.gif
 
# 14 adamj2281 @ 12/16/15 03:26 PM
Any idea on conquest mode? I'm guessing it's like the NCAA online feature they had where basically you play online head to head based on geography to take over portions of the map.

So, if you players with Blue Jay alliance always beat Red Sox fans, they take over portions of the map based on the percentages?
 
# 15 decga @ 12/16/15 03:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tnixen
http://www.ign.com/videos/2015/12/16...paign=Blogroll

Credit to ryanmc564 for finding this!

Just wanted to give a big thank you to Russell for explaining everything in such great detail!

And I definitely like what I am hearing!

Humanik baby!!!
Now that's what keeps me hook on this product. There were reasons why they showed certain screen in the teaser. Very well explained.. Looking forward to 16'!
 
# 16 Benz87 @ 12/16/15 03:27 PM
All i'm interested in is the revamped stat-tracking in franchise mode we were promised. Retractable roofs will be nice playing as the Brewers though.
 
# 17 Turbojugend @ 12/16/15 03:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by seanjeezy
Anyone kind enough to summarize? Work computer has no sound
Tough to summarize everything, but Ramone basically went shot-by-shot and pointed out a bunch of things we may have missed in the trailer: new structural textures, Human IK, different running strides, DD rookie and prime cards, etc. etc. etc.
 
# 18 burjeffton @ 12/16/15 03:36 PM
Great video... Really appreciate the explanation and it certainly gives me new appreciation for the trailer.

Love the HumanIK stuff...

The classic ballparks are awesome

Got my fingers crossed that the MLB Network nod has something to do with new commentary!
 
# 19 JayD @ 12/16/15 03:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by seanjeezy
Anyone kind enough to summarize? Work computer has no sound
Ear buds could work
 
# 20 aguero90 @ 12/16/15 03:59 PM
Ramone, that was some amazing bit of radio trailer play-by-play, thanks for that!!
 

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