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Out of the Park Baseball 17 will feature the MLB Players Association License, redesigned interface, improved 3D mode, realistic FaceGen images of all active MLB players and much more. OOTP 17 is scheduled to release on March 22. Read the full press release below.

Out of the Park Baseball 17, an Official Licensee of MLB.com & MiLB.com, Now Features an MLB Players Association License, and Releases Worldwide on March 22, 2016

OOTP 17 Also Will Offer 2016 Opening Day Rosters, a Redesigned Interface, an Improved 3D Mode, and Much More

OOTP 17 Available For Pre-Order Now With $5 Discount & Early Access

Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com and MiLB.com, today announced that Out of the Park Baseball 17 will be officially licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and released on March 22, 2016. The MLBPA license allows OOTP 17 to introduce realistic FaceGen images of all active MLB players, adding another layer of immersion on top of the game’s official MLB and MiLB league and team logos.

Through March 1, customers may pre-order OOTP 17 for $34.99, a savings of $5.00, and get access to the Gold Master beta version on March 18, four days ahead of the official launch on March 22. Each pre-order customer will also receive a free OOTP 17 Steam key after official release, on top of the pre-ordered eSellerate license.

After the pre-order savings expires on March 2, customers may still pre-order OOTP 17 at the regular price of $39.99 and receive access to the beta on March 18, along with a free OOTP 17 Steam key after official release.

OOTP 17 can be pre-ordered through this link.

OOTP 17 runs on PC/Mac/Linux and, like last year, it features the American League and National League logos, the World Series trophy, official logos and jerseys for all 30 MLB teams, over 150 Minor League Baseball league and team logos, and historical MLB logos.

“The MLBPA license provides an extra dollop of frosting on top of what was already a spectacular cake,” said lead developer and lifelong baseball fan Markus Heinsohn. “We’re thrilled to be working with MLB.com and the MLB Players Association as we deliver the most exciting version of OOTP we’ve ever created.”

New Features
  • In addition to the MLBPA license allowing the use of realistic FaceGen images of all MLB players, OOTP 17’s new and improved features include:
2016 Opening Day Rosters
  • The brand new 2016 roster sets will include all Opening Day MLB rosters, via a free update to be released shortly after Opening Day, as well as the complete minor league system down to the rookie leagues. Can Jake Arrieta, David Price, and Johnny Cueto give their teams the pitching boosts they need? Will Albert Pujols, Chris Davis, and Josh Donaldson once again help power their clubs to victory?
  • All MLB (and more than 2,000 MiLB) player ratings are based on ZiPS, the projection system created by well-known baseball writer and SABR member Dan Szymborski. The remaining minor league players are rated manually by OOTP's established research team.
  • OOTP 17 also features several US independent minor leagues and eight international leagues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Cuba, Italy, Australia, and The Netherlands. All of those leagues feature real rosters, with countless hours of work invested in researching realistic player biographical information, statistics, and ratings.
Historical minor leagues
  • OOTP has always featured the most comprehensive historical play available in a baseball management game, and OOTP 17 makes a huge leap forward in that area with accurate historical minor leagues from 1919 through 2015. Now when a player starts a league in the past, his team will have the accurate minor league affiliates, including rosters full of real players, thanks to a new database containing over 100,000 MiLB players.
  • As the historical seasons pass by, the minor leagues evolve as they did in real life, with teams moving cities, changing their names, and switching MLB affiliations. For example, the Sacramento River Cats began in 1978 as the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate, switched to several other teams (including a second stint with Oakland) between 1979 and 2014, and became the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate in 2015. Those changes will now be accurately represented in OOTP.
Beautiful redesigned game interface
  • OOTP 17 features a redesigned user interface that makes it easier than ever for armchair GMs and managers to get the information they need and access important game functions.
Improved 3D engine with moving player symbols
  • OOTP’s 3D in-game view has steadily improved since it was introduced in v15, and this year it’s better than ever, with improved MLB ballpark models and player symbols that move around the field as the action happens. This is the next step toward showing 3D players on the field.
Automatically generated game headlines and recaps
  • OOTP has always featured a robust news system that reports on exciting events from around the league, and now it also offers an automatically generated headline and recap after each game, just like a real world news article.
Historical exhibition mode
  • Ever wonder how great teams of the past might fare against the modern era’s best clubs? That has always been possible in OOTP by creating a custom league, but now such “What if?” scenarios can also play out in a new mode that’s as simple as choosing any two historical teams and playing a single game or a series.
New GM and manager preferences
  • AI-controlled GMs and managers are even smarter in OOTP 17: They now evaluate players in unique ways, and GMs now have individual trading tendencies, so some wheel and deal on a regular basis, some prefer to stand pat, and others exhibit a mix of behaviors. In addition, GMs now have unique preferences for drafting, scouting, and development, so they’ll apply that personal style to their teams when setting budgets.
Recoded scouting algorithms
  • Scouts have always added realism to OOTP by introducing some “fog of war”: As in real life, they might be spot-on in a player evaluation, or they could be very wrong, and often they’re somewhere in between. That part of the game has been improved so it’s more realistic, offering an even greater challenge than before.
More realistic player career curves
  • OOTP 17 features even better player development algorithms, so their career arcs will feel more realistic than ever.
Better trading with defined team needs
  • Need to bolster the bullpen and bring in someone to create a platoon at third base? Players facing such situations can now define their team needs and expect other GMs to make trade offers accordingly.
AI improvements in trading, roster management, and dugout decisions
  • Opposing GMs and managers are now even better at trading, handling their rosters, and calling shots from the dugout during games. In addition, the game simulation engine has been improved for even more realistic results.
Redesigned in-game defensive engine
  • OOTP 17 features even more defensive shift options for human managers to choose from, allowing the AI to also better mimic many real world managers’ tendencies.
Multi-core processor support for fast sim speed
  • OOTP’s simulation engine, which was already the quickest in the sports text sim world, is now up to 40% faster than before, thanks to support for multi-core processors.
Steam Workshop support
  • Valve’s Steam Workshop enables gamers to find the best user-created content for their favorite titles, and now OOTP players can do the same. OOTP’s large user community has long been a source of unique and interesting logo packs, Quick Starts, and other add-ons, and now they’ll be able to easily share them with the world through Steam Workshop.
Much more
  • As in past versions, OOTP 17 features a variety of other small improvements and new features throughout the game.

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Member Comments
# 1 WaitTilNextYear @ 02/19/16 02:58 PM
Of the new bells and whistles, I'm digging the auto game recap stories. It will be easier for those who don't want to spend time writing to present their OOTP careers. Also good to be able to set team needs for trading. I'm almost surprised that wasn't already in the game, but it's true.
 
# 2 redsrule @ 02/19/16 11:45 PM
Awesome. I really liked OOTP16 before I lost my save so I'll be getting pre-ordering this one as well.
 
# 3 jsou4646 @ 02/20/16 09:48 PM
Are you able to have multiple users in franchise. For example coach two teams. I was wondering if me and a friend could play in the same franchise. If we both buy the game, can we send the file back and forth.
 
# 4 Cryolemon @ 02/27/16 06:47 AM
Looks good. I'll be pre-ordering next week. Historical minor leagues is a big thing, as is the 3D improvements.

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# 5 orion523 @ 03/03/16 08:58 AM
I've been a huge fan and a beta tester of the game since OOTP 8, and although I can't say much I will say this: If you've ever even thought about purchasing OOTP, this is the time to do it. It's is by far the most addictive, engrossing sports game of its kind, and with the way it's set up, anyone can jump right in and play. Markus and Co. have completely outdone themselves this year and deserve nothing less than their greatest season ever.
 
# 6 orion523 @ 03/03/16 09:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WaitTilNextYear
Of the new bells and whistles, I'm digging the auto game recap stories. It will be easier for those who don't want to spend time writing to present their OOTP careers. Also good to be able to set team needs for trading. I'm almost surprised that wasn't already in the game, but it's true.
Best part is, they're always working to improve, so the game recaps will only get better with time.
 
# 7 Unlucky 13 @ 03/04/16 03:57 PM
For those who may be familar with both products, would you say that this game is sort of a MLB version of the old Front Office Football? I used to play that A LOT in the early 2000s, and loved it. It would be cool to have a MLB version that I could play on my PC.

That being said, are there computer/online restrictions? I would be looking to play it on a Windows 7 laptop and cannot do anything that requires playing online due to bandwidth limits.
 
# 8 redsrule @ 03/04/16 11:48 PM
You don't need to be online to play this at all minus downloading the game/updates/optional pictures, etc. I haven't played Front Office Football but the game is super deep and the only one in its realm is football manager. It has a very steep learning curve if you have never played it before. I'm pretty sure there are tutorials to help if you need it though.

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# 9 ThatSportsGamer @ 03/07/16 11:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsou4646
Are you able to have multiple users in franchise. For example coach two teams. I was wondering if me and a friend could play in the same franchise. If we both buy the game, can we send the file back and forth.
Yes, you could setup an Online League http://manuals.ootpdevelopments.com/...online_leagues
 

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