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MLB The Show 20: Gameplay Trailer and Twitch Schedule Easter Eggs

MLB The Show 20

MLB The Show 20: Gameplay Trailer and Twitch Schedule Easter Eggs

The reveal trailer for MLB The Show is an annual spectacle, providing hidden nuggets for the masses to digest leading up to the launch of the game. Developers will assuredly speak at great length on some of the changes coming to the game during the live Twitch streams in the coming weeks, but these are always a nice tease. With that in mind, this will serve as an MLB The Show 20 trailer breakdown (with some added notes from the livestream schedule).

Yes, San Diego Studio also elected to release the road map to the aforementioned Twitch schedule at the exact same time the gameplay trailer dropped, doubling the fun.

Here’s a short list of some of the new additions and Easter eggs coming to the game this season.

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Diamond Dynasty + Leagues
  • David Ortiz, Mariano Rivera, Shane Victorino, John Franco and Gary Sheffield were all confirmed as new additions to this year’s game. They’ll be popular options in Diamond Dynasty.
  • Dynamic on-field relationships are mentioned. At first glance, I’d think this means this year’s iteration will now include defensive buffs to players who are playing next to a former teammate, or fellow countryman. Madden and FIFA have long-included benefits in focusing your lineup and defensive setup around team chemistry, so maybe that makes it in this year.
  • “Custom Leagues” with your friends will be added into the game. This will get further definition on February 27. This could fall into online franchise maybe, but since it’s worded this way it seems like it will stop short of being a full-on franchise.
Franchise
  • One of the more interesting changes coming to MLB The Show 20 will be the ability to change your team’s name, location and logo — essentially a relocation package. It doesn’t sound like create-a-stadium will come into play this season — or they really want to keep it a surprise — but the ability to move your team and customize your team will add a new level of immersion to the game. More info on that is coming February 13.
  • Side note to that, the franchise mode improvements being moved up in the Twitch schedule is a good sign one would think. Usually it’s been a little later in the year, but maybe the earlier look at it means they’re more confident in what they’re doing with it this season.
  • Full minor league rosters are in, but we’ll see what that means. Whether this means the game will be adding more minor league team licenses for High-A and Low-A ball is still in question, but at the very least it probably means we will finally be able to exceed 90 total players. A big step in the right direction for authenticity and player development.
  • March To October will be introducing a new trade hub. Undoubtedly, franchise players will be begging this makes it into their mode as well. More info on that is coming March 4.
Hitting
  • Perfect-perfect swings will now guarantee a player’s “peak performance” at the plate. Time will tell what exactly that means in terms of results, but it’s been made a huge focal point for this year’s game. 
Defense
  • New animations have been included for defenders getting handcuffed on short-hops in the outfield. This could/should conceivably chain to different defensive animations based on defensive ability.
  • A new extreme catch indicator may lead to more diving plays. The trailer certainly highlighted diving plays, and with the new warning/color indication icon as the ball is falling, it suggests highlight reel catches may be more commonplace in 2020.
  • Button accuracy input has been revamped.

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Signature Style
  • A signature tag from Javier Baez where he points at the catcher mid-tag can be seen in the trailer. This could mean Baez simply got the star treatment, or something more. MLB The Show 19 saw a ton more no-doubt home run animations for stars, as well as postgame celebrations for certain teams/players. Could MLB The Show 20 add a new element of signature flair on the defensive side of the ball?
  • Juan Soto’s take-pitch shuffle animation has also made it into the game, so we can assume some personality at the plate will be a new addition this year. There’s not a whole lot of examples beyond Juan Soto, so it remains to be seen how many inclusions will actually make it into the game.
  • Tim Anderson’s home run bat flip (throw) made it into the game.
  • Additional dugout and outfield celebrations and dances were definitely brought into the game this year. Player personality has really been a focal point the last two seasons.
  • Dynamic on-field relationships. Again, whether this is alluding to personalization between players, or whether it’s more geared toward diamond dynasty performance will be unveiled during Twitch streams.
Miscellaneous
  • Black Mets alternate jerseys have been confirmed.
  • The Nike logo will be included on all jerseys.
  • A number of distinct billboards and ads in the outfield of several stadiums suggest San Diego Studio either got the rights to new company logos, or customizable billboards/signage will now be a thing.
  • This year’s game will introduce a ton of new ways to earn rewards, as well as different types of rewards to earn.

Final Thoughts 

Twitch streams begin January 29 and will run up until the launch of the game. These streams always do a thorough job of uncovering what’s new in the game. They’re also a fun way to discover the new legends coming to Diamond Dynasty in this year’s game.

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  1. If they have added more MILB teams, or just added more roster space, that will get my attention. If Spring Training has been revamped, and they have added in more spring ballparks, I may come back to MLBTS, instead of going the route of OOTP, like I have the past 2 yrs. A better sim engine, for stats will definitely get my attention too, if that has been improved. 
    The Show has always been a great game, but the Franchise mode just got stale for me, so I made the switch to OOTP, the past 2 yrs, because I felt the Sony was going the route that Madden and NBA2k has with fantasy gimic modes and Franchise mode was getting the shaft.  I hope this is a good sign, that Franchise mode is taking a major step forward, if so they will get me back.
    It is simple for me. Unless Franchise mode gets new features that improve the realism and immersion, I am skipping this year. Bought the past 3 years, get bored with franchise mode and trade it in to gamestop.*
    ShowTyme15

    I think people interpret changing location as relocation.
    damn, I read that 10 times earlier today and froze up at ‘‘rebrand your team in franchise’’, never even read further ‘‘franchise lets you change team name location & logos’’. the logo change is definitely awesome. Maybe it's time to rebrand Houston as the Colt .45's. or better yet, just move them entirely to Tennessee.
    Caulfield
    damn, I read that 10 times earlier today and froze up at ‘‘rebrand your team in franchise’’, never even read further ‘‘franchise lets you change team name location & logos’’. the logo change is definitely awesome. Maybe it's time to rebrand Houston as the Colt .45's. or better yet, just move them entirely to Tennessee.

    LOL it happens man. A lot of things there to get excited about no doubt.
    Does Change location and logo mean that I will now be identified as "The Home Team" takes the field? Will have a new logo and team name with a home Stadium that still has Mets Logos everywhere? Will they have generic stadiums with none of your "new" logos anywhere to be found? Will the crowd of my new team be generic people with none of my new logo jerseys anywhere? Will I actually have post-play options like throwing the ball around or will it just be your normal routine of Pitch, field, throw to base and repeat. Remember MVP 2005 had the ability to toss the ball around after the play? That added so much fun to the game. Remember All-star baseball 2003, after the play you can throw the ball around the infield and even toss the ball to your outfielders. This helped you get a feel for how the players animations worked and just made for a fun game. This Rinse and Repeat structure of baseball isn't working for me. I am still on the fence about even wasting my money on The Show this year. The past 2 years, i have waited until it hit the $19.99 price point before purchase. I miss playing good baseball games. MVP 2006 was the last game I really played for any length of time.
    drugsbunny
    Does Change location and logo mean that I will now be identified as "The Home Team" takes the field? Will have a new logo and team name with a home Stadium that still has Mets Logos everywhere? Will they have generic stadiums with none of your "new" logos anywhere to be found? Will the crowd of my new team be generic people with none of my new logo jerseys anywhere? Will I actually have post-play options like throwing the ball around or will it just be your normal routine of Pitch, field, throw to base and repeat. Remember MVP 2005 had the ability to toss the ball around after the play? That added so much fun to the game. Remember All-star baseball 2003, after the play you can throw the ball around the infield and even toss the ball to your outfielders. This helped you get a feel for how the players animations worked and just made for a fun game. This Rinse and Repeat structure of baseball isn't working for me. I am still on the fence about even wasting my money on The Show this year. The past 2 years, i have waited until it hit the $19.99 price point before purchase. I miss playing good baseball games. MVP 2006 was the last game I really played for any length of time.

    There are a bunch of pre-recorded names for DD, so as long as you pick one of them you should be announced as your actual name, like in DD.
    Tbh, on the face of it, the franchise changes seem pretty easy to do as they are essentially the start screen when you start up DD for the first time. (where you type in a name, location, select audio name and colour scheme) If it also has the uniform and logo editor from DD then that would also be good and pretty easily done, but then I wonder how many uniforms we could create? I very much doubt they can get logos or colour schemes into the stadiums as DD doesn't have that and it sounds pretty complicated and like a potential legal mine field. (it'd be a lot easier if they had a handful of generic stadiums which automatically adopted the colour scheme/logos of a team)
    It depends whether they've added any more depth to it, but as I said, on the face of it is should be fairly straight forward. Just putting DD assets into franchise to make superficial changes to your team.
    BigOscar
    There are a bunch of pre-recorded names for DD, so as long as you pick one of them you should be announced as your actual name, like in DD.
    Tbh, on the face of it, the franchise changes seem pretty easy to do as they are essentially the start screen when you start up DD for the first time. (where you type in a name, location, select audio name and colour scheme) If it also has the uniform and logo editor from DD then that would also be good and pretty easily done, but then I wonder how many uniforms we could create? I very much doubt they can get logos or colour schemes into the stadiums as DD doesn't have that and it sounds pretty complicated and like a potential legal mine field. (it'd be a lot easier if they had a handful of generic stadiums which automatically adopted the colour scheme/logos of a team)
    It depends whether they've added any more depth to it, but as I said, on the face of it is should be fairly straight forward. Just putting DD assets into franchise to make superficial changes to your team.
    This is what I am worried about. Even if they add real minor leaguers that is mostly a database thing. They can import rosters, positions etc in.
    There needs to be logic changes that accompany it. The major franchise "feature" of real contracts was underwhelming since they could be edited anyway by the user, like rosters, but many if us did not because the logic didn't take into account the changes.
    Hopefully the rule changes of the trade deadline set at July 31 are in this year as well as logic changes for 26 man and callups.
    Edit: less optimistic when seeing the post at shownation. Franchise is a not highlighted. It's a sub from rtts.
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    I'm more interested in if they fixed the automatic comebacks by the CPU late in games to make it more interesting? It got old if you play franchise mode for most of the season then sim to playoffs.
    This has me interested -
    One of the more interesting changes coming to MLB The Show 20 will be the ability to change your team’s name, location and logo — essentially a relocation package. It doesn’t sound like create-a-stadium will come into play this season — or they really want to keep it a surprise — but the ability to move your team and customize your team will add a new level of immersion to the game. More info on that is coming February 13.
    My question would be whether I can create a logo now in mlbts 19 and download it into mlbts 20.
    tessl
    This has me interested -
    One of the more interesting changes coming to MLB The Show 20 will be the ability to change your team’s name, location and logo — essentially a relocation package. It doesn’t sound like create-a-stadium will come into play this season — or they really want to keep it a surprise — but the ability to move your team and customize your team will add a new level of immersion to the game. More info on that is coming February 13.
    My question would be whether I can create a logo now in mlbts 19 and download it into mlbts 20.

    well you can for DD atm, they just added a tab in the game today that shows you how to upload your DD logo so you can use it for the show 20 when it releases.
    ThrowBack
    Since there is no "Create-a-Stadium" feature, I wonder if they will have a set of generic stadiums you can choose to play in like in Madden.

    There are a lot of minor league and several classic stadiums to choose from. No shortage of stadiums in this game.
    Syce
    well you can for DD atm, they just added a tab in the game today that shows you how to upload your DD logo so you can use it for the show 20 when it releases.

    Thanks, that's great news. I don't play DD because I'm exclusively manage mode in franchise but I did create a team and a windmill logo two or three years ago just for fun.
    The art program is great once you figure out how to use it. Midwestern Farmers will replace a team in the NL Central for mlbts 2020. I'll start working on my logo.
    Ebbets Field with downloaded created advertisements from the vault on the menu
    in near future?
    Looking good for Franchise guys. Hope we can have opportunities to access players like new legends to our uploaded roster from 2019.
    Would love to have individual access (in Franchise ) to any of my created players from any year of The Show.
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    Scooter3
    Ebbets Field with downloaded created advertisements from the vault on the menu in near future?
    classic stadiums in the Show aren't complete until Ebbet is in.
    tessl
    Thanks, that's great news. I don't play DD because I'm exclusively manage mode in franchise but I did create a team and a windmill logo two or three years ago just for fun.
    The art program is great once you figure out how to use it. Midwestern Farmers will replace a team in the NL Central for mlbts 2020. I'll start working on my logo.

    my vote goes to the Farmers replacing the Brewers :devil:
    Caulfield
    classic stadiums in the Show aren't complete until Ebbet is in.
    my vote goes to the Farmers replacing the Brewers :devil:

    If we can carry over a franchise and relocate it will be the Pirates. I like to take a low budget team in franchise and try to make them into a playoff team.
    If I did replace the brewers I would definitely play home games in a different ballpark. Maybe on the franchise stream they will comment on whether we can relocate a carry over franchise.

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