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MLB The Show 20 Pre-Order Bonuses For Standard, PS Store Exclusive Digital Deluxe, GameStop Exclusive 15th Anniversary & MVP Editions

MLB The Show 20

MLB The Show 20 Pre-Order Bonuses For Standard, PS Store Exclusive Digital Deluxe, GameStop Exclusive 15th Anniversary & MVP Editions

Not only was Javier Baez announced earlier this morning, as the MLB The Show 20 cover athlete, but Pre-order bonuses for MLB The Show 20 were also revealed. You can take a look at the details below.

While the game officially releases on March 17, 2020, those of you that pre-order any of the collector’s editions: MVP Edition, the GameStop Exclusive 15th Anniversary Edition, or the PS Store Exclusive Digital Deluxe Edition, will get access to the game four days early, starting on March 13, 2020, for Early Access Weekend.

Before getting to the MLB The Show 20 pre-order bonuses, GameStop has posted a few little details… (Nice find, MrArlingtonBeach).

  • New in March to October: Strategically make your push for the postseason with expanded Front Office moves, updated Player Development, and a more flexible in-game experience
  • New in Road to The Show: Updated paths to the pros and expanded reward opportunities
  • Improved defensive and hitting mechanics
  • Expanded customization across the board
  • Stay tuned for detailed updates and new feature announcements

MLB The Show 20 is what baseball dreams are made of. With new ways to play, greater customization, and more exciting new paths to rake in rewards—this is the biggest and best Show ever. Write your own baseball legacy in an expansive RPG experience, or build and manage the team of your dreams to face intense online competition. The Show 20 is your ticket to play America’s pastime your way.

Pre-Order Bonuses

MLB The Show 20 Standard Edition – $59.99

RetailerPre-order Items
PlayStation Store1 Gold Choice Pack
Javy Báez Flashback DD Card for Instant use in The Show 19
5K Stubs
GameStop/EB Games1 Gold Choice Pack
1 Gear-Up Pack
All other retailers1 Gold Choice Pack

 

MLB The Show 20 15th Anniversary Edition (GameStop/EB Games Exclusive) – $99.99

  • 1 New Era MLB The Show 15th Anniversary 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition Steel Book
  • 4 Days Early Access for pre-order purchasers*

DLC Items

  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era MLB The Show 15th Anniversary 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • 1 Diamond Variety Pack
  • Double Daily Login Rewards
  • 2 Gold Choice Packs
  • 20 The Show Packs
  • 25K Stubs
  • 30 MLBTS PS4 Avatars

MLB The Show 20 Digital Deluxe Edition (PS Store) – $99.99

  • 4 Days Early Access for pre-order purchasers*
  • 2 Diamond Variety Packs
  • 5 Gold Choice Packs
  • 20 The Show Packs
  • 25K Stubs
  • Double Daily Login Rewards
  • 30 MLBTS PS4 Avatars
  • Game

MLB The Show 20 MVP Edition – $79.99

  • 4 Days Early Access for pre-order purchasers*

DLC Items

  • 1 Diamond Variety Pack
  • 2 Gold Choice Packs
  • 10 The Show Packs
  • 10K Stubs
  • Double Daily Login Rewards
  • 30 MLBTS PS4 Avatars

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  1. I wonder how much of a stretch it is that we might get a stadium creator...
    They mentioned building your team... in the brief description, and said more customization across the board, and the hat that comes with the limited edition has a picture of a stadium on it.
    I am sorry this is all crap. Fully embracing the Micro Transaction, give us all your money approach. This isn't paying to get access early, this is being penalized for not buying into the Ultimate Team, DD, pay to play scenario. This game releases on 3/13 unless you can't afford it or don't want the online crap. They should be ashamed of themselves, $D$ The $how, more like EA The $how. I am out just on this principle alone.
    Drty_Windshield
    I wonder how much of a stretch it is that we might get a stadium creator...
    They mentioned building your team... in the brief description, and said more customization across the board, and the hat that comes with the limited edition has a picture of a stadium on it.

    These are all good points, but if SDS is to be believed, a stadium builder would only happen if no other additions/upgrades to the game were made.
    That was their statement several years ago, when the calls for a stadium upgrade began in earnest. Perhaps something changed, but - especially with PS5 just around the corner - I'd imagine they'd wait for new hardware to come out to add that feature.
    I do hope I am wrong though...I've wanted this to be added for years as well.
    Yeah, while the expanded Front Office description under Road to October sounds promising, it's a bit alarming there's no mention of Franchise, and that it seems to be a focus on online team building (i.e. - DD)
    Covers have NEVER gotten me excited. I’ve always hated the late release of the game as it sort of made spring training a moot point. Nice to have an earlier release, but why, all of a sudden? DD, MTO, online, never been my cup of tea. Can actually say I’ve never in tried the home run derby, just wanted a deep franchise, great atmosphere, graphics.
    It’s a good game, but stale as hell. If they intend to now run with MTO.....will have to consider the options. No sense in purchasing a game that looks and feels like ‘19. It is what it is. No wishlist will change their direction.
    KnightTemplar
    Covers have NEVER gotten me excited. I’ve always hated the late release of the game as it sort of made spring training a moot point. Nice to have an earlier release, but why, all of a sudden? DD, MTO, online, never been my cup of tea. Can actually say I’ve never in tried the home run derby, just wanted a deep franchise, great atmosphere, graphics.
    It’s a good game, but stale as hell. If they intend to now run with MTO.....will have to consider the options. No sense in purchasing a game that looks and feels like ‘19. It is what it is. No wishlist will change their direction.

    Earlier release = more time for people to spend their money in DD, sadly. Sounds like they plan on going full in with MTO, which is discouraging. I think that put the final nail in the coffin for any hopes of the franchise we want. I'm looking very hard at the new Japan baseball game already.
    Didn't they end up doing early release for ALL preorders a couple years ago? No way I'm paying $20 extra for a steel and a bunch of crap I'll never touch just so I can play four days earlier.
    RunRickyRun24
    Aka the last ps4 release!!!!!
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    I dunno. I figure it'll still be around on ps4 3 or 4 more years. so, Show 23 or 24 for ps4?
    but then again, I was kinda surprised Show 16 was the last for ps3, since the last ps2 Show was 11 and the first Show for ps3 was Show 07
    Digital Deluxe for me. As I am not a DD player, however, I am a dedicated franchise player and every stub I earn goes straight into my team's bank. with all those packs day one I should easily get over 100,000 to get my current carryover franchise team even more available funds.
    mlblover15
    Digital Deluxe for me. As I am not a DD player, however, I am a dedicated franchise player and every stub I earn goes straight into my team's bank. with all those packs day one I should easily get over 100,000 to get my current carryover franchise team even more available funds.
    Pardon my ignorance, but you can use stubs in franchise?
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    PhilliesFan13
    Yes. You can buy money to put into your budget.
    Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk

    Sadly, the budget system is such a joke, budgets off is the way to go, making these totally useless.
    Drty_Windshield
    Can you explain what makes the budget system a joke?

    There are numerous threads discussing issues...good FAs not signing after a few years into franchise, the ridiculous complexity of having to figure out your budget in the offseason to sign players (they use the weekly instead of yearly breakdown), lopsided trades/AI trade logic...the list goes on
    dalger21

    As one who has forked over money before getting significant details, I do so for a few reasons:
    1) I've enjoyed every game of this series except for '17, so the chances that I'll like '20 are very favorable.
    2) I'm a collector hats and I like the one that is coming with the Premium edition. So I preorder that version to ensure that I get that version and the hat
    3) I preordered a physical copy from a brick and mortar store, so if something is announced about the game that I do not like and turns me off to buying it, I simply walk into that store, cancel my pre-order and get my money back.
    dalger21

    One reason for me: this series continues to produce the gold standard for sim style, ratings-based gameplay. Even within offline DD, I can play with the same sim-oriented ‘clean screen’ approach I do in franchise. I can’t say that with other sports games.
    I’m a ‘gameplay first’ type of guy....so anything else they add to my preferred modes is just gravy. And they do the thing that I care about extremely well and improve upon it annually.
    Obviously we all have different desires so what is a slam dunk pre-order for me may not be for others.
    I also preordered the digital deluxe edition and I’ll say this much: no matter what mode I wind up spending the most time with (and I will at least dabble in all of them), I will play the game a lot. I’ve mostly played Diamond Dynasty the past two years, but when I get frustrated with it, I will still be playing other modes in The Show.
    The fact that they haven’t announced major changes doesn’t bother me because I fundamentally like the product they’ve put out for several years. If it’s a reskinned The Show 19 with updated rosters, I’m still going to take well over $100 worth of value from it.
    Do I want more? Sure. But what they’ve already got is worth it.
    And what’s more, I basically don’t buy other games, with a handful of exceptions. I just claim the PS Plus freebies and try them out when I need a new experience. So throwing $100 at one game (when I might not buy a single other game in the next year) is NBD.
    Normally, like 99% of the time, I would suggest you never preorder any video game for various reasons, but the odds of me not liking a baseball game are slim to none. As a franchise player I wish I didn't have to spend more money to play early, and honestly I'll probably get the standard version like I always do because I can wait 4 days, it's not like it's the end of the world and there will be numerous gameplay patches anyway so it's not really a big deal.
    countryboy
    I'll be grabbing the 15th anniversary edition at GameStop

    countryboy
    Pre-ordered and paid for.
    And now we play the waiting game. :)

    Why are you talking to yourself? :bandito:
    Juzbee
    I'm confused.. Why would anyone pay for this now? Is it going to be more expensive when it's released? I don't get it.
    if I didnt have the money, I'd wait but since I always have it (knock on wood), I like to go ahead and be done with it. The Show and the old NCAAf series are the only two games I do/did this with, because they always took up the huge bulk of my gaming time. plus the cap has been a nice extra reason for the Show the last couple years. I put a couple dollars in my Show jar every Friday, so after 1 year, I always have my money ready to go. but it really depends on each persons personal situation/preference, especially if one needs the money for other things.
    If Franchise Mode (offline) fails to go addressed for MLB 20, then none of these preorder bonuses mean anything to me. I want to see some innovation in that mode, not just a few intricate fixes here and there that ultimately add nothing to the overall experience. Its been DD and RTTS, and granted they're the most played modes and where they make their money, but lets go already.
    Til then I'll have to hold my breath and wait and see. Would love to buy this game again.
    2 things I’d love to see in The Show 20, Tiger Stadium and no number limitations. I only play all time rosters would love to be able to see classic players with their actual numbers. At least give us the option to turn on/off retired numbers.
    CoiaNY
    If Franchise Mode (offline) fails to go addressed for MLB 20, then none of these preorder bonuses mean anything to me. I want to see some innovation in that mode, not just a few intricate fixes here and there that ultimately add nothing to the overall experience. Its been DD and RTTS, and granted they're the most played modes and where they make their money, but lets go already.
    Til then I'll have to hold my breath and wait and see. Would love to buy this game again.

    I am with you on this. No work on the Franchise, no money is given. All those micro-transaction to unlock stuff is way too much.
    Somehow, I am beginning to long for an EA baseball game with loot box and laser swing effects.
    bravesfan1984
    There are numerous threads discussing issues...good FAs not signing after a few years into franchise, the ridiculous complexity of having to figure out your budget in the offseason to sign players (they use the weekly instead of yearly breakdown), lopsided trades/AI trade logic...the list goes on

    Agree with all of this.
    Drty_Windshield
    I wonder how much of a stretch it is that we might get a stadium creator...
    They mentioned building your team... in the brief description, and said more customization across the board, and the hat that comes with the limited edition has a picture of a stadium on it.

    Won't happen, will never happen. Ever year people read into some little detail think they are dropping some kind of hint. The game will be the same crap that has been put out the past 3 years.
    orioles0615
    Won't happen, will never happen. Ever year people read into some little detail think they are dropping some kind of hint. The game will be the same crap that has been put out the past 3 years.

    Yeah really crappy game man.
    Sent from Palm Trees and Paradise using Operation Sports
    So it's a March 17th release?
    That means another 3 months of not caring at all. Then 1 month of...well maybe (?)...actively scouring for information. Then another 2 weeks reading between the lines, painfully noticing what isn't getting mentioned and what's been totally overlooked. Then another week of making a flurry of but but but...franchise mode (!) posts. Followed by going back into hibernation from this subforum as I wait til next year.
    I held off buying this years game until I found a deal I liked and will do so again if they continue to put out a roster update rather than add meaningful features to franchise mode. I paid full price for what I’m currently getting a few years ago, I don’t see the need to keep rewarding SDS for the game they created back then just because they put a new cover on it. So long as simple things like putting playoff and spring training logos on hats and getting ballparks spot on get put aside, they can wait for my money. And I speak as somebody who likes the game a lot so this isn’t a question of not playing the game as much or getting value from the game. It’s a simple matter of not paying for practically the same product I have already bought.
    We’re in the midst of a generation of gaming where the separation between gamers and developers has never been greater than it is now, hence you barely see developers interacting with the general public anymore. They use third parties such as YouTube surrogates to shield them from exposure. That’s because the decisions being made today are harder to justify but also because they’ve sold out to a horde of players who are throwing fistfuls of cash their way and are loud, vocal and opinionated about it. Something they’re prepared to tolerate as a price worth paying. Even when there are unpleasant, tragic consequences they don’t shift course.
    Its a calculation that SDS have made but this business is always evolving. I’m prepared to wait and see what happens when the next big thing comes along and the DD big spenders are throwing their cash elsewhere. Maybe SDS will start to listen to gamers again, maybe they won’t. Sony closes studios once they stop innovating and creating better products so who knows what’s around the corner.
    RogerDodger
    I held off buying this years game until I found a deal I liked and will do so again if they continue to put out a roster update rather than add meaningful features to franchise mode. I paid full price for what I’m currently getting a few years ago, I don’t see the need to keep rewarding SDS for the game they created back then just because they put a new cover on it. So long as simple things like putting playoff and spring training logos on hats and getting ballparks spot on get put aside, they can wait for my money. And I speak as somebody who likes the game a lot so this isn’t a question of not playing the game as much or getting value from the game. It’s a simple matter of not paying for practically the same product I have already bought.
    We’re in the midst of a generation of gaming where the separation between gamers and developers has never been greater than it is now, hence you barely see developers interacting with the general public anymore. They use third parties such as YouTube surrogates to shield them from exposure. That’s because the decisions being made today are harder to justify but also because they’ve sold out to a horde of players who are throwing fistfuls of cash their way and are loud, vocal and opinionated about it. Something they’re prepared to tolerate as a price worth paying. Even when there are unpleasant, tragic consequences they don’t shift course.
    Its a calculation that SDS have made but this business is always evolving. I’m prepared to wait and see what happens when the next big thing comes along and the DD big spenders are throwing their cash elsewhere. Maybe SDS will start to listen to gamers again, maybe they won’t. Sony closes studios once they stop innovating and creating better products so who knows what’s around the corner.

    Very well said
    We are in the Fortnite era of sports gaming.
    But with that being said....IMO The Show still plays a fantastic game offline for me personally. I love it. I enjoy the hell out of it.
    I want improvements like everyone else. Hopefully we get some meaningful franchise mode upgrades and more importantly AI logic. But I am not raising my expectations. At this point based on history....I have tempered my expectations in that regard. But where my expectations are never lowered is the consistent improvement to gameplay. And they have delivered in that regard for me personally. Not everyone will agree with that.....but I really don't care. I only care what I think.
    I am playing 19 hardcore. I have played every single release starting with 09 year round. Nothing has changed in that regard. And that is a testament to how great of a sports game The Show is. The franchise improvements have been small compared to the innovative improvements of their main modes, which is Diamond Dynasty and RTTS.
    That is what the kids play gentlemen. It is what it is.
    Armor and Sword
    We are in the Fortnite era of sports gaming.
    But with that being said....IMO The Show still plays a fantastic game offline for me personally. I love it. I enjoy the hell out of it.
    I want improvements like everyone else. Hopefully we get some meaningful franchise mode upgrades and more importantly AI logic. But I am not raising my expectations. At this point based on history....I have tempered my expectations in that regard. But where my expectations are never lowered is the consistent improvement to gameplay. And they have delivered in that regard for me personally. Not everyone will agree with that.....but I really don't care. I only care what I think.
    I am playing 19 hardcore. I have played every single release starting with 09 year round. Nothing has changed in that regard. And that is a testament to how great of a sports game The Show is. The franchise improvements have been small compared to the innovative improvements of their main modes, which is Diamond Dynasty and RTTS.
    That is what the kids play gentlemen. It is what it is.

    Armor, I'm sure you posted many times before, but (just curious) what's your game mode of choice for MLBTS?
    dbekoscke
    Armor, I'm sure you posted many times before, but (just curious) what's your game mode of choice for MLBTS?

    It has and always will be Franchise mode.
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    Armor and Sword
    We are in the Fortnite era of sports gaming.
    But with that being said....IMO The Show still plays a fantastic game offline for me personally. I love it. I enjoy the hell out of it.
    I want improvements like everyone else. Hopefully we get some meaningful franchise mode upgrades and more importantly AI logic. But I am not raising my expectations. At this point based on history....I have tempered my expectations in that regard. But where my expectations are never lowered is the consistent improvement to gameplay. And they have delivered in that regard for me personally. Not everyone will agree with that.....but I really don't care. I only care what I think.
    I am playing 19 hardcore. I have played every single release starting with 09 year round. Nothing has changed in that regard. And that is a testament to how great of a sports game The Show is. The franchise improvements have been small compared to the innovative improvements of their main modes, which is Diamond Dynasty and RTTS.
    That is what the kids play gentlemen. It is what it is.

    I agree with everything you say. I’ve played more of this game year round than probably 90% of those here playing the game and continue to spend most of my gaming time with it. What I won’t do however is pay for the same game next year that I already have now and in the absence of some big franchise updates, that is what the game would be to me.
    RogerDodger
    I agree with everything you say. I’ve played more of this game year round than probably 90% of those here playing the game and continue to spend most of my gaming time with it. What I won’t do however is pay for the same game next year that I already have now and in the absence of some big franchise updates, that is what the game would be to me.

    I can’t disagree with that sentiment. Everyone can do whatever they want with their own hard earned money.
    I hope they do some meaningful updates to franchise. But with PS5 coming 2020 Christmas.....doubtful.
    Curious to see if The Show 21 follows the port that was 14 when they first moved to PS4.
    The Show was what got me to be an early adopter of the PS4 however if The Show 21 is a nothing more than a port I may delay getting a PS5.
    Remains to be seen.
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    Really simple request.
    Allow for rotating inter-league schedules.
    I am not asking for much here. I love carry over franchise.....but I wait to carry over to the next iteration (I save it in December). Only because I want the rotating inter-league schedule.
    Yeah its that important. Keeps franchise fresh when doing multi year franchise.
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    Armor and Sword
    Really simple request.
    Allow for rotating inter-league schedules.
    I am not asking for much here. I love carry over franchise.....but I wait to carry over to the next iteration (I save it in December). Only because I want the rotating inter-league schedule.
    Yeah its that important. Keeps franchise fresh when doing multi year franchise.
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    I’d buy the most expensive addition if it came with that feature. It shouldn’t been implemented at least 15 years ago.
    Armor and Sword
    Really simple request.
    Allow for rotating inter-league schedules.
    I am not asking for much here. I love carry over franchise.....but I wait to carry over to the next iteration (I save it in December). Only because I want the rotating inter-league schedule.
    Yeah its that important. Keeps franchise fresh when doing multi year franchise.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    Armor and Sword
    Really simple request.
    Allow for rotating inter-league schedules.
    I am not asking for much here. I love carry over franchise.....but I wait to carry over to the next iteration (I save it in December). Only because I want the rotating inter-league schedule.
    Yeah its that important. Keeps franchise fresh when doing multi year franchise.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    Armor, since you probably qualify as a franchise expert here (they are many others I'm sure), have you or do you notice any issues/errors while resuming or carrying over a franchise year after year with each new iteration of The Show?
    dbekoscke
    Armor, since you probably qualify as a franchise expert here (they are many others I'm sure), have you or do you notice any issues/errors while resuming or carrying over a franchise year after year with each new iteration of The Show?

    I actually had an issue with carrying over my save from 18 to 19 as it would not allow me to move past Arbitration. That save was in January of the calendar year 2019.
    Fortunately I do multiple saves and had one from December and just did everything on 18 but not before advancing to Spring training so I can get the most updated Yankees schedule.
    That is the only real issue I ever encountered. The "Phases" thing introduced that bug.
    SO make sure you do everything on 19 in your off-season but before you advance to spring training. Then you can carry it over and grab the brand new schedule for 2020.
    Armor and Sword
    Really simple request.
    Allow for rotating inter-league schedules.
    I am not asking for much here. I love carry over franchise.....but I wait to carry over to the next iteration (I save it in December). Only because I want the rotating inter-league schedule.
    Yeah its that important. Keeps franchise fresh when doing multi year franchise.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    If I recall correctly, its a very tough technical thing to implement and would take a whole cycle. I'm not sure how that can be the case, but I remember Ramone saying as such. Probably due to the data structure of franchise mode or something.
    underdog13
    If I recall correctly, its a very tough technical thing to implement and would take a whole cycle. I'm not sure how that can be the case, but I remember Ramone saying as such. Probably due to the data structure of franchise mode or something.
    yep. add it to my wishlisht that Sony hires a bunch more developers to work on the small things that take up too much time to pull developers off the big things. and dont stop at rotating inter-league scheds, broaden it to include custom inter-league scheds
    underdog13
    If I recall correctly, its a very tough technical thing to implement and would take a whole cycle. I'm not sure how that can be the case, but I remember Ramone saying as such. Probably due to the data structure of franchise mode or something.

    I remember EA saying they couldn’t put the Pro Bowl in Madden for technical reasons. Until they could and did.
    RogerDodger
    I remember EA saying they couldn’t put the Pro Bowl in Madden for technical reasons. Until they could and did.
    yep, its all about priorities. I really do believe SDS will eventually get rotating inter-league scheds in, but since it has no bearing on Diamond Dynasty it hasnt been high on the priority list. insert obligatory ''it is what it is'' here. :(
    Caulfield
    yep, its all about priorities. I really do believe SDS will eventually get rotating inter-league scheds in, but since it has no bearing on Diamond Dynasty it hasnt been high on the priority list. insert obligatory ''it is what it is'' here. :(

    It’s definitely a positive that they at least acknowledge it each year. But as you said it’s all about priorities, you can’t put rotating interleague schedules as a “back of the box” new feature.
    dbekoscke
    Armor, since you probably qualify as a franchise expert here (they are many others I'm sure), have you or do you notice any issues/errors while resuming or carrying over a franchise year after year with each new iteration of The Show?

    I have much less experience (only versions I've played are 18 and 19), but I had major issues with carrying over my franchise into 19. Couldn't ever figure it out, and it happened with multiple saves at multiple points in the franchise, so I just started over.
    Every time I imported, my contracts would all get messed up in the first offseason. Some guys who were scheduled for free agency, for example, would then enter the offseason midway through long-term contracts. Bunch of stuff like that.
    Lately I've been tempted to load up those old 2018 teams and try again, but I tried everything I could think of to make it work, and it never did. Especially sucked because I had a guy who had an outside shot at setting some career records (or at least reaching some impressive milestones).
    Armor and Sword
    We are in the Fortnite era of sports gaming.
    But with that being said....IMO The Show still plays a fantastic game offline for me personally. I love it. I enjoy the hell out of it.
    I want improvements like everyone else. Hopefully we get some meaningful franchise mode upgrades and more importantly AI logic. But I am not raising my expectations. At this point based on history....I have tempered my expectations in that regard. But where my expectations are never lowered is the consistent improvement to gameplay. And they have delivered in that regard for me personally. Not everyone will agree with that.....but I really don't care. I only care what I think.
    I am playing 19 hardcore. I have played every single release starting with 09 year round. Nothing has changed in that regard. And that is a testament to how great of a sports game The Show is. The franchise improvements have been small compared to the innovative improvements of their main modes, which is Diamond Dynasty and RTTS.
    That is what the kids play gentlemen. It is what it is.

    There's always one way to fix it and that's stop spending your money to support a game that hasn't changed much in at least 3 years. We exist in the Fortnite era because 8 year olds get Daddy to buy it. Are you not more discerning of your spending than that?
    BeatArmy
    There's always one way to fix it and that's stop spending your money to support a game that hasn't changed much in at least 3 years. We exist in the Fortnite era because 8 year olds get Daddy to buy it. Are you not more discerning of your spending than that?
    I'm just not a fan of throwing baby out with bath water. for all the things that need tweaking, for the one game I play year round, its worth saving a couple dollars a week. I suppose if all the support for the Show dried up and they went out of business, its possible a better game might come along. but I dont think so.
    Caulfield
    I'm just not a fan of throwing baby out with bath water. for all the things that need tweaking, for the one game I play year round, its worth saving a couple dollars a week. I suppose if all the support for the Show dried up and they went out of business, its possible a better game might come along. but I dont think so.

    BeatArmy
    There's always one way to fix it and that's stop spending your money to support a game that hasn't changed much in at least 3 years. We exist in the Fortnite era because 8 year olds get Daddy to buy it. Are you not more discerning of your spending than that?

    I love the game every year in spite of the lack of franchise improvements. The gameplay has always been improving each and every iteration. If that never improved...I would not be buying it.
    Not more discerning? My judgement is very sound. In my judgement The Show is worth 60 bucks a year from me.
    I pour 300-400 hours a year into the game.
    Is that discerning enough for you?
    What kind of comment is that man?
    It's my 60 bucks. You do what you want with yours.
    dalger21
    With the way The Show is headed to more of the online micro-transaction heavy game, I can see myself not purchasing The Show anymore. I only play it for RttS but I am not enjoying the game anymore. I stopped playing in like April or May. I've seen people here say they will buy the game no matter what, even forking over coin before any details are announced. Prerogative and all of that. I cannot ever see myself doing that. My little $60 won't mean much in the grand scheme of things and perhaps even my indifference to how The Show has morphed into what is is today. I'd rather just play something else that I know I will enjoy.

    See this I just don't get. I mean I am just as tired as some on here that want improvements, hate that they took stuff out, monetization being more prevalent. But I don't see this as a reason to stop playing entirely? I'll call them out for nonsense and I personally have decided this is no longer a day one pickup. But to stop playing? Nope never happen. I have every copy since I started in 2007.
    Im enjoying 19 but I recently went back to 16 and I am having a blast. Especially RTTS. There are so many options. Go back to an older game that you did enjoy at least. I will probably get 20 at some point but not until a price drop and patches are done.
    Shock ! No franchise mode updates again
    Meh not even gonna bother going on about it too much, but sports game are really dying and mlb the show the last one left I play and it’s starting to get to that cycle now where o question if it’s worth my time anymore.
    Ok all
    Honesty the only reason I buy it now is roster update so rookies are not rookies in mlb 20, and small gameplay improvement.
    ninertravel
    Shock ! No franchise mode updates again

    Meh not even gonna bother going on about it too much, but sports game are really dying and mlb the show the last one left I play and it’s starting to get to that cycle now where o question if it’s worth my time anymore.
    Ok all
    Honesty the only reason I buy it now is roster update so rookies are not rookies in mlb 20, and small gameplay improvement.

    I am not expecting much.....but we don’t know anything right now.
    Nothing has been revealed in terms of franchise mode.
    Armor and Sword
    I am not expecting much.....but we don’t know anything right now.
    Nothing has been revealed in terms of franchise mode.

    Perhaps.. but we have been down this road before. the last few years we have all said 'nothing mentioned so let's wait' this and we got nothing by contract extentions.
    with the PS5 around the corner and this being the last game of the PS4 era I can't see ANY changes at all happening. in fact I would be worried as hell that franchise mode maybe no more come PS5 era and March to October will be our stripped mode of that. with all sports games focusing on Mut modes and digital cards. (even now friggin slot casinos!) it wouldn't be a surprise me at all. so I have great fears of the future of franchise mode in 2021.
    First year in a long while I won't pre-order, as I've just been burnt too many times now. I really shouldn't have pre-ordered last year after their pretty terrible behaviour with the 17 launch (endless lies to sell the game, biggest of which being not mentioning they'd removed Seasons without telling anyone) but I got the baseball itch and caved in.
    But I played this year less than any other and enjoyed my time less than any previous year. I didn't even get through a season in franchise as it just felt like I was playing the same game I've been playing for years. Gameplay was marginally different, but the franchise mode itself remains stagnant.
    DD was just awful tbh, hated pretty much every change they made. I massively dislike the direction the game is going and I can only see it going further in the mobile phone game direction it currently is.
    Ignore all the problems though, because here is a new card with really high numbers on it for you to buy! Not for me.
    inkcil
    Might be a dumb question but do unused stubs carry over from '18 to '19 or from '19 to '20?

    Not a dumb question, but unless something changes, they do not.
    I am going to wait for the developer streams to decide if I will buy the game this year (and I should point out that I have bought the game every year since 2012). But I am on the fence right now as to which version to buy if I do indeed buy the game. For the last couple of years I have been playing mostly RTTS and having some stubs lying around to pick up mostly gold but some diamond gear is an option. So if I continue to play RTTS I would consider the MVP addition. But instead of playing RTTS, I am also toying with the idea of playing player lock games in Franchise since I believe it will give me slightly better control of the team and the league over all. So with player lock, there is no need for gear, meaning no need for stubs meaning I can get away with buying just the Standard Edition. The thing I don't like is that SDS releases the Standard Edition four days later than the other bundled options.
    Finally, I say this every year "No I will not buy the game". But this year may be different what with it being the last year of the PS4 games. It might not be a bad idea to save some $$$ for 2021 when the PS5 consoles hit the market. I am sure they will not be cheap.
    Also remember it's been announced that PS4 games will be Backwards Compatible with the PS5 (*confirm*), so this may factor into your purchasing decision.
    I for one am going to end up buying several PS4 games that I wouldn't have otherwise since I know that they can still be used if I sell the PS4 when the PS5 drops.
    ninertravel
    Perhaps.. but we have been down this road before. the last few years we have all said 'nothing mentioned so let's wait' this and we got nothing by contract extentions.
    with the PS5 around the corner and this being the last game of the PS4 era I can't see ANY changes at all happening. in fact I would be worried as hell that franchise mode maybe no more come PS5 era and March to October will be our stripped mode of that. with all sports games focusing on Mut modes and digital cards. (even now friggin slot casinos!) it wouldn't be a surprise me at all. so I have great fears of the future of franchise mode in 2021.

    Franchise is on life support in regards to The Show. I agree with you. I have always LOVED this series, but ever since they dropped Online Franchise like 3-4 days before release a few years ago, after I already paid off my preorder - put a real bad taste in my mouth. Then last year, some of the Sony partners along with Ramone mocked the player base about legitimate stuff broken in the game...on video nonetheless.
    The focus of this game the past 3-4 iterations has absolutely shifted towards DD. Gameplay only goes so far when you remove or cut back support on modes that people do enjoy. And honestly, the gameplay wasn't that great last year. Broken hitting, low strikes not being relevant, etc. Far from me to tell people what to do with their money, but for me for the first time ever, this isn't a Day 1 purchase.
    I’ll be getting the MVP addition, because for me the $20 is worth a weekend of early play. I don’t play DD or any of the online modes so I will be giving my codes out on this forum like I usually do. Although they dropped the ball last year, my local spot should have the game on the 10th or 11th of early copies are available at regular retail locations
    Therebelyell626
    I’ll be getting the MVP addition, because for me the $20 is worth a weekend of early play. I don’t play DD or any of the online modes so I will be giving my codes out on this forum like I usually do. Although they dropped the ball last year, my local spot should have the game on the 10th or 11th of early copies are available at regular retail locations

    Same here, especially if minor leaguers will be included on the base roster. If that is the case I can start my franchise on 3/13.

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