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MLB The Show 20 Video - Some of the New Changes on Defense (IGN)

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MLB The Show 20 Video - Some of the New Changes on Defense (IGN)

Ryan McCaffrey, from IGN, recently sat down with MLB The Show 20 community manager and game designer Ramone Russell, as he walks through some of the new changes to defense, coming this year. In the b-roll video below, Ramone also talks about “Perfect-Perfect” hits, throws and much more, including over 700 gameplay animations.

The new first step system allows subtle transitions in different tiers. The best guys (for example, Cody Bellinger, Mike Trout) will get the best start in their transitions, all the time. The “Extreme Catch Indicator” only pops up on hard sinking line drives, and you will need to make a choice on whether you want to charge the ball and try to catch it, or lay off and concede the hit.

The button accuracy meter is more dynamic this year and it’s a little harder. The sweet spot grows based off of the ability of the player, the play itself and the catch and the throw he actually has. So if it’s an easier play, the green area would be larger, the harder the play, the small that green window is.

The throw home meter will provide users the ability to throw a perfect throw to home plate. Obviously, that doesn’t mean the player will be out every time, but the throw itself will make it so the catcher doesn’t have to move out of position to catch the ball.

Everything that was done this year, gives the user more control over what the players are doing and it makes the player ratings stand out more.

As mentioned by Archie56 in our Forums, Chevrolet Fountain is in the game this year, as seen at Comerica Park. Make sure to watch the video and let us know what you’re seeing and what you like or dislike about the new defensive changes to MLB The Show 20.

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  1. RunRickyRun24
    Thanks for sharing ... I hate this last month or so ... everything just DRAGS lol
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    No problem! I didn't see it posted here so thought I'd put it up. I'm really stoked about Fielding this year. I had a blast during the beta. And I agree, the last month or so always feels like it drags on and on
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    ChaseB
    Yeah looks like Chevrolet is in, Pepsi is not so far. I'll update the advertising article shortly.
    I know, I was hoping the Pepsi Porch was in at Comerica. So far it's still Franzola Cola. But I'll take Chevrolet in a heartbeat!
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    countryboy
    I am loving the changes to defense this year.
    These changes to defense are awesome. And I feel like infielders throws have some more zip to them, which I love
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    RunRickyRun24
    Thanks for sharing ... I hate this last month or so ... everything just DRAGS lol
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    I know I hate February. sport wise NOTHING is on, a lot of games are delayed it's a terrible month for gaming and sport, it's waiting around for baseball season to start and MLB the show
    ShowTyme15
    Saw a new animation when the Outfielder in NY made a leaping grab near the wall. Smooth too.
    Saw that as well, very smooth.
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    da_centa_fielda
    Why is the throw home meter only designed for home plate? The same idea should be applied when throwing to any base from any position.

    Don't get ahead of yourself. That is the feature they'll announce for MLB The Show 21.

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