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MLB The Show 21 Gameplay on Xbox Series X

IGN sits down with Sony San Diego Gameplay Designer Ramone Russell, as they show off some MLB The Show 21 gameplay footage from the Xbox Series X. They also discuss the new features coming this year, including the next-gen exclusive Stadium Creator.

Make sure to watch the video. It looks so beautiful. The Stadium Creator is bananas. In fact, the team has been actively working on the Stadium Creator feature for 5 years. The lead graphics programmer Jonathan Ramsey, has been working on it exclusively for 2 years.

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  1. Man, those next gen screenshots they showed looked absolutely gorgeous. And the player scans look phenomenal. I can't wait till April 16!!
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    Stadium creator looks CRAZY
    The amount of options and flexibility looks like you can do pretty much everything.
    Still calls to question how the stands will work in terms of where you place your outfield walls though.
    But the amount of stuff you can add beyond the walls and in the stands is incredibly deep.
    MetsFan16
    Stadium creator looks CRAZY
    The amount of options and flexibility looks like you can do pretty much everything.
    Still calls to question how the stands will work in terms of where you place your outfield walls though.
    But the amount of stuff you can add beyond the walls and in the stands is incredibly deep.

    indeed. Why do i have the feeling I'll become a Stadium Creator junkie !
    I like we can pick & choose assets for all other stadiums. In the Creator menu at the bottom there's an option "Stadium Hub". That's what I'm curious to see if it's a vault we can all share our stuff.
    When's the Twitch about Stadium Creator ?
    Jaystar8083
    Kid, what did he say about Franchise?

    “We’ve changed franchise mode.”
    It was just in terms of game modes and what they’ve worked on This year.
    Jaystar8083
    Kid, what did he say about Franchise?

    He just made the comment that they changed franchise mode
    No details given
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    Ryan Mccaffrey is honestly the only person I like over there at IGN. Everyone else is so juvenile it seems. He's the only one over there that really covers sports games and you can tell he really loves baseball. The only other person that's not too bad is the girl that does the Daily Fix videos.
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    I don’t know maybe I am jaded or just been playing the game to long. But to here him talk about thousands of new animations and how long someone has been in the lab working on stadium creator.
    It’s disheartening because I am watching the game play on the latest Xbox platform and I see no new movement at all. It looks identical when it comes to animations.
    It’s to the point that I know the only Four new base running animation they added last year. Which every runner in the game does.
    So I don’t know if it is the feeling of trying to up sale a game. But it just all feels false to me.
    Just my 2cents
    jada855
    I don’t know maybe I am jaded or just been playing the game to long. But to here him talk about thousands of new animations and how long someone has been in the lab working on stadium creator.
    It’s disheartening because I am watching the game play on the latest Xbox platform and I see no new movement at all. It looks identical when it comes to animations.
    It’s to the point that I know the only Four new base running animation they added last year. Which every runner in the game does.
    So I don’t know if it is the feeling of trying to up sale a game. But it just all feels false to me.
    Just my 2cents
    They add animations every year, but they dont take the "outdated" animations out (with the exception of batting stances/pitching motions), so I guess some of the animations are the same, but the new ones will add some life especially on the defensive side of the ball
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    jada855
    I don’t know maybe I am jaded or just been playing the game to long. But to here him talk about thousands of new animations and how long someone has been in the lab working on stadium creator.
    It’s disheartening because I am watching the game play on the latest Xbox platform and I see no new movement at all. It looks identical when it comes to animations.
    It’s to the point that I know the only Four new base running animation they added last year. Which every runner in the game does.
    So I don’t know if it is the feeling of trying to up sale a game. But it just all feels false to me.
    Just my 2cents
    Did you play the tech test this year? Bc it was very noticeable that there were new animations
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    The Kid 24
    Crazy they've been working on stadium creator for 5 years or w/e Ramone said.

    Yeah, really. I wonder how far ahead of time they knew the next-gen specifications and that it would finally be able to handle a stadium creator they felt satisfied with.
    The Kid 24
    Crazy they've been working on stadium creator for 5 years or w/e Ramone said.

    I remember about 3 or 4 years ago (maybe 5) in one of the streams he answered a question about stadium creator and that if they wanted to do it the way they wanted it would take them quite some time to do (think 3 years was what he mentioned at the time). So this seems right in line. Probably was something they started working on the PS4 but found it couldn't work up to the standards they wanted. And then the PS5 rolled up and they had the hardware to handle it. Just a guess.
    The Kid 24
    Crazy they've been working on stadium creator for 5 years or w/e Ramone said.
    I haven't gotten to really watch many videos yet of it in action, but for that long of a development time, it must be a well polished feature that is pretty procedural which should be awesome for those who plan to use it.
    This feature is an example of why 1 year dev cycles are so hard for sports developers. That doesn't excuse all of their shortcomings, but I wish sports games would see some innovation in terms of team structure, release schedules, etc.
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    CBoller1331
    They add animations every year, but they dont take the "outdated" animations out (with the exception of batting stances/pitching motions), so I guess some of the animations are the same, but the new ones will add some life especially on the defensive side of the ball
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    CBoller1331,
    I see your point. The funny thing is. I felt a lot of the new animations they added last year were in the batting stance and home run animations. Which I discovered late in the season.
    I guess it’s frustration as the old outstanding eye sore animations which are 100% visible in daily game play that are begging to be updated.
    Archie56
    Ryan Mccaffrey is honestly the only person I like over there at IGN. Everyone else is so juvenile it seems. He's the only one over there that really covers sports games and you can tell he really loves baseball. The only other person that's not too bad is the girl that does the Daily Fix videos.
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    If you haven’t checked it out before and youre an Xbox fan, check out the Unlocked podcast. Ryan is on it and it’s great. After skipping the Xbox One, im back in the Xbox ecosystem with the Series X and I haven’t been this into gaming in many, many years. Just absolutely loving it and can’t wait to play The Show on Xbox.
    IHateDuke32
    If you haven’t checked it out before and youre an Xbox fan, check out the Unlocked podcast. Ryan is on it and it’s great. After skipping the Xbox One, im back in the Xbox ecosystem with the Series X and I haven’t been this into gaming in many, many years. Just absolutely loving it and can’t wait to play The Show on Xbox.
    I do like the Unlocked Podcast. Ryan has always been a cool guy to listen to. He's just sensible and knows his stuff
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    I had kind of figured from some shots in the stadium creator video, but it's nice to see actual (shown) confirmation that we'll be able to edit the stands in foul territory and down towards homeplate it looks like. I had figured when they showed the field of dreams that they would be movable and whatnot, but good to see they are selectable individually.
    Also to note: minimum distance (for left field anyways) looks to be 270 so that should work well for some old parks (not quite the LA Coliseum left field dimension but it'll do :lol: ).
    Seeing how well the placing system works and how the stands can snap together or be placed without it is great as well. I can't wait to get my hands on stadium creator to have some fun!
    Also, it looks like (to me anyways) that we'll be able to replace all 30 stadiums in franchise if we desire (which I figured to be the case anyways with the vault being involved). The fact that they've made 30 pre-made stadiums for us to customize, I figure that speaks to us being able to replace all teams and then give them all custom stadiums. But that's just me assuming.
    What we really need now is a vault for created/replaced teams. It's nice to be able to save ones we make, but I'd like to share them and download ones others have made. So I'm hoping we get that this year.
    Lastly, I finally know what the top right meter is for. Guess they didn't have the % in the first stadium creator clip because now I get that it's probably how full the stadium is and is limited to for data reasons
    The Kid 24
    Ramone said they changed Franchise mode....... Guess we'll see week from today.

    I'm going to hope for the best and plan for the worst here, but what year was it that they said something like they brought back season mode, only for us to find out that it was just March to October where you'd finish in season mode or something like that? I just hope their plan isn't to bring March to October in franchise mode, and that's it.
    Anyway, I don't think that's the case anyway. I think there is a reason they don't have Y2Y saves in this version besides just bringing this game to Xbox, and I think it's so they can work on some things that would have probably otherwise been broken if they kept Y2Y in for this iteration (hoping they bring it back next year, though).
    jada855
    CBoller1331,
    I see your point. The funny thing is. I felt a lot of the new animations they added last year were in the batting stance and home run animations. Which I discovered late in the season.
    I guess it’s frustration as the old outstanding eye sore animations which are 100% visible in daily game play that are begging to be updated.

    Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate it.
    The decision to replace or add variety to an animation category can be a tough one, as it can affect gameplay so much.
    Feel free to Private Message a list of your top 5 "I am so sick of seeing this animation!" to me, and I will see what I can do.
    douggoud
    I remember about 3 or 4 years ago (maybe 5) in one of the streams he answered a question about stadium creator and that if they wanted to do it the way they wanted it would take them quite some time to do (think 3 years was what he mentioned at the time). So this seems right in line. Probably was something they started working on the PS4 but found it couldn't work up to the standards they wanted. And then the PS5 rolled up and they had the hardware to handle it. Just a guess.

    I remember they were floating around Shea Stadium when they said this in their Twitch stream, haha.
    Anyway, I still am going to keep expectations tempered for Stadium Creator, no matter what I saw customization-wise. There still hasn't been any indicator of outfield bullpens, reconfiguring the front stands, changing seat colors, domes/retractable roofs, concourses (or walls beyond the field-of-play walls), and distance markers/advertisements on walls. This is among many other things.
    I'm glad this is in the game, and I certainly hope they keep building year in and year out. You can definitely do anything you want to the walls within the field of play, and you can definitely seem to add a lot of things to your liking. But people are still saying they plan to recreate some stadiums that I'm still skeptical on what will be possible, though I'm certainly hopeful!
    Either way, this is pretty revolutionary, and to hear they've been working on it as long as they have been is promising.
    Chris_SCEA_Sports
    Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate it.
    The decision to replace or add variety to an animation category can be a tough one, as it can affect gameplay so much.
    Feel free to Private Message a list of your top 5 "I am so sick of seeing this animation!" to me, and I will see what I can do.

    All PS3 stances and pitching motions need to go. There are more than enough without them and they are now a net negative being in the game. At the very least they need to be blocked from being assignable by the CPU for draft players so you don't see them unless you pick it yourself.
    jimmy13
    “We’ve changed franchise mode.”
    It was just in terms of game modes and what they’ve worked on This year.

    This makes me nervous as hell now not in a good way. if they pulled a EA and took our 30 team control and being able to edit players.. whenever a big franchise change comes along like that it's time to get nervous that first year of change
    Blzer
    I remember they were floating around Shea Stadium when they said this in their Twitch stream, haha.
    Anyway, I still am going to keep expectations tempered for Stadium Creator, no matter what I saw customization-wise. There still hasn't been any indicator of outfield bullpens, reconfiguring the front stands, changing seat colors, domes/retractable roofs, concourses (or walls beyond the field-of-play walls), and distance markers/advertisements on walls. This is among many other things.
    I'm glad this is in the game, and I certainly hope they keep building year in and year out. You can definitely do anything you want to the walls within the field of play, and you can definitely seem to add a lot of things to your liking. But people are still saying they plan to recreate some stadiums that I'm still skeptical on what will be possible, though I'm certainly hopeful!
    Either way, this is pretty revolutionary, and to hear they've been working on it as long as they have been is promising.

    It's not unreasonable to keep expectations in check. Unfortunately I'm not a reasonable person so I'm just way too excited to finally have this, even from what I've seen so far.
    As for bullpen, they look customisable to an extent to me. I only say that because I saw bullpens in play (Ala Wrigley pre-renovation or Oracle Field) in the original trailer with Coach and Tatis puppet when they showed the field of dreams. They also looked to be there in today's IGN video and actually a couple others in the Create-a-stadium video. But then when they're placing the solar panels in that video, there isn't a bullpen in play there (foul territory looks to be too small to fit it). Me personally, I imagine they have some presets for bullpens you can plop down and that where you can't put items in a general area around it (so your bullpen aren't pitching around trees or walls or something :lol: ).
    As for front stands to you mean like behind home plate or the ones along the first base and third base line? Because I think it was today's video somewhere they were moving around and it highlighted sections of the stands along the first base line. So those look to be customizable as well. Which is a relief because I wasn't sure from the single view a week or two ago.
    Behind home plate has yet to be seen, but I imagine it should be too if they bothered to do the field of dreams type field. But that might just be me.
    I would find it weird for them not to let us at least choose from certain preset colors for the seats, if not let us choose from a color wheel. Then again, they haven't shown it so we'll see. Just would be weird for a creator of (seemingly) this magnitude and then you're stuck with that blueish-grey colored seats.
    The only think I'm fairly sure isn't in this year is dome/retractable roofs just due to how I can imagine that might be difficult to implement with having fairly free-reign over the dimensions. If it's not in this year I hope it's in next year for sure. Same for ads. I'm sure we'll get the ones already in game on existing parks and "The Show" type ones, but a system like NBA 2K where you can upload images (least for offline use, online would be a terrible idea) and place them would take it to another level.
    I figure if we basically have access to pieces from all MLB, past MLB and minor league stadiums we should be able to make a bunch of stadiums. Might not be 100% but close is always good! I'm just excited to get my hands on it to make stadiums and play around with it. I usually start my time in the game starting by exploring the player stuff and making my RTTS character. Probably gonna be a few hours in the creator before I do that. Lol
    douggoud
    As for bullpen, they look customisable to an extent to me. I only say that because I saw bullpens in play (Ala Wrigley pre-renovation or Oracle Field) in the original trailer with Coach and Tatis puppet when they showed the field of dreams. They also looked to be there in today's IGN video and actually a couple others in the Create-a-stadium video. But then when they're placing the solar panels in that video, there isn't a bullpen in play there (foul territory looks to be too small to fit it). Me personally, I imagine they have some presets for bullpens you can plop down and that where you can't put items in a general area around it (so your bullpen aren't pitching around trees or walls or something :lol: ).

    Sorry, when I said "outfield bullpens," I meant "beyond the outfield walls," like most ballparks have (and by most, I mean 29 of 30 ballparks). That's part of a staple of ballpark building, alongside lawns and concourses. It's not just about seats and decks.
    If you saw my drawings, I don't think either of my ballparks can be made from a standpoint of the basic layout, minus the wall dimensions.
    As for front stands to you mean like behind home plate or the ones along the first base and third base line? Because I think it was today's video somewhere they were moving around and it highlighted sections of the stands along the first base line. So those look to be customizable as well. Which is a relief because I wasn't sure from the single view a week or two ago.

    I mean where they jet out from the left and right field line. I know you can raise/lower them, I know you can remove them, and according to Russell there are probably different seating templates you can go by from other stadiums which I believe to have seen for sure... but I don't know if you can move them closer or farther. I have seen same-ish layouts most of the time, and while I watch them move walls in and out you aren't ever really seeing them move the stands with it, like you'd do in real life.
    I would find it weird for them not to let us at least choose from certain preset colors for the seats, if not let us choose from a color wheel. Then again, they haven't shown it so we'll see. Just would be weird for a creator of (seemingly) this magnitude and then you're stuck with that blueish-grey colored seats.
    The only think I'm fairly sure isn't in this year is dome/retractable roofs just due to how I can imagine that might be difficult to implement with having fairly free-reign over the dimensions. If it's not in this year I hope it's in next year for sure. Same for ads. I'm sure we'll get the ones already in game on existing parks and "The Show" type ones, but a system like NBA 2K where you can upload images (least for offline use, online would be a terrible idea) and place them would take it to another level.
    I figure if we basically have access to pieces from all MLB, past MLB and minor league stadiums we should be able to make a bunch of stadiums. Might not be 100% but close is always good! I'm just excited to get my hands on it to make stadiums and play around with it. I usually start my time in the game starting by exploring the player stuff and making my RTTS character. Probably gonna be a few hours in the creator before I do that. Lol

    Yeah, my point about all of this stuff was just that until we see them show us a few of these things, we won't be able to create virtually anything we want, even though we'll probably get close-ish to some of the ideas of them (including my park designs).
    Blzer
    Sorry, when I said "outfield bullpens," I meant "beyond the outfield walls," like most ballparks have (and by most, I mean 29 of 30 ballparks). That's part of a staple of ballpark building, alongside lawns and concourses. It's not just about seats and decks.
    If you saw my drawings, I don't think either of my ballparks can be made from a standpoint of the basic layout, minus the wall dimensions.

    Oh yeah, sorry, I understood you meant outfield ones, I just figured we'd be able to choose ones that already exist (AKA, like the ones in Angels Stadium) and plop them down beyond the outfield, (maybe even behind/to the side of home plate like your drawing, which is actually quite neat I have to say!). Only reason I believe this: watch the IGN video about the 5 minute and 10 second mark. The cursor is hovering over the 1st base side and each "piece" of the stands looks selectable and what not. For all I know it's just something selected under properties and you can't move them around otherwise. BUT, if they are a plopable like the other things, there might be a way to finagle your design into it. We'll have to see for sure in the next gen stream.
    Blzer

    I mean where they jet out from the left and right field line. I know you can raise/lower them, I know you can remove them, and according to Russell there are probably different seating templates you can go by from other stadiums which I believe to have seen for sure... but I don't know if you can move them closer or farther. I have seen same-ish layouts most of the time, and while I watch them move walls in and out you aren't ever really seeing them move the stands with it, like you'd do in real life.

    I think that has more to do with where they were placed originally. They probably won't flow with the walls. But once you settle on a field layout, you'll be able to move the stands to fit it better and snap them into position or go free flow with them. The stands in the IGN video (at least the upper deck) are fully movable and placeable. Which is what leads me to believe that's that case for the lower ones as well.
    Blzer

    Yeah, my point about all of this stuff was just that until we see them show us a few of these things, we won't be able to create virtually anything we want, even though we'll probably get close-ish to some of the ideas of them (including my park designs).

    That's fair. I'm just so excited to finally have this I just want to talk about it. I'm really just talking to the air really because I can't wait to play with it, even if it might be limited in some areas from what we've seen. I've just seen some things that lead me to think we won't be limited in certain areas.
    douggoud
    Oh yeah, sorry, I understood you meant outfield ones, I just figured we'd be able to choose ones that already exist (AKA, like the ones in Angels Stadium) and plop them down beyond the outfield, (maybe even behind/to the side of home plate like your drawing, which is actually quite neat I have to say!). Only reason I believe this: watch the IGN video about the 5 minute and 10 second mark. The cursor is hovering over the 1st base side and each "piece" of the stands looks selectable and what not. For all I know it's just something selected under properties and you can't move them around otherwise. BUT, if they are a plopable like the other things, there might be a way to finagle your design into it. We'll have to see for sure in the next gen stream.
    I think that has more to do with where they were placed originally. They probably won't flow with the walls. But once you settle on a field layout, you'll be able to move the stands to fit it better and snap them into position or go free flow with them. The stands in the IGN video (at least the upper deck) are fully movable and placeable. Which is what leads me to believe that's that case for the lower ones as well.

    For most of this, I guess I can say: "I certainly hope so."
    Given I probably won't own a PS5 myself until like a PS5 Pro comes out, I guess it's no skin off my nose what they do the first few iterations through, provided they keep building on it. It's unfortunate that create-a-stance kind of just got forgotten after they put it in the game, and never was improved on. I'd hate to see this feature do that as well.
    Really, given the lack of seat color changes they've showed us, I like to see that as a sign of "they haven't shown us nearly everything yet," and I can believe that. I do have a feeling some of the base sections have a general bowl configuration preset though (or several of them), and you can raise/lower/remove them to your liking. Inward or outward, though? They have yet to show us. So time will tell on that one!
    That's fair. I'm just so excited to finally have this I just want to talk about it. I'm really just talking to the air really because I can't wait to play with it, even if it might be limited in some areas from what we've seen. I've just seen some things that lead me to think we won't be limited in certain areas.

    Oh, absolutely. This is a baseball gamer's wet dream. You can find yourself playing with something like this more than the baseball games themselves. They're really doing us a solid with this feature.
    Blzer
    For most of this, I guess I can say: "I certainly hope so."
    Given I probably won't own a PS5 myself until like a PS5 Pro comes out, I guess it's no skin off my nose what they do the first few iterations through, provided they keep building on it. It's unfortunate that create-a-stance kind of just got forgotten after they put it in the game, and never was improved on. I'd hate to see this feature do that as well.
    Really, given the lack of seat color changes they've showed us, I like to see that as a sign of "they haven't shown us nearly everything yet," and I can believe that. I do have a feeling some of the base sections have a general bowl configuration preset though (or several of them), and you can raise/lower/remove them to your liking. Inward or outward, though? They have yet to show us. So time will tell on that one!
    Oh, absolutely. This is a baseball gamer's wet dream. You can find yourself playing with something like this more than the baseball games themselves. They're really doing us a solid with this feature.

    The next two streams will be the ones I've looked forward to the most so I'm excited to see them dive in and show us everything about franchise and stadium creator!
    Here's hoping it's even better than what they've shown so far!
    Teddy_Long
    so we can edit current stadiums?

    Here's hoping, but it seems like there's 33 or so pre-made ones we can edit, or start completely from scratch. No mention of editing the actual stadiums.
    That said, it seems like the pieces of the actual stadiums are available, so if everything is then we could basically piece real ones together and change bits about it. (Me personally, I'm hoping you can because it'll make my life easier for creating 1966 Angels Stadium).
    brobamigo
    So was that still current gen being played on a next gen console?

    I believe one of the developers somewhere (probably the show nation) confirmed this is the next gen game, at least for the fielding stream. They're using the same wording (and since the create a stadium is only next gen), so I would assume the same is true here as well.
    Me personally, I'm fine with how the game looks. I know that's not the case for others though...
    Anyone notice Ramone said 60 FPS. ON PS5. Never once did he say 60fps on Xbox series x or 60 FPS next gen. Only PS5.
    Gut tells me it’s gonna struggle on the Xbox first year. SDS is a small studio and Ramone admitted it had been difficult making so many versions.
    They know the ps5 architecture well but only less than a year with the series x.
    Expectations are very low in regards to the series x framerates.
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    UMiami
    Anyone notice Ramone said 60 FPS. ON PS5. Never once did he say 60fps on Xbox series x or 60 FPS next gen. Only PS5.
    Gut tells me it’s gonna struggle on the Xbox first year. SDS is a small studio and Ramone admitted it had been difficult making so many versions.
    They know the ps5 architecture well but only less than a year with the series x.
    Expectations are very low in regards to the series x framerates.
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    Ummmmm..... no. The PS5 and Xbox series x are basically the same hardware. X86 AMD SoC. It’s not like the old days developing for completely proprietary and exotic hardware. The CPU is the exact same Zen2 and the GPU in both are RDNA2 (the series x has more compute units). Both have internal SSD’s. You are belittling SDS by saying they can’t run this game at 60fps on basically the same hardware, even a little more powerful.
    GridironGreat
    Ummmmm..... no. The PS5 and Xbox series x are basically the same hardware. X86 AMD SoC. It’s not like the old days developing for completely proprietary and exotic hardware. The CPU is the exact same Zen2 and the GPU in both are RDNA2 (the series x has more compute units). Both have internal SSD’s. You are belittling SDS by saying they can’t run this game at 60fps on basically the same hardware, even a little more powerful.

    And yet there are more than a few games out there that have been running better on PS5 than Series X. Its been said multiple times that the PS5 is easier to work with than Xbox.
    Why can’t I quote anyone?  Anyway, in regards to the 60 FPS only on PS5, that’s ludicrous.  How you heard it that way is beyond me.  It occurs at 3:10 in the video so you can go back and see what I mean.  He says next gen is 60 FPS and that the PS5 takes advantage of the Dual Sense controller and 3D audio.  Nothing more.
    The Series X should be better technically as a good number of Digital Foundry videos will show if you watch their analysis on multi platform titles.  Of course not all are as I don’t want to come across as a fanboy since I’ve always owned all systems.  It’s a win across the board to have the greatest sports game of our generation available to a whole new audience.  I hope they will find a way to put out a dumbed down version for The Switch next year lol.
    HozAndMoose
    And yet there are more than a few games out there that have been running better on PS5 than Series X. Its been said multiple times that the PS5 is easier to work with than Xbox.

    The reports that PS5 was outperforming xbox on a couple launch games was already confirmed why.
    Because Xbox was not able to let the devs get their hands on the software as early as Sony allowed the PS5. So they were a bit behind in performance.
    The xbox still unquestionably has better guts inside.
    HozAndMoose
    And yet there are more than a few games out there that have been running better on PS5 than Series X. Its been said multiple times that the PS5 is easier to work with than Xbox.

    I’m not into fanboy wars. If you do some research you will find Sony is using the software tools they have been using the entire time with ps4 (good early on) whereas MS has all new software development kits (better for the long run). I digress though, I hate fanboy drivel. I own both consoles.
    Lastly, the show isn’t the most taxing game on either console. The tech test was butter smooth on series x.
    UMiami
    Anyone notice Ramone said 60 FPS. ON PS5. Never once did he say 60fps on Xbox series x or 60 FPS next gen. Only PS5.
    Gut tells me it’s gonna struggle on the Xbox first year. SDS is a small studio and Ramone admitted it had been difficult making so many versions.
    They know the ps5 architecture well but only less than a year with the series x.
    Expectations are very low in regards to the series x framerates.
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    Wrong, it will be 60fps on both....the item description on xbox series x says 4k 60fps gameplay
    GridironGreat
    Ummmmm..... no. The PS5 and Xbox series x are basically the same hardware. X86 AMD SoC. It’s not like the old days developing for completely proprietary and exotic hardware. The CPU is the exact same Zen2 and the GPU in both are RDNA2 (the series x has more compute units). Both have internal SSD’s. You are belittling SDS by saying they can’t run this game at 60fps on basically the same hardware, even a little more powerful.

    The CPU and GPU on the x are better....Clocks higher and locked on CPU for series X and the GPU has 2tf more and 10gb more of ram bandwidth and series X has not even started using their velocity architecture.
    first few games this gen were all done on current dev tools which ps5 does have as X went with a different tool set that devs are just starting to understand. The gap between both is not huge but it is strong enough to where the series x version should always have an advantage
    HozAndMoose
    And yet there are more than a few games out there that have been running better on PS5 than Series X. Its been said multiple times that the PS5 is easier to work with than Xbox.

    That is because devs were with the sony dev kits for a long time and got the x dev tools kit just months before release.
    Once they learn to use those tools the advantage will show as it is just a stronger console in both cpu/gpu and ram
    PS5 will shine with their exclusives as that will also implement their great ssd but multiplats should always look and run better on better hardware
    XxGamerXx
    That is because devs were with the sony dev kits for a long time and got the x dev tools kit just months before release.
    Once they learn to use those tools the advantage will show as it is just a stronger console in both cpu/gpu and ram
    PS5 will shine with their exclusives as that will also implement their great ssd but multiplats should always look and run better on better hardware

    My point wasn't about which console is stronger. He was acting like it was an insult to assume the game would run better on PS5 when clearly that has shown to be the case for some games at times.
    Question for anyone that knows.  I just scored an Xbox /s today from BB, I got lucky!..lol  I've been trying for months to get a  PS5 or Xbox/x but no dice and I am not paying over retail on Ebay.
     Will MLBTS21 on Xbox /s  have all or some next gen features on this system?   Like Stadium Creator?   Really, this is all I will be playing on this console, maybe a few other sports game but not much.
    Formula1Racing
    Question for anyone that knows.* I just scored an Xbox /s today from BB, I got lucky!..lol* I've been trying for months to get a* PS5 or Xbox/x but no dice and I am not paying over retail on Ebay.
    *Will MLBTS21 on Xbox /s* have all or some next gen features on this system?* *Like Stadium Creator?* *Really, this is all I will be playing on this console, maybe a few other sports game but not much.
    It will have stadium creator on the Series S. So yes, you'll have all the next gen features.
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    Does anyone know if sounds of the show will work on Xbox series x? I know last generation xboxes didnt have the ability to do custom music. If it doesnt work I'll end up having to get a ps5 because the custom music makes it that much better
    Jeffrey Smith
    Please, please,please, be for the better. I hope whatever has been changed is an improvement.🤞
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    Please, Please, Please let it be for the PS4 too! I can't get my hands on a next-gen console!!!
    Archie56
    It will have stadium creator on the Series S. So yes, you'll have all the next gen features.
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    Thanks for the reply!!..much appreciated...Great news! I was worried about it..:y220f:
    Thanks again!
    HozAndMoose
    My point wasn't about which console is stronger. He was acting like it was an insult to assume the game would run better on PS5 when clearly that has shown to be the case for some games at times.

    That guy just turns every thread into a "xbox is better" thread. Always has. Not sure who really cares. We just want to enjoy our games lol.
    The Kid 24
    Crazy they've been working on stadium creator for 5 years or w/e Ramone said.

    I remember years back in one of the streams that they do every year, they talked about this. I wanna say it was around the show 16 or 17, and it had been the time they were showing us developer mode to showcase the ball flying mechanics etc.
    But it was a live twitch stream that many kept asking about create a stadium. I remember Ramone saying that it was something they always wanted to implement but couldn't that year. That they are constantly working to get many of the requests into the game. That there were a lot of things they really wanted to put in but couldn't due to time restraints etc.
    So yeah.... they finally got it in. They weren't swinging for the fences on this game, they were swinging for the parking lot. Can't wait.
    I will be playing MLBTS21 on the XBX. First time user of Xbox. I am so grateful to the team at SDS for doing a multiplatform baseball title. It has extremely hard to get a PS5, but I was able to grab the XBX. So I am still all in the Show. Looking forward to new beginnings.
    Pre-ordered this for Series X months ago and can't wait to play baseball on Xbox again. But I couldn't help myself and pre-ordered for PS5 as well.
    With real baseball starting in just a few days, it's going to make the wait until The Show releases brutal.
    decga
    I will be playing MLBTS21 on the XBX. First time user of Xbox. I am so grateful to the team at SDS for doing a multiplatform baseball title. It has extremely hard to get a PS5, but I was able to grab the XBX. So I am still all in the Show. Looking forward to new beginnings.

    Better thank MLB for requiring them to do so... it wasn’t out of the kindness of SDS’ heart. Their new MLB contract requires it.
    Thank you MLB.
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    UMiami
    Anyone notice Ramone said 60 FPS. ON PS5. Never once did he say 60fps on Xbox series x or 60 FPS next gen. Only PS5.
    Gut tells me it’s gonna struggle on the Xbox first year. SDS is a small studio and Ramone admitted it had been difficult making so many versions.
    They know the ps5 architecture well but only less than a year with the series x.
    Expectations are very low in regards to the series x framerates.
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    The PS5 and the new Xbox have the same architecture.
    mobile device
    Skyhook71
    I remember years back in one of the streams that they do every year, they talked about this. I wanna say it was around the show 16 or 17, and it had been the time they were showing us developer mode to showcase the ball flying mechanics etc.
    But it was a live twitch stream that many kept asking about create a stadium. I remember Ramone saying that it was something they always wanted to implement but couldn't that year. That they are constantly working to get many of the requests into the game. That there were a lot of things they really wanted to put in but couldn't due to time restraints etc.
    So yeah.... they finally got it in. They weren't swinging for the fences on this game, they were swinging for the parking lot. Can't wait.

    Yes indeed they’re listening and Ramone keeps his eyes on this site in particular as Ive seen him pop up time and time again along with his developers
    Animations look great in the outfield, but again next generation with this powerful hardware must get a new powerful engine or it's going to look outdated to other sports titles.
    Really small question but a pet peeve of mine: have the finally made it so sliding straight on head first is okay? In the past you pretty much had to finish the entire sliding animation before the game would consider you safe so you were better off doing a hook slide or even a feet first slide.
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    Supposedly there's 1000k new animations , but haven't seen to much on sliding players and can't remember when playing it, your settings for sliding on assist or auto?
    Yeah...THAT Guy
    Really small question but a pet peeve of mine: have the finally made it so sliding straight on head first is okay? In the past you pretty much had to finish the entire sliding animation before the game would consider you safe so you were better off doing a hook slide or even a feet first slide.
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    Houston
    Supposedly there's 1000k new animations , but haven't seen to much on sliding players and can't remember when playing it, your settings for sliding on assist or auto?

    I don’t think the settings matter for what I’m referring to; it’s just a glitch in the animation. If you slide straight on, you can see the runner’s hands touch the base and he’ll still be called out if he’s tagged a full second after that. For some reason the game doesn’t recognize when the runner touches the base on straight on head first slides. It’s been like this for as long as I can remember with this game and it drives me nuts lol. It makes it almost impossible for the AI to steal because they always slide headfirst (as they should), but increases the tagging window so much.
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