SAN MATEO, Calif., April 1, 2014 - Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) announced today the North American release of MLB® 14 The Show™ on the PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation Vita systems. The highest rated sports video game of the past eight years (*according to Metacritic) continues to improve upon what is already the most authentic Major League Baseball experience ever made, available exclusively on PlayStation.
MLB 14 The Show includes more than 50 innovations and new features, a testament to San Diego Studio's mantra - 'Baseball is Better.' The latest iteration of the award-winning franchise adds the highly-anticipated ability to carry over saves year after year in subsequent versions of The Show; Quick Counts, which significantly reduces the amount of time required to play a full 9-inning game; Online Franchise mode; and a revamped Road to The Show experience.
"Our vision is to give fans the most authentic, feature-complete gaming experience in the sports genre," said Chris Cutliff, director of production at San Diego Studio. "Year-to-Year saves is just one of the many features we added to The Show this year that will redefine the current landscape of sports video games and we're determined to continue on this path in the pursuit of perfection."
Following the release of the PS3™ and PS Vita versions of The Show, the acclaimed franchise will make its next-generation debut on the PlayStation 4 system on May 6. Harnessing the PS4 system's horsepower, MLB 14 The Show will deliver photo-realistic stadiums, lifelike player models, four times the texture resolution and beautiful lighting that brings the ballpark atmosphere to life more effectively than ever.
Leveraging the highly interconnected social community of the PlayStation 4, The Show will introduce a new Community Challenges feature (also available on the PS3 system) which will enable the game's huge fan base to freely customize game situations and scenarios on the fly, setting the inning, score, who's on base, and even where the ball is hit. These custom scenarios can be bundled with a creative set of goals and put forth as a challenge to the community, whether it's to relive the past, change history, or dream of new possibilities. The possibilities for amazing new baseball moments are practically endless, and through the power of the PS4 system Share feature, everyone can be a part of them.
"MLB 14 The Show is another home run in the vast ecosystem of PlayStation games," said Asad Qizilbash, senior director, first party games marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. "PlayStation remains the best place to play baseball thanks to San Diego Studios' continued commitment to innovation along with its unmatched ability to deliver some of the most sophisticated features in sports video games."
MLB 14 The Show is available today at local retailers and digital download on the PlayStation Store for $59.99 for the PS3 system and $39.99 for PS Vita system. MLB 14 The show for the PS4 system will be available for purchase on May 6 for $59.99.