Since its debut in MLB 12 The Show, the Diamond Dynasty mode has offered franchise fans a twist on how they can usually interact with their favorite MLB players in a baseball game. Baseball cards are so intrinsically at the heart of the sport and its amazing history and tradition, so it always made sense to incorporate that way of appreciating baseball into The Show. It’s a nice complement to Franchise and Road to the Show modes, since the strategy of building your team (and that thrill of a rare player card!) is a wholly different experience from in-game action.
With MLB 15 The Show, Diamond Dynasty is seeing radical changes. So many in fact that this year we’re calling it Diamond Dynasty Distilled. Why “Distilled?” A common definition calls the process the extracting “the essential meaning or most important aspects of,” which is precisely what we’ve aimed to do. It’s more intuitive, it’s easier to get into, and we hope you’ll find it more satisfying than ever.
Check out this new video blog we’ve made, narrated by designer Lance Leahy, detailing some of the biggest changes:
Lastly, we know some of you haven’t tuned in for our livestreams yet (we’re trying to host them weekly on our Twitch channel), so you may think the question of online in this year’s game has gone unanswered. We take pride in listening to the community intently, and we know online play is a priority for a lot of Show gamers.
Simply put: a lot of work has gone into improving online play in MLB 15 The Show. The overall experience will be more stable, more consistent, and feel better. As we stated last year when we revealed that we were tearing down and rebuilding the foundation of our netcode, it’s a process. We’re a full year into a major paradigm shift in terms of how we handle synchronization, how we’re hiding latency for the player, etc. We’re going to talk a lot more about what’s gone into it and what fans can expect, but for now we’d just like to assure you that online remains a focus and pillar for us, it’ll be better this year, and it’ll continue to get better.
Hard to touch on everything in one blog post!
Follow us on Twitter (@MLBTheShow) and stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks as we approach MLB 15 The Show’s launch on March 31st for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. If you’re looking to snag ’15 on PS4, check out the Anniversary Edition commemorating 10 years of MLB The Show; not only does it come with a lot of in-game value, but we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on that stylish steelbook!