This year is all about "steak" instead of "sizzle". In other words, instead of adding things like new animations, we focussed on the thousands of feature requests from our most avid fans, and also played and played hundreds of seasons in order to test and rework virtually every aspect of the long-term talent engine and computer AI.
Some of the features worth noting:
1) Completely new Trade AI and algorithms
2) A new talent development engine
3) Improved 'League Builder'
4) Improved roster management
5) Improved manager and general manager AI
6) New tools for Online Leagues
7) Free Agent Bidding Wars
8) Improved Play-By-Play, including a 'Skip Inning' button
9) A 'Draft Editor' to move draft picks between teams
10) The option to play the All-Star Game in Play-By-Play
11) An option to set 'Personal Catchers' for each pitcher
... plus many many more improvements.
Some early reviews so far:
"The new Trade AI is so much better than before!"
"I LOVE the ability to edit draft picks."
"Thank you for adding the option to edit playoffs."
"The 'Skip Inning' button alone is worth the price."
"I love this game!!"
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