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MLB The Show 17 News Post


Game Informer has just posted their interview with MLB The Show 17 game designer, Ramone Russell, giving us 48 more details about the game, including Diamond Dynasty, smarter A.I. (as well as more less-than-perfect-but-realistic), new ball physics, the importance of animations, and much more.

They have also included a couple of screenshots showing off the faces of Max Scherzer and Anthony Rizzo from MLB The Show 16 vs. MLB The Show 17.


We have listed some of the details below. Make sure to read the full article here and post your thoughts.
  • The game has over 1,000 new gameplay animations, including non-perfect/mistake animations, which the game didn't have in the past.
  • Russell estimates that there are somewhere between 25-50 new home run swings.
  • Uniform detail has also improved, including a slider for sleeve length.
  • Russell says the team is doing something for PS4 Pro, but can't talk about it yet.
  • The old 17 heads used through the years are gone and have been replaced by 49 heads based on different archetypes.
  • There are 22 new facial hair sets, including some modeled after players such as Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel.
  • The team is doing different body modeling for the game to represent more body types. This includes a new husky body type and sliders for hips, glutes, shoulders, and spine length in the player creator.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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# 81 Berserker2020 @ 02/14/17 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Motown
I'm pretty decent at faces , & I can't WAIT for this to drop & go to work.
Mo, I know I'm not the only one that can't wait to see what you can do with all the new options.

Also hoping that you will be able at some point to rework my player that you did for me last year.
 
# 82 iceinmygrill @ 02/14/17 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ChiefReed
I am going out on a limb here but if it's not curved I am guessing its the KS8000. If it is curved it's the KS8500. I have the 8000 as well and it is amazing. With 4k and HDR on the lag is something like 21.9 ms. Also unlike some of the tv's out there ALL of the inputs are HDR capable.
I just bought a Samsung 65 inch curved 4k for Christmas. I did notice right from the start that there was lag when playing MLB 16 although mostly just in cut scenes. Otherwise the picture is amazing. Are there optimal specs just for gaming?
 
# 83 ChiefReed @ 02/14/17 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by iceinmygrill
I just bought a Samsung 65 inch curved 4k for Christmas. I did notice right from the start that there was lag when playing MLB 16 although mostly just in cut scenes. Otherwise the picture is amazing. Are there optimal specs just for gaming?


Well, if it's lag during cut scenes that is a different thing. That's on the PS4 side I would assume. But input lag for the controller is what I am referring to. Also it depends witch model you have. The 6, 7, 8, or 9 series. Some of the input lag is different on the different models. If you feel like you are lagging when swinging or the responsiveness of the commands you input are slow make sure it's in game mode. There isn't a whole lot more you can do. Game mode should turn off most the video settings that would cause more lag. I am no tech genius though just an enthusiast so anyone else can chime in if I am off base. Pun intended.


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# 84 TheCaesar99 @ 02/14/17 11:02 AM
Thank you Sony San Diego for this. Excellent news on the graphics department. Definitely a step in the right direction. Now I'm back on the hype train.
 
# 85 WaitTilNextYear @ 02/14/17 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Motown
I'm pretty decent at faces , & I can't WAIT for this to drop & go to work.
Early contender for understatement of the year.

Mo is pretty decent at faces in the same way that Ken Griffey Jr. was pretty decent at baseball.
 
# 86 CoiaNY @ 02/14/17 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Circle the Wagons
Does anybody know why they removed the ability to see player cards outside of DD years ago? I'm talking about seeing them in franchise, main roster screen, etc. I loved seeing those things and since they are already in the game I wish we could see them.
This This This This & more of this! I highly miss the fact I could hit Triangle to see the actual front of the player card, then hit R1 or L1 to flip to the back. I cannot express how much I miss being able to do that.
 
# 87 LastActionHero @ 02/14/17 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by adh5199
Also, real time cleat marks and disruptions in the dirts surface would be cool.


Steps and slides already appear in the dirt.
 
# 88 tnixen @ 02/14/17 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by adh5199
So is it safe to say, next year, we should expect "real dirt tech"? [emoji12] I could just see them going overboard and programming moisture content into the dirt so it dries out realistically depending on the time of year and temperature. Also, real time cleat marks and disruptions in the dirts surface would be cool.

See I am the exact reason Ramone probably cries at night after those really tough days. "We gave them grass tech, what more could they possibly want??" Then he reads posts like this....


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Wait we are only getting "real grass tech" and not "real dirt tech" too?

Looks like I will be skipping this year NOT!!!
 
# 89 adh5199 @ 02/14/17 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by LastActionHero
Steps and slides already appear in the dirt.


Yes, but they only appear in predetermined places and shapes.


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# 90 Speedy @ 02/14/17 12:27 PM
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Uniform detail has also improved, including a slider for sleeve length.


I've been wanting this for years!! I've been upset that the elbow length underneath shirt most times was barely noticeable in that you had to use the 3/4 arm sleeve so this will remedy that.

Thanks, SCEA!!

EDIT: Just thinking...how cool it can be to have legend players with these high sleeves to represent the older days.

 
# 91 Speedy @ 02/14/17 12:36 PM
I have a feeling...with the amount of detail they've done thus far...that franchise mode will be amazing.
 
# 92 Caulfield @ 02/14/17 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by tnixen
Wait we are only getting "real grass tech" and not "real dirt tech" too?

Looks like I will be skipping this year NOT!!!
Not a lot can be done about the dirt right now.You know, style guide and all.

But seriously, in the past I have often said the graphics dont interest me as much as the gameplay, but what I've seen the last couple days blows my doors off and maybe I have misjudged how much graphics could further immerse me in my franchise. I am now prepared to never go back to work again after March 28.
 
# 93 Cory4AU @ 02/14/17 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Caulfield
I am now prepared to never go back to work again after March 28.


Lol me too. I have already taken off the week of the 28th.



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# 94 WaitTilNextYear @ 02/14/17 03:24 PM
Yeah, there are some good upgrades here, but it's not a purchase for me without upgraded dirt tech and dirt physics. I need next gen dirt tech.

Spoiler
 
# 95 Dolenz @ 02/14/17 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Speedy
I have a feeling...with the amount of detail they've done thus far...that franchise mode will be amazing.
I hope you Franchise guys are happy but this amount of optimism seems like you're building yourself up to possibly be disappointed.
 
# 96 Sip_16 @ 02/14/17 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Dolenz
I hope you Franchise guys are happy but this amount of optimism seems like you're building yourself up to possibly be disappointed.

 
# 97 Bullit @ 02/14/17 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by iceinmygrill
I just bought a Samsung 65 inch curved 4k for Christmas. I did notice right from the start that there was lag when playing MLB 16 although mostly just in cut scenes. Otherwise the picture is amazing. Are there optimal specs just for gaming?
Not to completely derail the thread, but I would consider having the TV professionally calibrated. Made a remarkably noticeable difference from me trying to Google and adjust stuff myself. Your paying so much for a TV, no reason not to have it set up to the best it can perform.
 
# 98 Dolenz @ 02/14/17 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Sip_16



Okay, I deserved that.
 
# 99 Bobhead @ 02/14/17 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Denzel Washington
I wouldn't worry about it. You wont miss much outside of upscaled 4k and a more consistent 60 fps for single player.
I dont even know what this means so I probably wont miss it
 
# 100 Caulfield @ 02/14/17 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobhead
I dont even know what this means so I probably wont miss it
Also is it possible to even miss what you never had?

Now that the graphics look to surpass my wildest dreams, I cant wait to see what the little things in store hold. The one item I want most is editable service time. I can see why it might not be possible for current scea players but created players and esp. the legends, its practically a must have.
 


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