Baseball Rivals Play Duelling Cameras

Baseball Rivals Play Duelling Cameras

Kotaku may have kicked off a fad last year, with our post on how to make your video game baseball presentation conform to real life broadcasting angles. MLB 2K11 directly cited the work as an inspiration behind its new broadcast presentation.

MLB 11 The Show was assuredly thinking the same thing when it introduced realistic camera views into its game. So how do they look, side by side?

See for yourself in this gallery of all 30 Major League ballparks from both games. MLB 2K11’s screens come from the Xbox 360 version of that game. MLB 11 The Show is, of course, a PS3 exclusive.

The realistic camera angles are the default setting, but are purely optional. You may change the view in your preferences (and some prefer to pitch with the ball coming toward you, a la RBI Baseball. Snobs like me, raised on Hardball!, do it this way.) You might want to keep that in mind as some angles make the strike zone smaller and more difficult to pinpoint, and others will actually have a pitcher obscuring part of the strike zone target (becoming transparent where he does).

If you’d like to see the original gallery of camera angles I did, check this post from last year.

Designers at Visual Concepts, the studio behind MLB 2K11, said they wanted to use the camera angles for added realism, and also to give players a displacing feeling of being on the road if they were looking at unfamiliar visual information.


Given the work I did last year, you know, it doesn’t really feel unfamiliar for me.

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Angel Stadium, MLB 2K11

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Angel Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

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Minute Maid Park, MLB 2K11

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Minute Maid Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, MLB 2K11

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Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, MLB 11 The Show

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Rogers Center, MLB 2K11

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Rogers Center, MLB 11 The Show

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Busch Stadium, MLB 2K11

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Busch Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

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Turner Stadium, MLB 2K11

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Turner Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

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Miller Park, MLB 2K11

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Miller Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Wrigley Field, MLB 2K11

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Wrigley Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Chase Field, MLB 2K11

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Chase Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Dodger Stadium, MLB 2K11

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Dodger Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

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AT&T Park, MLB 2K11

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AT&T Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Progressive Field, MLB 2K11

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Progressive Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Safeco Field, MLB 2K11

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Safeco Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Sun Life Stadium, MLB 2K11

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Sun Life Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

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Citi Field, MLB 2K11

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Citi Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Nationals Park, MLB 2K11

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Nationals Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Camden Yards, MLB 2K11

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Camden Yards, MLB 11 The Show

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Petco Park, MLB 2K11

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Petco Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Citizens Bank Park, MLB 2K11

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Citizens Bank Park, MLB 11 The Show

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PNC Park, MLB 2K11

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PNC Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Rangers Ballpark, MLB 2K11

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Rangers Ballpark, MLB 11 The Show

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Tropicana Field, MLB 2K11

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Tropicana Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Great American Ballpark, MLB 2K11

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Great American Ballpark, MLB 11 The Show

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Fenway Park, MLB 2K11

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Fenway Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Coors Field, MLB 2K11

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Coors Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Kauffman Stadium, MLB 2K11

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Kauffman Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

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Comerica Park, MLB 2K11

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Comerica Park, MLB 11 The Show

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Target Field, MLB 2K11

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Target Field, MLB 11 The Show

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US Cellular Field, MLB 2K11

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US Cellular Field, MLB 11 The Show

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Yankee Stadium, MLB 2K11

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Yankee Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

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