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.

Angel Stadium, MLB 2K11

Angel Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

Minute Maid Park, MLB 2K11

Minute Maid Park, MLB 11 The Show

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, MLB 2K11

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, MLB 11 The Show

Rogers Center, MLB 2K11

Rogers Center, MLB 11 The Show

Busch Stadium, MLB 2K11

Busch Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

Turner Stadium, MLB 2K11

Turner Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

Miller Park, MLB 2K11

Miller Park, MLB 11 The Show

Wrigley Field, MLB 2K11

Wrigley Field, MLB 11 The Show

Chase Field, MLB 2K11

Chase Field, MLB 11 The Show

Dodger Stadium, MLB 2K11

Dodger Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

AT&T Park, MLB 2K11

AT&T Park, MLB 11 The Show

Progressive Field, MLB 2K11

Progressive Field, MLB 11 The Show

Safeco Field, MLB 2K11

Safeco Field, MLB 11 The Show

Sun Life Stadium, MLB 2K11

Sun Life Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

Citi Field, MLB 2K11

Citi Field, MLB 11 The Show

Nationals Park, MLB 2K11

Nationals Park, MLB 11 The Show

Camden Yards, MLB 2K11

Camden Yards, MLB 11 The Show

Petco Park, MLB 2K11

Petco Park, MLB 11 The Show

Citizens Bank Park, MLB 2K11

Citizens Bank Park, MLB 11 The Show

PNC Park, MLB 2K11

PNC Park, MLB 11 The Show

Rangers Ballpark, MLB 2K11

Rangers Ballpark, MLB 11 The Show

Tropicana Field, MLB 2K11

Tropicana Field, MLB 11 The Show

Great American Ballpark, MLB 2K11

Great American Ballpark, MLB 11 The Show

Fenway Park, MLB 2K11

Fenway Park, MLB 11 The Show

Coors Field, MLB 2K11

Coors Field, MLB 11 The Show

Kauffman Stadium, MLB 2K11

Kauffman Stadium, MLB 11 The Show

Comerica Park, MLB 2K11

Comerica Park, MLB 11 The Show

Target Field, MLB 2K11

Target Field, MLB 11 The Show

US Cellular Field, MLB 2K11

US Cellular Field, MLB 11 The Show

Yankee Stadium, MLB 2K11

Yankee Stadium, MLB 11 The Show


Comments

    Somebody one is the better game? MLB definitely looks a lot better but which one plays better?

      traditionally, MLB xx: The Show has been reviewed better over the years.

        so what is the best for my bucks?

      MLB 10 The Show was great, might pick up this year's as well. 2K11 is the only one getting released in Aus though (360 only).

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