First News On MLB 14 The Show Comes From Taiwan, Not Sony

Assuming MLB 14 The Show releases on the first Tuesday of March, as the series has since 2008, then we're five weeks from its anticipated launch and we have to go to freaking Taiwan for our first look at gameplay video. The game hasn't even gotten an official release date. Sony, you owe baseball fans some news. Now.

In the west, all we've seen so far is the same comparison shot of Fenway Park's scoreboard that we've seen since November. Whenever I inquire, if I'm told anything, I'm told that news is coming "soon".

Well, when we're about two weeks from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, we're running out on the time for "soon" to be meaningful. Especially now when we've got four shakycam videos from an expo in the Far East offering the first look at the menus, Online Franchise and gameplay.

Operation Sports uploaded these vids from a reader today, along with the author's notes of a change to the fielding and batting cameras, more responsive fielding, different baserunning animations and "presentation almost the same!" which it has been for several years (it's the weakest attribute of an otherwise excellent series).

Earlier this week OS noted that MLB 07 The Show, the first edition of the series on PlayStation 3, launched May 15, 2007, following the PS2's traditional release (then on the last Tuesday in February 2007). Is Sony being mum because the entire series is delayed? Because one version is coming out later than another? I don't know; I ask repeatedly and get no answers. I can't subpoena this shit.

I guess we'll find out only when The Show feels like enlightening us. But it's very off-putting that one of sports video gaming's best and most trusted series, this year facing zero competition, can't even give longtime fans a five-week heads up to start saving for the annual purchase.

MLB 14 The Show Features Online Franchise - New Screenshots and Videos From Taiwan [Operation Sports]


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    Not really sure what this article means. The show has been announced in the US as selling on April 1. Everything I've read is its delayed till opening weekend due to Ps4 .

      I say it once and I'll say it again...the April 1st date is not official..it's a placeholder date

    Just go to GameStop and ask for release dates. I honestly had no idea it would work. They gave me a print out of a bunch of upcoming games and MLB 14: The Show for PS4 was listed with a 4/1/14 street date.

      the April 1st date is not official..it's a placeholder date

    I work at gamestop and nothing really comes out first of month consider it a april fools day joke. Like the person said placeholder date

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