PS3 MLB 07 a no-Show till May

Official Web site says Sony's first-party baseball game won't take swings on its new console until second month of MLB season.

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Call it the digital equivalent of a rain out. The PlayStation 3 edition of Sony's first-party baseball game, MLB 07: The Show, appears to have been delayed.

The game, which was first expected to be released in early 2007, will now ship in May, according to the official MLB 07: The Show Web site. The game's previous release date was scheduled for April. PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions were released in February.

PS3-owning baseball fans aren't completely stranded on the bench. 2K Sports, which owns third-party exclusive rights to MLB-branded games, released a PS3 version of MLB 2K7, the latest in its annual franchise.

Sony was unavailable for comment as of press time.

Discussion

81 comments
majestikk
majestikk

I still own 0 games for my PS3. I'm looking forward to this game, and after all the delays, it should be the best next-gen Hardball game.

Rakuho
Rakuho

I tried MLB 2k7. It sucked royally. Sony MLB games were actually always the best. I'm waiting for this game, plus may's just around the corner , and it's not like I have nothing better to do than to wait for just ONE game. That would be lame now, wouldn't it.....

culley1414
culley1414

This definitely sucks but especially because there aren't many good games out now and this was one i was really looking forward to. Now I gotta wait until freekin May, better be worth it.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I really want to see what this game is going to look like on the PlayStation 3, but I think I'll wait until the game becomes another defector to the XBOX 360 and buy it there instead. ;) (That was a joke, no flames please.)

zype2
zype2

It's a double edge sword. They have one of two choices, releasing a game they don't feel comfortable with that will have horrible reviews tarnishing their image...or take a month to polish it up for a great experiance???? Just take a deep breath and ask which you rather have. Junk or wait one month. Baseball season is a very long season........

zype2
zype2

Sometimes Sony knows what they are doing Squirrel. Look at God of war and GOW II When they have a great formula and team, they can release some high quality games. Developers understand they are on top with their MLB The Show. I am very certain they are working overtime on making sure most of the negative bugs and glitches are fix before taking a big hit in marketing. Logic suggest that they may have found something they didn't feel uncomfortable with. And lets face it, we all played bad glitchy games. They end up as JUNK... So this one month thing really isn't that bad of an idea. To the people who are complaining about this waiting time. You would end up complaining MORE if they released a buggy game!! They can't make you happy now. Lets focus on the fans who are willing and understand quality is much more important then a game for the opening month! Why am I even typing this??? It's should be simple to understand.............

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

"hovan316 I'm sure Sony knows what they are doing...it will be beneficial and I'm pretty sure it will be a better game than the 2K series!" Are you being funny or sarcastic or something? Because with all of Sony's recent bad decisions and mistakes I find it hard to put faith in Sony having control or knowing what they are doing. If something needs extra work to be finished than delay it. Nintendo delays but always comes through with a great product. But how can Sony only delay the PS3 version? Is the PS3 so hard to develop for that even Sony can't get fully complete games out on time?

angrychair1123
angrychair1123

it's been delayed twice now....it better be discounted and not be $60 bucks. i was looking forward to this game, but not really anymore if they are going to put it out 2 months into the baseball season.

MaddGIJoe
MaddGIJoe

@ puertorock_papi But you don't want to delay sports games....

puertorock_papi
puertorock_papi

Yeah because Sony is the only company that as ever delayed it's games. All MS and Nintendo games come out on time right guys?..........guys?

hovan316
hovan316

I'm sure Sony knows what they are doing...it will be beneficial and I'm pretty sure it will be a better game than the 2K series!

danl1386
danl1386

This is terrible- first it comes out after 2k7 and the ps2 and psp versions- then it's delayed from April 3 to April 16 (which i could handle)- but being delayed another month is inexcuseable

ccputgat2m
ccputgat2m

iam sure the delay will be beneficial to gamers

rdo
rdo

considering their first party basketball game perhaps they should just cancle it.

thewolf619
thewolf619

I have no problem waiting for this. If I want to play it now, I'll rent the PSP or PS2 version. The 2K Game is not good.

UnArm3D
UnArm3D

I'm really disappointed on the long delay. Was really looking forward to this game holding back on buy 2k but now getting 2k is my only hope to get my baseball fix till May...

zsc4
zsc4

To be honest I am not really looking forward to this game...they all just seem the same.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Fix all those glitches, like homeruns on every hit, and broken legs on characters running around the bases.

MiltaJay
MiltaJay

Good things comes to those who wait, or so they say. Let's just hope this wait is worth it. I can settle waiting as long as the game is completely polished and has no bugs. Let's hope MLB07 will not dissapoint.

zeecorner
zeecorner

I was wondering why the commercial for The Show only had the ps2 and psp editions. I was all like, "I wonder why they didnt make a ps3 version," now i know...

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

2K sport does make better sports game but not the best MLB games that title belongs to The Show

zype2
zype2

It's all cool. Fix all the bugs and glitches before releasing something that is nearly unplayable. I think Sony has learned an important lesson from the past before '06 the show. Making a bad game will tarnish your reputation! Get it right and make a solid game of ball. One month is cool with me.

NextGenNow
NextGenNow

Oh no! Now PS3 is finished cuz this was going to be the best game of all time and most ppls reason to buy a PS3 lol

ARMORALLL
ARMORALLL

get it right. its worth it if they fix the bugs

TryMe01
TryMe01

the delay better make the game unbelievable for it gives another reason for the haters to hate this system

Bsblldude12
Bsblldude12

sweet jesus this better be the best baseball game ever....

William1025
William1025

This is sad some people say why can't we be patient i say this is like the 4th if not more time they have pushed this game back. At this rate they will either cancel or release a baseball game when football season starts

bitedcurbnow
bitedcurbnow

A lot of people were expecting this one. Oh well.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

For the love of god, it's one month! There are a lot of games that have been pushed back a year or so.

smallville206
smallville206

As long as all the kinks are worked out I am fine with it. It will be something else though if the game still has any major flaws after such a delay.

Bdehnert2008
Bdehnert2008

Even though i dont have a PS3(went with the 360) i agree with this push back, this isnt just a simple port, i have the Show 07 for Ps2 and it needs a major graphical overhaul to be considered worth buying for the PS3

Klaimore
Klaimore

I prefer a GOOD game then one full of glitches so I think this is a good move and lol at the 3 guys saying they can't wait a little while longer

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

At least it gives them more time to make a quality product.

williamwu1985
williamwu1985

SONY has its way to doing stuff, if you are not happy, then became a MS dog

thekey
thekey

I was this close to buying a PS3 today BUT, with the constant delays and retooling, I'm going to pass up on this one for now.

Sora311
Sora311

i dont understand why people cant just understand it takes time to polish games up to make them better. patience the system is still an infant.

Mister_Bate
Mister_Bate

This is horrible, Sony doesn't care no more. I sell my Ps3 tommorrow!

gordonfan2448
gordonfan2448

what are some of you saying!!!!!!! even the 360 has games that get pushed back. so stop whining. just cause games get pushed back dont mean that there is any problem with a system.