PS4 owners better get comfortable, you won't get MLB 14: The Show until May 6

Sony-exclusive professional baseball game coming to PlayStation 4 more than a month after PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions.

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The PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14 The Show will launch on May 6, developer Sony San Diego announced today.

We already knew it would miss Major League Baseball's opening day and debut after the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions on April 1, but now PS4 owners know just how long they'll need to wait to enjoy the extra-awesome beard technology. Sony has not said why the PS4 version is coming later.

MLB 14 The Show for PS4 runs in 1080p at 60fps and includes 1,000 different crowd models, each featuring more than 10,000 polygons. In addition, every stadium has more than 1 million polygons and the game boasts some seriously impressive visuals.

Here's a rundown of some of the most notable features in MLB 14: The Show.

  • Quick Counts mode created to get you through a full nine innings in 30 minutes
  • A year-to-year saves system that will allow you to carry over your saves to next year's game.
  • Cross-platform saves across PS3, PS4, and PS Vita.
  • Evolution of Road to the Show mode
  • Community Challenges including moments from history and the present alike.
  • Universal Profile system that tracks player tendencies.
  • Online Franchise mode that features multi-season play.
  • Simplified microtransaction strategy

For more on MLB 14: The Show, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

170 comments
marshallvingard
marshallvingard

Cool, I wanted to get my PS4 as soon as this dropped but still don't have enough, this gives me some time.

Meta_Dragon
Meta_Dragon

Oh no, my world has been shattered due to a longer wait for a....sports title? Hmm, can't seem to work up an ounce of caring.

Alecmrhand
Alecmrhand

Its because of all the work they are doing on beards, isnt it? Hey if it means perfect facial hair, im down with waiting a month for MLB:The Show.


Its not like those Xboners will be playing it before me......oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh.......sick burn.


Dems just jokes folks.  I kid i kid.

murderek
murderek

Finally a reason to turn on my PS4

MickSharples
MickSharples

Looking forward to the demo. Never feel the need to buy sports games for all the different modes. Jump in, have a game, jump out. That's all I need.

haze0986
haze0986

its actually great news, it was just "may 2014" now we know its in the first week. Day1Digital for me

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

Really should be a cross-buy feature.  I would love to have this on the PS4 and Vita at the same time. 

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Gotta say, kind of disappointed at the May release date....I was hoping April at latest. Main reason why I own a PS4.I hope it's worth it. I guess Infamous and Titanfall will hold me over.

TitanPolaris
TitanPolaris

Can't say I am surprised by this coming out at this date. I bought the 60GB PS3 when it was released for MLB: The Show back in 2007 and it did not come out until May of that year as well for it's debut on that "next-gen" console, so are at least consistent on it's track record of May release dates for next-gen consoles. I do expect MLB 15: The Show to be released on April 1st though as was the PS3 version after it's first year on that console.

justerthought
justerthought

I guess quality takes time so the PS4 port will arrive later after they have added a few more hairs to that guys beard …lol Joking aside, I don't mind waiting for PS4 games as long as they are worth the wait and play great with awesome graphics.

deathstream
deathstream

"In addition, every stadium has more than 1 million polygons..."


Sadly, counting polygons is vastly more interesting than baseball in any form.  The Show is definitely the premier baseball game, but that is like being the ultimate Watching-Paint-Dry game.

puppy_maclove
puppy_maclove

Can't think of anything more boring than baseball.... is there really a demand for this? 

Karlinel
Karlinel

Looks pretty, and has many interesting options. It's a pity the sport itself is so damn obscure for us non-americans (same for American Handegg)

Caubex
Caubex

That year-to-year save system is GODSEND for people who buy sports games every year. I really wish more games implemented something like this. I hate having to start new franchises with each new iteration of a game.


Nevertheless, I'm excited for this. One of the reasons I bought a PS4.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

How about not launching it at all? I'm never going to buy it. ....baseball is boring....

GrenadeLauncher
GrenadeLauncher

We already knew it was around May. What a worthless inflammatory clickbait headline. You call this journalism? Then again there's no more Titanfall press releases to regurgitate so times will be hard.

robbiejones
robbiejones

that beard better have TresFx on ps4

pino4545
pino4545

This game is gonna be last gen youll see. Just like NBA 2k14, yes better graphics but still dumbed down because they had to make it for last gen consoles. 

haze0986
haze0986

@Alecmrhand  i almost feel bad that xbox owners only get rbi baseball, smart move is to own both consoles 

haze0986
haze0986

@JustPlainLucas  i just bought the vita version, gonna start my rtts and transfer it to ps4 in may

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@TheLazyClown  Everybody responsible for them being consistently the biggest selling games per year on every console every generation and in various countries selling consoles by themselves. So many sports games bundles over the generations. Go ask Europe if they care about Fifa and see what happens. The highest selling franchises of all time will have sports games time and time again. I however don't give a damn about any sports genre. Same with shooters and racers but their insanely high success says most people do.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@puppy_maclove  There's a big difference in watching a baseball game vs playing the best sports game on any console.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@puppy_maclove  Baseball is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. The demand is insane for it and almost every sports game. Especially with the show being exclusive to PS3 and still selling copies to justify their release every year.  You should see the consoles these games sell with their never ending bundles every generation. If they weren't making enough money, Sony would dissolve that studio as the studio that makes these games exist just to pump out these games.

Loshead
Loshead

@Karlinel  Thats how I feel about soccer, because I'm american. 

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

@Caubex I too am so glad they've done this. I still play The Show: 09 because I refuse to start from scratch. I didn't buy any other game past this one of the series just so I can play with my RTTS created player. I'm in my 15th year. I might retire him after this season. Contract is up and I have nothing left to prove with him...he is the greatest 2nd baseman to ever play the game....lol. Though there are still some records I'm chasing. What to do.....what to do.

Loshead
Loshead

@Caubex  yes now I can continue my road to the show character. 

Lhomity
Lhomity

@Killer6b9 You're right. They should just cancel the game because you don't want it.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

@pino4545  It will probably just be a beefed up game graphically for the most part(those fancy HD beards!)… but for the first release on PS4 that's going to be fine.  

Meta_Dragon
Meta_Dragon

@xOmniCloudx @TheLazyClown  Well yeah. When you get a bunch of dude-bros that can't think for themselves and buys this crap every year of course it's going to sell.

puppy_maclove
puppy_maclove

@gamespotpanayis @puppy_maclove  


yeah... it is actually a faster paced game than b'ball... especially T20. 


(Don't get me wrong... I realize it takes a lot skill etc to play baseball... I just think its painfully repetitive to watch and very slow.... pitch ... swing ... miss... stand around... etc... IMO)

Karlinel
Karlinel

@Loshead @Karlinel  "Soccer" is played in the rest of the world, baseball and american football are extremely specific to the US (baseball a bit less I think, Ive seen Venezuela and Cuba at least having also teams)

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

@ohjtbehaaave @pino4545  


That's kinda par for the course for early adopters of next gen. It will take some time before games fully exploit the new tech - I think most folks know this and just want a new, shiny machine.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@Meta_Dragon @xOmniCloudx @TheLazyClown  Actually, most people I know buying them are as far from dude bros as possible. That's the FPS crowd typically who are that and those audiences don't cross over much from my experience. Sports are a form of entertainment and exercise which is wide reaching for all ages across the world so of course it appeals to many different types of people and sells off that alone.

TitanPolaris
TitanPolaris

@Karlinel @LosheadThe only reason why American football is so popular is because of it's 16 week schedule for big media to dramatize and hype on radio and talk shows like ESPN's First Take. They make BIG MONEY off of hype and hatred for teams they do not want to win because of Las Vegas book makers and Fantasy Football which is basically the same thing SPORTS BETTING! SO if you want to blame Americans on why HATE other sports and say on other sports websites saying "it is not a sport", just look at the sports media giants like ESPN fanning the flames of hatred for other leagues that threaten the NFL and BCS College Football, because that's where ALL THE MONEY IS.

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

@Karlinel @Loshead Don't forget that Japan has it's own league. Baseball is very big in Latin countries and Japan, but outside of that, it doesn't seem to have expanded into other countries like soccer. I can't watch a baseball game on tv for too long unless it's the playoffs and the Yankees are playing. But this game is super addictive, espeically the Road to the Show mode.