"Easy-To-Play" RBI Baseball 15 Announced, Watch First Trailer And See Screenshots Now

Two-button professional baseball game revealed; new features include stat tracking, online play, and lots more.

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Major League Baseball today announced R.B.I. Baseball 15, a follow-up to last year's R.B.I. Baseball 14, which was the first entry in the series in two decades. The game is in development at MLB's Advanced Media division, which also built last year's game.

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Due out later this spring, the "easy-to-play" game (it features two-button controls) is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, as well as smartphones and tablets. This year's game includes better graphics, new features, and more changes based on feedback from last year's version, MLB said.

The cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball 15 is Chicago Cubs all-star first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Meanwhile, this year's Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez has reached an agreement with the MLB to promote the game.

See below for a breakdown of new features for R.B.I. Baseball 15, courtesy of MLBAM. A selection of screenshots are also available.

In other professional baseball video game news, Sony recently released some new MLB 15: The Show comparison images. See those here. Meanwhile, 2K Sports' MLB 2K series was canceled last year.

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New Features For R.B.I. Baseball 15

BALLPARKS: Completely redesigned authentic Major League ballparks for all 30 franchises, each crafted with detailed design characteristics fans will easily recognize.

FULL ROSTERS: Play with complete 25-man Major League rosters for all 30 teams, modifying your batting order or pitching rotation at any point. Set the active 25-man roster from each franchise’s 40-man roster.

STAT TRACKING: Track batting and pitching statistics in season mode for the first time ever, including viewable team, player and season league leaderboards.

ONLINE PLAY: Choose to play in online multiplayer mode in friendly and ranked games.

GAMEPLAY SETTINGS: Pick your competition level – Easy, Medium or Hard.

PC & MAC DEBUT: Introducing availability for personal computers on the Steam platform, coming this spring.

ROSTER: With the expansion to include more than 1,000 active Major League players in its roster database, R.B.I. Baseball 15 will include detailed on-field attributes for every player, again updated from the hundreds of millions of data points collected and analyzed by MLBAM.

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