MLB 15: The Show

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MLB 15: The Show
MLB 15 The Show cover art.jpg
United States cover art featuring Yasiel Puig
Developer(s) SCE San Diego Studio
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Series MLB: The Show
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Release March 31, 2015[1]
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

MLB 15: The Show is a Major League Baseball video game developed by Sony San Diego and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the tenth entry of the MLB: The Show franchise, and was released on March 31, 2015, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.[1]

Matt Vasgersian, Eric Karros, and Steve Lyons return as commentators. Mike Carlucci returns as public address announcer. Legends can be used as free agents in the Franchise and Season modes in the game.

New features[edit]

The game adds licensed equipment, including fielding gloves, batting gloves, cleats and bats.

Year to Year Saves[edit]

Players who purchased MLB 14: The Show will be able to transfer their Franchise, Road to the Show and Postseason Mode progress into MLB 15: The Show, and continue where they previously left off. Players who have save data from the PS3 version of MLB 14: The Show will also be able to carry the data over to the PS4 version of MLB 15: The Show, and vice versa.[2]

Universal Rewards[edit]

The game also features a brand new universal rewards system, which allows players to earn cards and stubs by playing any game mode. Rewards include player cards for use in the game's fantasy baseball mode, "Diamond Dynasty", as well as equipment, sponsorships or stadiums. Other features include a new "Community Market" where players can buy and sell cards using Stubs.

Cover athletes[edit]

On December 6, 2014, it was announced that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will be on the game's American cover. On February 5, 2015, it was announced that Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin will feature on the Canadian retail release of the game's cover.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings81% (PS4)[4]
71% (VITA)[5]
Metacritic80/100 (PS4)[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid7/10[7]
Game Informer8/10[8]
GameSpot8/10[9]
GamesRadar+4/5 stars[10]
GameTrailers8.3/10[11]
IGN8.5/10[12]
Polygon9/10[13]
Hardcore Gamer4/5[14]

MLB 15: The Show received "generally favorable" reviews upon release. The PlayStation 4 version of the game received an aggregated score of 81% on GameRankings based on 29 reviews and 80/100 on Metacritic based on 37 reviews.[4][6] The PlayStation Vita version holds a 71% score on GameRankings.[5]

Before the game's initial release, Sony did not provide review copies of the game for critical reviews. According to a Sony representative, the reason for the delay was "due to this year's flagship Universal Rewards feature, which will require active servers to function."[15] Review copies were distributed on the public release date, March 31.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cutliff, Chris (December 6, 2014). "MLB 15 The Show Out 3/31 for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita". blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Clark, Matt (February 25, 2015). "Transferring Last Season's Players to MLB 15: The Show is Really Easy". IGN. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Cutliff, Chris (February 5, 2015). "MLB 15 The Show 10th Anniversary Edition Revealed". blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "MLB 15: The Show for PlayStation 4". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "MLB 15: The Show for PlayStation Vita". GameRankings. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "MLB 15: The Show for PlayStation 4 reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  7. ^ Hansen, Steven (April 9, 2015). "Review: MLB 15 The Show". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  8. ^ Reiner, Andrew (April 10, 2015). "By The Numbers Baseball - MLB 15: The Show - PS4". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  9. ^ Todd, Brett (April 6, 2015). "MLB 15: The Show Review". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  10. ^ Grisham, Rich (April 3, 2015). "MLB The Show 15 review". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Huber, Michael (April 7, 2015). "MLB 15: The Show - Review". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  12. ^ Mitchell, Mike (April 8, 2015). "MLB 15: The Show (Review)". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  13. ^ Sarkar, Samit (April 13, 2015). "MLB 15 The Show Review: Old Reliable". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  14. ^ Hannley, Steve (April 13, 2015). "Review: MLB 15: The Show". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  15. ^ Stapleton, Dan (March 30, 2015). "Where's The MLB: The Show 15 Review?". IGN. Retrieved April 21, 2015.