Thursday afternoon, Sony San Diego Studio has publie its penultimate feature look for MLB The Show 21. It was billed as a Next-Gen deep dive, given that the next release will mark the first time we'll see the series on the latest consoles.
Honestly, the video should have been called Stadium Creator Deep Dive, Next-Gen tidbits, and Legend Reveal.
That's right, Stadium Creator is a next-gen exclusive, and the haptic feedback article sounds like fun, but the majority of this preview has been on The Show's incredibly powerful new creative tool. You can watch the video for yourself below.
I'm not complaining, considering I did it all paraded through the streets for this feature to come to The Show. However, I will say that the content in the video did not live up to what was expected of a preview that seemed to be billed as a look at everything next gen. fbs- ad>
Biggest Result The disconnect between what we expected and what we got on Thursday was that beyond Stadium Creator there isn't a ton of difference between current and next-gen versions of the game.
As someone who was not dissatisfied with the visuals of the game on PlayStation 4, this is not a huge disappointment to me. Still, that might not appeal to the crowd hoping to have their minds blown away by the visuals and animations that separate generations of games. That said, Stadium Creator seems to get better every time we see it.
More layers for Stadium Creator
The reviews SSDS receives for the empaQuelling their feature overview shouldn't take away from the quality of the Stadium Creator feature. Looks like it's loaded. The main producer of the feature film is Jon Ramsey, and he has worked exclusively on SC for the past two years.
According to the video, SSDS made a commitment to bring this feature into the game about five years ago, but things took off in 2019. A total of 20 people worked on the mode to achieve it. where it will be when the game launches on April 16 for those who have purchased the Collector's Edition.
In the video, we learned that 30 different pre-built templates can be completely edited to create a unique stadium, or users can start from scratch to create whatever they want. There are over 1200 props to add almost anywhere in the stadium, and users can mix and match signature structures, scoreboards and more from the parksExisting MLBs. The authoring tool has an easy and pro version.
The former is more of an assistant for those who want a rough stage but don't necessarily want to spend hours creating a complex masterpiece. The pro version frees up all options and caters to someone with something more distinct in mind. Once you have created your ballparks they can be uploaded to the vault for others to download. The snap feature has been widely used, allowing users to create long grandstands and other repetitive structures in their designed stadiums.
There is a memory limit for each stadium, and you can monitor how much space your creation takes up in the upper right corner of the screen. Essentially, the more ore accessories and structures you add, the more memory required.
There is also a cool randomization function which will add udo different feel at one of the model parks. SC is not available in all MLB The Show modes, but it is in most of the ones fans will use. Operation Sports on Twitter posted footage of the modes SC entered and exited.
There was more specificity about the SC limitations in Diamond Dynasty. Users will not be allowed to create ultra-unrealistic ballparks for DD teams. There are 150 exterior wall presets that will be allowed in DD. If users change the height or depth of these walls, the stadium will no longer be usable in DD.
Next Generation Haptic Feedback
PS5 controllers will give haptic feedback in MLB The Show 21 when you make hard contact to the plate, make capestures in the outfield and in a few other cases. Looks like The Show 21 will represent most of the high-impact sensations baseball players experience in their hands with haptic feedback.
There is only a preview of the additional features before release, and it is entirely related to the Diamond Dynasty. The feature preview is scheduled for April 15