MLB The Show 17 - Twitch Livestream: New Gameplay Features & Retro Mode
Livestream featured the following MLB The Show 17 developers & team members:
Nick Livingston, Kyle Saul, & Stephen Hass (Live Content), Chris Gill (Sr. Managing Producer), Jeff McArthur (Lead AI Programmer)
- New Ball Physics, Expanded Hit Variety
- Greatly increased variety of hits possible in The Show: Curving grounders down the lines, bloops, Texas leaguers, and top spin line drives.
- Physics are tuned using real world video and measured HR distances to accurately model the path of flight, temperature, and altitude effects.
- Humanity AI
- AI will behave even more like a human - not always running to the exact spot on balls off the wall, CPU step off timing variety, fake throw timing in run downs, baserunner and throw decisions.
- Cat and Mouse Gameplay
- Defense vs. pesky baserunners get more focus
- All New Catch and Throw Engine
- New, more sophisticated system and hundreds of new animations.
- Smarter and more efficient.
- New multi-branch system - A variety of throws come from the same catch depending on when you throw the ball as the catch is being made.
- Balanced throws animation.
- New Gameplay Animations, Improved Player Uniqueness and Personality
- Additional new home run sequence, on base and post-game player and team specific animations
- Additional new player specific home run animations
- New outfield post game rituals
- Over 350 new and re-done batting stance and HR celebrations
- Over 300 new and re-done pitching animations
- Hundreds of new presentation animations
- Over 1,000 new gameplay animations
- More variety of pitcher reactions and catches, dives, double plays, throws, pick offs, back picks, catches on the run, routine, backhands, forehands, jumping.
- Fielding, catching, DP turns, dives relay throws, foul ball catches, and catcher force out animations.
- Brand new varieties of catcher setups.
- Retro Mode: A retro-sim inspired gameplay experience that pays homage to the classic baseball games
- Feel like an MVP from the get-go
- Custom audio with special throwback music
- Ken Griffey Jr. commentary
- 30 new legends this year
- Ken Griffey Jr.
- Warren Spahn
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