MLB the Show 16, the video game was released for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 on March 31. The game will not be available for Xbox One or Playstation Vita. The three main game modes in MLB the Show 16 are “Road to the Show,” “Diamond Dynasty,” “Franchise”. The cover model of MLB the Show 16 is Josh Donaldson the star 1st baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. New features in the game include “Showtime,” which is available in “Road to the Show. In “Diamond Dynasty,” they added “Battle Royale” where players draft a 25 team roster and play against other gamers in 3 inning games. Conquest mode is another mode in “Diamond Dynasty“ were players attempt to spread their teams fan base across a virtual America.
The concept of “Road to the Show” is to create a player and get drafted by a team. The players start off in the minor leagues and where players work their way up to the majors trying to become the best player you can be. “Diamond Dynasty” is were you create a fantasy baseball team and upgrade your teams by playing games, buying them in auctions,packs, and more.
This years “Diamond Dynasty” has more legends to purchase as well as new players and cards you can acquire. You can also play against your friends in online games and against random players.
“Franchise Mode” is where players can draft a team in a fantasy draft or manage any teams roster to lead them to the World Series. They include legend players or just play with the current players of today.
Overall, MLB the Show has gotten an 8.5 out of 10 ratings on ign.com with the game has also positive good reviews. Right now the game’s servers are running slowly, but Sony gave players 10 free packs and 5,000 stubs (the games virtual currency) for their troubles.
MLB the Show 16 is available now online and in certain stores for $59.99 dollars for PS4 and PS3.