(Video) MLB The Show 19 - Gameplay Rewind

2019-02-09


MLB The Show 19 - Available 3.26.19



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Hello, everyone.







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Ramone Russell here to
break down the MLB The Show 19







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gameplay trailer we just
released a few days ago.







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Shout out and major
thanks to artist, Tobe Nwigwe.







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He created this song
specifically for the long-form







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version of our trailer.







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We had to tip our cap
to the Boston Red Sox







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since they won
the world series last year.







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Did you-all catch the highlight
on the 2018 World Series flag?







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If you guessed that the first
set of teaser scenes all came







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from Road to the Show,
you would be correct.







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Game designer Steve
Merka, Ross Houston,







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Chris Muriel, and Jared Ono have
all been working tirelessly on







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the mode, and we can't
wait to tell you more about







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all the new
features later on in February.







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So, back to the teaser footage.







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The first shot is our new bus.







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We also have a new plane as well
that you'll also be riding on in







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Road to the Show this year.







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The bedroom shot is
where you'll be creating







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your Road to the
Show character from scratch.







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Also, archetypes have
been retooled this year.







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Another new edition
to Road to the Show







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is personality
growth and relationships.







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They will now play a key role
in your experience this year.







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We've also added
playable training.







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And the last tease is an all-new
in-game feature for the mode.







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More on these and other
changes to Road to the Show







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in the coming weeks.







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The first new legend we revealed
is Hall of Fame pitcher,







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Christy Mathewson.







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Here in this scene, we
see Tony Gwynn twice.







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Did anyone catch the reveal?







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That's actually two
completely different versions







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of Tony Gwynn.







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One player model is from
earlier in his career;







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and the other one is
from a different time.







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If you assumed these cards would
have different attributes as







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well, you would be correct.







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We are now in our third year of
adding more player emotion







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into the series.







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And big shout out to
our creative editor, Louis.







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Notice how well the sync
work cuts to the music







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and Puig's jubilation.







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When Anthony Rizzo first
starts his follow through here,







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it looks like he hit a
home run, but he didn't.







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It's a pop-up during a
key moment in the game,







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and you can see his disgust
as he slams the bat down.







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We didn't just add more
positive emotional scenes,







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we added some
negative ones as well.







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Gameplay director, Chris Gill,







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put a major focus
on defense this year.







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The goal was to make
fielders more efficient







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with vastly improved
situational awareness.







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These new gameplay editions and
others are at the forefront







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of our defensive features suite.







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On this double play,







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the path to the ball is taking
Cory directly to the bag.







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So instead of him throwing
the ball to the shortstop,







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it's more efficient and faster
for him to get this out himself







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then throw the
runner out at first base.







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Next up, we have current
day Andrew McCutchen and a







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completely different version
of Andrew from his days in







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Pittsburgh, dreadlocks included.







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Staying on the
defensive side of the ball,







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we're seeing a bad jump here.







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In The Show 19, the very best
defensive players in the game







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won't get bad jumps.







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However, for players that
aren't that great on defense,







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this will happen to them a lot







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because it's tied to their
fielding ability attribute.







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The higher the
fielding ability attribute,







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the lower the chance of a
bad jump animation triggering







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and vice versa.







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The next improvement we're
showcasing on defense is all







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about situational awareness
2.0 and player efficiency.







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During the play, the user on
offense is sending the guy home







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from third base trying
to score a cheap run.







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In MLB The Show 19 we now have
branching animations for every







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single tag in the game,







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which is what you are
seeing happen in this play.







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Swanson notices the runner
taking off for home late,







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so he tags the runner
out at second,







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then immediately branches to a
throw home getting both outs.







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Here we see one of the new
umpire animations in the game.







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With so much focus
on defense this year,







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we had to include a shot of
arguably the best defensive







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player in all of baseball,
Matt Chapman,







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flashing the leather
at third base.







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Players like him will be
more valuable than ever







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in MLB The Show 19.







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Nolan Arenado smokes this
ball down the third-base line.







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You can expect to see
even greater hit variety







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in The Show this year.







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Here's another
new legend reveal, Ty Cobb.







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Relive history by playing
with over 130 legends







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in MLB The Show 19 this year.







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Three-time all star,
Jason Kendall,







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also joins the Legends roster.







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During development,
we motion captured







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all-new double play
turns, catches, and throws.







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Another new legend
tease, Rob Dibble.







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Our presentation team
recorded even more







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player, outfield, and
dugout celebrations.







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There's another big
gameplay reveal in this section.







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All errors can now
branch to error reactions







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to pick the ball up.







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Players are way more efficient
after they knock the ball down







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in picking it up and
trying to get the out.







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Even though this
ball eats Max Muncy up,







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he knocks it down, then branches
to a fielding error reaction,







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and he's able to get
the ball to the pitcher,







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covering first for the out.







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You might have guessed it,







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we're definitely teasing
something pretty big here







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in the Babe Ruth
and tier select screen,







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but we'll talk about
that more in a few weeks.







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What you're seeing here







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is a brand-new pack type
called Choice packs.







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We'll talk about that more







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during the
Diamond Dynasty stream.







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In MLB The Show 19, we have
the ability to make all types







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of conquest maps now.







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More on this feature
in the coming weeks.







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The final
reveal of the trailer...







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So how many of you
guessed who this was







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before the camera
tilted upwards?







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Two-time MVP,
Rookie of the Year,







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the list goes on and
on, the one and only







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Willie Mays joins
our Legends roster.







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That's it for the
rewind trailer.







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We really hope
everyone enjoyed it.







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Be sure to follow us
on Twitch, Instagram,







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and Facebook for all
your MLB The Show 19 news,







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and we'll see you next week.