One of the biggest features that San Diego Studios have been touting over the past couple months is the addition of a new feature to MLB The Show 16 called ShowTime. If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that ShowTime is essentially slow motion for plays. But what’s it really about, and what can you do with it?
Today, an infographic appeared on the MLB The Show twitter account demonstrating what exactly you can do by slowing down the game with the new feature. You can pretty much slow down any play, as demonstrated by the infographic below.
Slowing everything down with ShowTime. Learn all you need to know from this handy graphic. pic.twitter.com/jCDprxRu9e
— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) February 8, 2016
So why would you want to use ShowTime, and what can you use it for? According to the chart, the new feature will allow you to “punch up any aspect of your gameplay with increased accuracy.” We’ve already seen plenty of ShowTime, but as the game nears its release in March, we’ll likely see more. This is an important feature this time around, and let’s be honest, slow motion makes everything better.
A lot of what we’d seen of ShowTime has been limited to batting, but you can trigger it just about anywhere. It can be used for fielding with dives, home run robs, in-field throws, hot shot reactions, and catches on close plays. It can also be used to improve your pitching and batting game. But you don’t have to use it in those situations, you can use it anywhere!
Want to see where a pop fly will land? You can do that. Want to get a better look at the ball off the bat? You can do that too. It’s not just for making plays. The latest twitch stream from San Diego Studio offers a look at the new feature at just over an hour of gameplay, and if you missed it, you can watch the video below.
ShowTime is pretty cool. But it’s not the only thing MLB The Show 16 has to offer. As we get closer to the game’s release in March, we’ll find out more about what’s in store for this year. What do you think of ShowTime? Is it a welcome addition? Let us know in the comments.
MLB The Show 16 will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 starting on March 29.