Another vlog for MLB The Show 16 is here, and this time Luis Martinez is going over the updates to franchise mode this year. Stat tracking is getting a big update. Now the game will track your player’s stats as they move through franchise mode, as well as every real season up to 2015. That means you can look up stats from any year of a player’s career.

As for updates to franchise mode itself, player morale and personality are going to play a big part in building your team this year. Player morale is based on seven factors, team role, contract, coaching, region, team performance, individual performance and injury. Signing free agents for the off season works similarly, with each individual player having preferences which will affect their morale.

There have been a few updates to the contract negotiation screen, too. New features include an interest bar which will change as you modify your contract terms, and the ability to pick a role. A new notification system has also been implemented to keep you informed on signings and trades.

The budget screen will allow you to see where your team stands financially by breaking down revenue and expenditures. There are quite a few other improvements, too. Those will be covered on the next Twitch stream, which will take place on March 3rd at 2 PM Pacific.

MLB The Show 16 will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 starting on March 29.

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