Today, Sony San Diego Studio (SDS) unveiled an all-new competitive events eSports structure and added details for custom leagues inMLB The Show 20. SDS also revealed new legends in Diamond Dynasty mode.MLB The Show 20will release on March 13.Here’s a complete breakdown of today’s news.
NEW DETAILS ON CUSTOM LEAGUES
League commissioners can customize virtually every aspect of the league. Here are just some of the notable settings commissioners can adjust:
League size (2-30 members)
Season length (4-162 games)
Difficulty (rookie, pro, all-star, hall of fame or legend)
Designated Hitter (on/off)
Postseason series length (1, 3, 5 or 7 games)
Number of innings, balks on/off, guess pitch on/off, quick counts on/off, umpires
Game sliders for humans and CPUs
Slider to adjust wind
INTEGRATED eSPORTS IN THE SHOW 20
SDS dipped its toes into the eSports world in MLB The Show 19, hosting two competitive tournaments towards the end of the year, each of which had $10,000 prize pools. It looks as though they will build on this in The Show 20, as competitive tournaments have been integrated into the game itself.
Now, tournament game results will be automatically reported, which gives players a much smoother competitive experience. Lastly, SDS revealed that Battle Royale mode will be integrated into certain competitive events, meaning that users will have to draft a squad, rather than use their own Diamond Dynasty ‘credit card’ team.
NEW LEGENDS ADDED
The developers teased Diamond Dynasty diehards by showing the card art for three of the game’s already-announced new legends: All-Star Gary Sheffield, Breakout David Ortiz and Postseason Mariano Rivera.
These three cards will be choices in a Diamond Dynasty pack available to those who pre-order MLB The Show 20.
The Show developers also revealed Todd Helton will be added as a new legend in Diamond Dynasty this year. Here is a screenshot from the teaser video.
UPCOMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Here is a look at the upcoming schedule for live streams by SDS developers.There are still three more broadcasts before the release ofMLB The Show 20.
The next stream will take place March 4 at 6 pm ET, where SDS will cover changes and improvements in March to October mode inThe Show 20.
If you missed today’s video from SDS, it is below.
Are you going to purchaseMLB The Show 20? Did you participate in the Closed Beta?What did you think of today’s stream?Do you like the changes SDS is making forMLB The Show 20? Let us know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to subscribe to SGO.
Frye is a multimedia journalist for SGO and several other news outlets. He also writes about both professional and fantasy sports. Frye earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Penn State University in 2016. Frye has been working in journalism for over 10 years, and is a lifelong, diehard fan of teams that you definitely don't like.