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MLB The Show 22 Franchise: Sony “Scared” Of Reactions

When Sony San Diego announced its broadcast schedule for MLB The Show 22 feature premieres, it was quickly noticed that Franchise Mode wasn’t mentioned at all. Needless to say, it didn’t sit well with any fans of the mode.

It wasn’t until recently that it was added to the schedule alongside the March To October reveal on Thursday, March 17. At least internally, there was a good reason why it seems like Franchise Mode was being glossed over and originally excluded.

Sources tell SGO that the reason Franchise Mode updates weren’t on the initial schedule for the reveals is because the team at Sony San Diego is “scared”. With the lack of changes coming, the team didn’t want to advertise the mode for the annual series and then not live up to the expectations.

As far as what to actually expect from Franchise Mode in MLB The Show 22, it’s not going to be much. One of the biggest things coming, according to one source, is an overhaul to player logic.

Most of the features this year, and quite likely moving forward, will go to March To October. According to those close to the game’s development team, the ultimate goal of Sony San Diego is to make March To October more akin to a franchise experience.

When asked why not just allocated the features and resources to the actual franchise mode itself, one said that it’s because a lot of the franchise features are build on legacy code. To update that code with the current staff would require more resources than what they can realistically allocate.

MLB The Show 22 launches on April 4 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, for the first time ever, Nintendo Switch.


What are your thoughts on MLB The Show 22 as we head closer to release? Let us know in the comment section below, and take the conversation further in the official SGO Discord Server.

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Dave
Dave
2 months ago

One of my favorite modes was connected season . Fantasy drafts with friends or even people you don’t know wish they would bring that back . Until they do I personally won’t purchase another mlb the show,

Don Cropper
Don Cropper
2 months ago

I’ve stopped waiting for anything from SDS relative to my passion for enjoying Classic Ole Time Baseball ……… thus, I will play MLB The Show 20 for years to come and let the kids have their way with these newer releases.

nuschler22
nuschler22
2 months ago

The “good” folks at Operation Sports, who ban anyone that has even a mild criticism for the developers (not games) they actively support, are making fun of this article. Obviously, there is little push back to what we all know is true. It’s correct.

There have been so many issues that haven’t been fixed in Franchise (salary issues, bullpen issues, call up/down issues, roster issues, no catchers on a roster, no first basemen on a roster forcing another position to play which drops nearly every ball, too many to list), and they have had nothing more than minor graphical changes for years.

Road to the Show was completely ruined last year linking it to Diamond Dynasty and completely sucked any fun out of the mode.

We all know SDS only addresses issues that are used in Diamond Dynasty and modes surrounding micro-transactions. If people in DD didn’t complain about commentary, which I personally mute as part of setting up the game when I first get it, it wouldn’t have been addressed.

The tech test, particularly on the Switch, showed just how little innovation this game has made. Something like the nine position marker for the cursor, whatever it’s called, is touted like something revolutionary when 1) it should have always been in the game and 2) it doesn’t ever work well as it’s currently implemented.

I think it’s fair to say (and I’ve said this quite a bit before), if Ramone Russell crapped in a MLB the Show review edition and sent it to Operation Sports, they would give it a 9 out of 10 and berate anyone who didn’t appreciate the aroma, then ban them. I honestly think that’s not far from the the truth.

Operation Sports hasn’t had credibility in years, and I’m shocked with Reddit that the site still exists. I know many of their MLB the Show ‘faithfuls’ didn’t buy last years, aren’t buying this years and rarely comment on the site anymore.

This series, like Madden if not worse, has become a joke. At least Madden admitted they’ve been ignoring Franchise. San Diego Studios ignores it like a child they once molested and ruined.

And people like those that Operation Sports that never pushed back on the developers, and the fans that support micro-transactions are to blame for these terrible, worse than roster update pieces of garbage sport games.

Last edited 2 months ago by nuschler22
SweetLou1
SweetLou1
2 months ago
Reply to  nuschler22

You are preaching the truth here. I criticized them (MLB THE SHOW DEVELOPERS)in an Operation Sports post, and wasn’t able to log in after that. I had the gall to have an opinion on how they didn’t put a picture to a players card except the popular players, yet in Diamond Dynasty, they had most all the player cards had their pics, but Franchise Mode was the victim of their neglect.

They don’t get it…the Franchise Mode has a large following & for some reason they don’t care. And what a shame that is, because they don’t suffer, they make money coming or going, the Franchise Mode die heads are the ones who lose and suffer. And seeing this article they still don’t get it and never will unless there’s a change at the top.

nuschler22
nuschler22
2 months ago
Reply to  SweetLou1

I don’t even remember why I was banned, it was so inconsequential of a comment. I use the site for sliders, but that’s really their only use. They’ve become a non-player for video game sites. You can find much more reliable information elsewhere.

Glup
Glup
2 months ago
Reply to  nuschler22

That’s because they all D-ride that shill Countryboy. The people that do properly point out critique get pounced on by that moron and his nut huggers.

SGO Thermal
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  nuschler22

You’ll always be welcome here.

shows. Tyser
shows. Tyser
2 months ago

I am a franchise mode user and is disturbs me that Sony seems to not care about that. I have xbox and love mlb the show21. So I will stay with that until improvements take place in franchise mode. So I guess that’s a loss for sony.. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way.

Tim
Tim
2 months ago
Reply to  shows. Tyser

Sounds like Sony’s MLB is becoming like EA’s NHL and only caring about online and it’s pay to upgrade features… EA hasn’t pumped out a decent simulation since ’15. It’s sad really.