Every Monday leading up to the release of MLB The Show 18, a video is released showcasing the improvements to the game. This week, the focus is on the presentation improvements. If you have been watching the videos, you can see that the MLB Network broadcast elements have been fully implemented into the game. While last year’s game had the option to choose it, it wasn’t as complete as what has been seen so far in 2018. Adding more to that broadcast element will be the inclusion of MLB Network Analyst Mark DeRosa. He will join the team of Matt Vasgergian and Dan Plesac as a Color Commentator.
While Vasgergian has been around for years and has become the voice of The Show, his bits always come off stale. This year, the three have recorded a good bit of commentary together rather than doing so independently which should allow for a more natural sounding broadcast. The focus for the commentary is to be more dynamic to keep things from becoming stale. This will allow for more of a storyline following each individual player throughout the season.
The replay system has also been overhauled to include full-speed video rather than just slow motion. A 3D ball speed indicator has also been included to indicate speed of pitches and home runs during these replays. Stadium atmosphere looks to be vastly improved, as well. Unfortunately the video below still shows a cut scene of a middle-aged man acting like he’s at a rave. The crowd attendance will change based on everything from your record to the time of the day and even the score of the game. Check out the video below to see some of these new elements in action.