TMG sits in on the MLB 2K10 Developer Call

TMG sits in on the MLB 2K10 Developer Call

Written by on February 26, 2010 in [, , , ]

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to listen in on the developer conference call with 2kSports as the producer and two of the developers from MLB 2K10 were on hand to discuss this year’s version of the series. I’ve long been a fan of the series, and was excited to hear what they had done to improve on this year’s edition.

The roster for the call was as follows:

Ben Bishop, Producer, 2K Sports
Jonathan Rivera, Gameplay Designer, 2K Sports
Sean Bailey, Gameplay Designer, 2K Sports

As many of us were in attendance, the questions were already submitted before the call and were discussed by the developers as they were read by the moderator. Here are the highlights of what to expect from Major League Baseball 2K10:

  • Second year in development with Visual Concepts with a full development cycle to make this game the best it possibly could be.
  • Code was completely rewritten from the ground up. Fielding, batting, pitching, physics and camera angles were redone.
  • True batter vs. pitcher feel
  • Batting is based on timing for all methods, (power, contact, defensive swing) instead of hot and cold zones.
  • Albert Pujols is the highest rated player.
  • New this year: MLB Today / real-time scores, standings and true commentary reflecting what’s happening in the Majors™.
  • New this year: My Player mode. Build your player and work them up from the minors to the big leagues.

  • Gauge the progress of your player. You can see what it takes to make it to the next step in the career.
  • Made it to the Majors™? Now focus on the Hall of Fame!
  • Franchise Mode changes:
  • 40 man rosters
  • Mid-season draft
  • Trade-finder
  • Compensatory picks for Free Agents lost
  • Super Sim

  • Pre-loaded throws in fielding
  • Better fielding, less ‘acrobatic’ catches. Hundreds of new animations.
  • Higher framerate
  • Dynamic commentary

As you can see above, there has been a lot of refinement made to the game to make it the best it possibly could be and there’s more in store for fans of the series. Return here to TMG later on to find a full review for MLB 2K10.

Oh, and one more thing… pitch a perfect game and you could win $1,000,000 from 2KSports. Check out the details right here.


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Author: Erik Johnsen View all posts by

A married gamer that spends time editing many of the articles you read right here at The Married Gamers. Erik sometimes reviews Xbox One games and writes articles, but spends his available free time from work or hanging out with his family hunting achievements for a higher gamerscore.

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