SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
In their efforts to achieve complete realism in their Road To The Show career mode, San Diego Studios has added new features to truly capture what it is like to pursue your baseball dreams as a minor leaguer.
Building on features from previous years like trying to sleep on long overnight bus rides, players will now be required to find a part-time job to support themselves while they also struggle to balance practices and workouts.
"For the first time in The Show's history, players can work a side hustle at a local grocery store, or even deliver pizzas in fun new minigames in between taking the field," said community manager and brand specialist Ramone Russell. "Learning to balance your work on the field with your biological need to eat is going be an exciting challenge for players."
"Along with that, we have also introduced a new budget mechanic that forces players to carefully stretch their $20 per diems to afford their basic needs. Oh and don't forget! You've got clubhouse dues too," Russell went on.
In addition to the new Road To The Show lifestyle enhancements, San Diego Studios has added a league commissioner mode where you can step into the shoes of Rob Manfred himself, and play through his day-to-day responsibilities.
Actions available to the player include "Deny," "Turn Blind Eye," and "Deflect to Owner." If you fulfill your goal of shortening game times to 90 minutes, you get to take home an $11 million salary.
"We're just really excited to deliver the fans an authentic experience that is as true to life and baseball as possible," Russell said. "We can't wait to show them what we have in store."
MLB The Show 21 releases April 2021.