Franchise expansion/custom teams wishlist/thoughts

SDS

It is pretty much confirmed by now that this year will be the year we see relocation and expansion teams in Franchise, and potential other modes for MLB The Show. As someone who has loved customization in sports game, I cannot wait to see how The Show incorporates this in the game, and how it will show the creative side to The Show community. Here are my thoughts and wishlist for the upcoming customization expansion

  1. Little to no limitations for team customization
    Although it is the first year we are seeing this in Franchise, it would be a bummer to only get a short list of pre-chosen cities to choose from, let alone team names and jerseys. I believe SDS will implement expansion team customization similarly to Diamond Dynasty team creation.

  2. New/Updated Logo Creator
    It would be great to see a new or updated logo creator for MLB 20. Not that the current one in Diamond Dynasty is terrible, but in Franchise Mode you will most likely be seeing the logo you've created just browsing through the menu then you would in the DD menu. I would imagine they would revamp the logo creator in order to create primary and secondary logos for custom teams.

  3. Custom Stadiums are kinda a must...
    I know it sounds like a stretch considering nothing really changes year to year when it comes to stadium options. But if SDS is gonna come out 3 months before release and promise Franchise relocation, it would wouldn't make sense to let us create our own team then just stick us in a minor league/classic stadium like its DD. Not sure how much customization we'll get year one, but it will be a game changing feature when you think about what dimensions will be allowed, seating capacity, props & scenery, etc.

  4. Be able to to re-customize anytime.
    Franchise Mode in The Show has this weird tendency of not letting you do certain things at certain points in the season. The last thing I would want is to only get one opportunity to edit my team's jersey's or team info. However I do think we will be limited to how many times we can make changes to our team over the course of a Franchise year.

Hopefully this addition to the game turns into a huge success, as I assume it will. I hope they make the creation and customization process unique and different from Diamond Dynasty's. My one true wish with MLB The Show going forward is the ability to custom leagues and make a fully fictional team league. I feel like it could be a stretch for MLB 20, but I don't think its far down the road!

SDS

@CrystalSeth52 said in Franchise expansion/custom teams wishlist/thoughts:

It is pretty much confirmed by now that this year will be the year we see relocation and expansion teams in Franchise, and potential other modes for MLB The Show. As someone who has loved customization in sports game, I cannot wait to see how The Show incorporates this in the game, and how it will show the creative side to The Show community. Here are my thoughts and wishlist for the upcoming customization expansion

  1. Little to no limitations for team customization
    Although it is the first year we are seeing this in Franchise, it would be a bummer to only get a short list of pre-chosen cities to choose from, let alone team names and jerseys. I believe SDS will implement expansion team customization similarly to Diamond Dynasty team creation.

  2. New/Updated Logo Creator
    It would be great to see a new or updated logo creator for MLB 20. Not that the current one in Diamond Dynasty is terrible, but in Franchise Mode you will most likely be seeing the logo you've created just browsing through the menu then you would in the DD menu. I would imagine they would revamp the logo creator in order to create primary and secondary logos for custom teams.

  3. Custom Stadiums are kinda a must...
    I know it sounds like a stretch considering nothing really changes year to year when it comes to stadium options. But if SDS is gonna come out 3 months before release and promise Franchise relocation, it would wouldn't make sense to let us create our own team then just stick us in a minor league/classic stadium like its DD. Not sure how much customization we'll get year one, but it will be a game changing feature when you think about what dimensions will be allowed, seating capacity, props & scenery, etc.

  4. Be able to to re-customize anytime.
    Franchise Mode in The Show has this weird tendency of not letting you do certain things at certain points in the season. The last thing I would want is to only get one opportunity to edit my team's jersey's or team info. However I do think we will be limited to how many times we can make changes to our team over the course of a Franchise year.

Hopefully this addition to the game turns into a huge success, as I assume it will. I hope they make the creation and customization process unique and different from Diamond Dynasty's. My one true wish with MLB The Show going forward is the ability to custom leagues and make a fully fictional team league. I feel like it could be a stretch for MLB 20, but I don't think its far down the road!

Don't be surprised if the rebrand is as you said in point 1 above. It will be utilising existing tools.