Conspiracy Theory

SDS

In years past, the Alpha versions of the game have not played like the finished product upon release according to those who took part. I believe that this year's Beta will be a very different kettle of fish. I believe that the fact that they opened the beta up so much, was to ready the game for opening day. In other words, your telemetry and written feedback will indeed be what drives the end product.

There are two reasons to believe this; one is fact and the other is a rumour, mixed with a little fact.

The fact that they opened the beta to so many people indicates that they were using the data to tune the game, and therefore, needed a lot of data. I didn't get to play it, so those of you that have will probably notice a very similar game to what you played, sans bugs.

The second reason is two-fold. SDS and all other developers have had the developer kit for the PS5 for some time now. I would say that it is safe to assume that they have the Xbox Series X developer kit as well. SDS will be making the leap to the Xbox platform (Nintendo as well) for 2021.

That means a whole lot of new coding to do, for both next-gen consoles.

With new consoles, as we all know, there need to be new launch titles. One of the rumoured launch titles for the PS5, and I assume the Xbox as well, is MLB The Show 21. That would be awesome if it is indeed true, an early, next-gen version of your favourite game. Considering that the apparent release date for these consoles is late October, early November, does this mean we will get an early version of The Show?

I believe that the beta was definitely a tuning operation for SDS since they now have to divide their time between the impending MLB 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and the current-gen PlayStation.

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I'm feeling very good about this so far. Hopefully, some of the rumour aspects are correct too. The final release looks to be based solely off telemetry, which from all accounts, is a good thing.

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@xxfireflyxx69 said in Conspiracy Theory:

In years past, the Alpha versions of the game have not played like the finished product upon release according to those who took part. I believe that this year's Beta will be a very different kettle of fish. I believe that the fact that they opened the beta up so much, was to ready the game for opening day. In other words, your telemetry and written feedback will indeed be what drives the end product.

There are two reasons to believe this; one is fact and the other is a rumour, mixed with a little fact.

The fact that they opened the beta to so many people indicates that they were using the data to tune the game, and therefore, needed a lot of data. I didn't get to play it, so those of you that have will probably notice a very similar game to what you played, sans bugs.

The second reason is two-fold. SDS and all other developers have had the developer kit for the PS5 for some time now. I would say that it is safe to assume that they have the Xbox Series X developer kit as well. SDS will be making the leap to the Xbox platform (Nintendo as well) for 2021.

That means a whole lot of new coding to do, for both next-gen consoles.

With new consoles, as we all know, there need to be new launch titles. One of the rumoured launch titles for the PS5, and I assume the Xbox as well, is MLB The Show 21. That would be awesome if it is indeed true, an early, next-gen version of your favourite game. Considering that the apparent release date for these consoles is late October, early November, does this mean we will get an early version of The Show?

I believe that the beta was definitely a tuning operation for SDS since they now have to divide their time between the impending MLB 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and the current-gen PlayStation.

MLB the show 2021 will come out in March of 2021 on the PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One. They will not make an earlier version of a game due to these consoles coming out in October/November of 2020. Both are reportedly backwards compatible so you will be able to play MLB 20 on them once the consoles are released.