Why are people complaining? let's just chill and wait.

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The past few days I've noticed that people are complaining about not hearing anything new about The Show 21. I say let's just chill out and wait it will come. Think about it this way, if they are this quiet about the new game. Maybe they are actually are making some big changes to the game as far as content, front end stuff and maybe adding game modes. Also a big one maybe they are actually fixing gameplay. Because of how bad the gameplay was in this past years game. They are thinking well we need to do something about this. I know personally I would rather have them be quiet as much as possible for as long as possible and then come out with a game with the best gameplay this franchise has ever produced rather them rushing to putting out information and fulfilling the needs of consumers wanting to hear something about the new game and the game is trash. So let's take a chill pill and maybe do something else to occupy our time. We are only two weeks into the new year. But I bet we hear something about the new game towards the end of February and I am ok with that.

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I get the sentiment, but taking a few minutes to update people what's going on has 0 effect on development, it may be that they are working super hard to really improve the gameplay, but that doesn't mean they don't have a few minutes to write a Twitter post or something.

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I mean this as answering your question and in no way to start an argument.

For the last 3 years we have always complained about the inconsistencies of gameplay every year. Sds and no disrespect to them...tends to lack transparency with its customers. Responding to bugs etc...

There was even a situation where one of the developers really let us know how they felt on a hot mic. People wanted the situation addressed...nothing.

If anything this shows the faith that this community has in Sds. I was once told you teach people how to treat you. In other words probably 35% of the community is saying..

" Here we go again " aka

Manny being Manny

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I understand why we should be patient, however you can't help but feel uneasy about 0 news this late into January. Previous titles since at least 17 were announced, discussed, and had cover art before the new year. We often knew what the editions would have and by now would have a content structure leading up to release.

None of that this year which leads many, justifiably saying the game isn't ready. Whether that is due to covid slowing the pace, or they're struggling to make a port, or other infrastructure changes, we don't know.

They've already been accused of a lack of communication at times, but this is next level blackout. At least provide an explanation for there being no discussion. Let us know why whatever is happening is happening, as im sure the community will be forgiving considering what everyone has gone through.

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I love the positivity in your post, OP, but many of us are in the “once bitten, twice shy” camp when it comes to this game.

I’d love to think you are correct, but past experiences have led me to believe that SDS is much more likely to hype than to humbly put their head down and fix things. Every “fix” seems to be delivered with bravado, so silence does not suggest anything good to me.

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I’m getting the feeling it’s gonna be a late May release. Might even be later considering that’s only 5 months from now. I have no evidence to support this, just a hunch.

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I mean... if they were making big changes/improvements, wouldn't they be marketing the hell out of it?

I can't recall a single case of a developer marketing a game less because they felt it was going to be better than expected.

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@Hoofartid said in Why are people complaining? let's just chill and wait.:

I mean... if they were making big changes/improvements, wouldn't they be marketing the hell out of it?

I can't recall a single case of a developer marketing a game less because they felt it was going to be better than expected.

Yeah, that is my feeling as well.

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they have to also develop for 3 new systems too, i can see why the delay.

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@eatyum said in Why are people complaining? let's just chill and wait.:

I get the sentiment, but taking a few minutes to update people what's going on has 0 effect on development, it may be that they are working super hard to really improve the gameplay, but that doesn't mean they don't have a few minutes to write a Twitter post or something.

Yeah I get what you're saying.

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Last time there was a Show game released after March was in 2014. On 11/4/2013 they confirmed MLB The Show 14 was to be released on 4/1/2014 and PS4 version was coming in May. They waited until 2/13/2014 to confirm the game fact sheet and the PS4 release date of 5/6/2020.

At least then we knew in November the next gen console was going to be late. It's January 14th, 2021 and we know nothing 🤷🏼♂

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It’s their product, they can do what they want when they want. It’s not like they’ve taken preorders yet.

SDS answers to no-one except ownership and God. And he doesn’t have to answer to us.

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DD online casual noobs don't have patience.

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Let's look at the big picture here. Here in this country we have the covid pandemic so I assume it hit SDS as well. The PS5 just came out and they plan to have the game on other platforms. So that means a whole bunch of programming to do and probably short staffed because of the virus. Real baseball may be late again this year so just be patient. You still have this years game. The new game will be out when it is released. Maybe mid March maybe not.

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@Red_Ted_is_back said in Why are people complaining? let's just chill and wait.:

It’s their product, they can do what they want when they want. It’s not like they’ve taken preorders yet.

SDS answers to no-one except ownership and God. And he doesn’t have to answer to us.

Someone has watched Moneyball one too many times lol

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Been playing since 17 and honestly surprised people are actually looking for to a new game when. Its been disspointing year in and year out. Numerous bugs with hitting,pitching feilding, running. They cant get it right on one consle and now they are gonna cross platform what a joke... if you cant make a game well enough for a consle what makes you able to do it across multiple systems. Mlb 20 was the last chance for sds franchise to change my opinion and at the end of this games life cycle im still experienceing to many issuses for a game they charge as much as what they do. Plus all the money they make from micro transactions.

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@eatyum said in Why are people complaining? let's just chill and wait.:

I get the sentiment, but taking a few minutes to update people what's going on has 0 effect on development

You think Ramone or Victor or Luis or whoever can just bang out a tweet announcing something? That it doesn't have to pass through Legal, Marketing, Corporate, etc?

If they make any sort of announcement promising something and then end up not delivering, how would the gripers feel then?

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@SaveFarris said in Why are people complaining? let's just chill and wait.:

@eatyum said in Why are people complaining? let's just chill and wait.:

I get the sentiment, but taking a few minutes to update people what's going on has 0 effect on development

You think Ramone or Victor or Luis or whoever can just bang out a tweet announcing something? That it doesn't have to pass through Legal, Marketing, Corporate, etc?

If they make any sort of announcement promising something and then end up not delivering, how would the gripers feel then?

I'm not talking about promising something or talking specifically about details of 21. I'm just talking in general, "We are looking forward to telling you more about 21 in the future", just something other than complete radio silence. Kinda like the tweet they did the other day