Andrew McCutchen Gets A Haircut In Latest MLB 15: The Show Update
Earlier this morning, Sony San Diego released a patch for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of MLB 15: The Show that addresses a number of the glitches and tuning issues currently in the game. The development team also went out of its way to give Pittsburgh Pirates superstar, Andrew McCutchen, a haircut to reflect his current look.
Here are the other changes included in today's patch (text straight from Sony San Diego):
- Online Gameplay – Game would occasionally hang following an Intentional Walk, a regular Base on Balls, a Hit by Pitch, or a Balk.
- General – Batters would strikeout on the second strike when the performed certain check swings at pitches in the dirt.
- Franchise mode – Edit Player screen was limiting users from editing generated players, and players on certain teams.
- General – Specific “wall s****ing” home runs would result in a baserunner staying on 1st base, and not score correctly.
- Online Franchise – Injuries were not occurring during Online Franchise games.
- Online Gameplay – Guessing Pitches had a delay and users would occasionally fail to guess Location and Pitch Type when offering input quickly.
- Online – Within Game Rooms, users were missing their rank logos that distinguished them as Rookie, Veteran, All-Star, Hall of Fame, or Legend rank.
- Online – Play Now Rated and Diamond Dynasty – Home and Away team assignment was not random, resulting in some users always being the home team, or always the away team.
- Online – Play Now Online rated – Controlling the KC Royals, user would be given control of the ace pitcher (Ventura) no matter who was chosen to be the starting pitcher in the Pitcher Select screen.
- Card Collections – Redeem Legend button was missing after completing a collection.
- General – CPU runners were not using correct lead off logic.
- General – Specific edited rosters would cause the game to crash when loading into a Road To The Show Showcase game.
- General – Andrew McCutchen’s hair has been adjusted – We gave him a haircut to match his current appearance.
- General – Wrigley Field had some collision/Home Run detection issues. Certain foul balls were being counted as Home Runs down the 1st base line.
- General – Sounds of the Show issues have been resolved. Custom music was not being saved correctly where users intended them to.
- General – Public Announcer audio was frequently incorrect (announcing the wrong name) during the end of game wrap up and also when bringing relief pitchers into the game.
- General – Highlight Reel was added back into post game menus, by popular demand!
- General – Tweaking and refining of in game sound effects.
- General – Front End User Interface tweaking. Team colors on User’s Player Card.
- General – Tuning to trade logic, specifically how the CPU traded with other CPU teams in Franchise and Season modes.
- General – Baserunning/Lead Runner windows were missing from Manager Mode.
- General – Players will now wear sleeves when the game is played at lower temperatures.
- General – Fixed many occurrences of consumer reported crashes, reported to us through the PS4 operating system crash reporting tool. Areas that encountered these rare crashes included: Exiting Amateur Draft in Franchise mode / Entering Diamond Dynasty / During initial boot-up / Using the Suggested Trade feature in Franchise mode / Specific in game scenarios.
- Community Market – Changing pages in the marketplace completed order now works.
- Gameplay – Animation clean up and tuning.
- Gameplay – Adjustments to tagging sliding baserunners.
- AI tuning – Bunt success rate was incorrect/too successful and accurate.
- Year to Year Saves modifications – Properly handling a small batch of players who were not in the league in MLB 14, and how they transfer over to MLB 15.
[Source: Sony San Diego]
Now that's attention to detail! It'll be interesting to see if Sony keeps its eye on the "playoff beards" that some teams rock toward the end of the season.