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Sony Unveils MLB 14: The Show Cover Athlete, First PS4 Version Screens

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Posted on November 5, 2013 AT 02:00pm

SCE San Diego Studio’s MLB: The Show is probably the most consistent sports game on a year-to-year basis, but as the last couple of entries have shown, it’s definitely outgrown the now-dated power of the PS3. Sony has finally unveiled a few details for the PS4 version, revealing the first next-gen screens and the cover athlete—a very deserving one.

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, considered by many to be the best player in the game (though electrifying Angels outfielder Mike Trout might have a little to say about that), will grace game boxes when the MLB 14: The Show releases in spring 2014, and in an interesting twist, Cabrera earned the cover honors in a vote from fellow players, showcasing the respect the reigning American League MVP has earned throughout the sport.

Meanwhile, you can really see the difference in detail between the PS4 and PS3 versions based on these comparison screens, which Sony sports product marketing manager Tyler Vaught detailed in a PlayStation blog post.

“In the PS4 screenshot, you’ll notice the game scoreboard has actual geometry to it and not just a flat plane, compared to the contrasting PS3 screenshot,” Vaught said. “With the added horsepower of PS4, we can create more detailed representation of elements within the stadium. With the added memory, we can increase the texture size and use higher resolution normal maps to push the illusion of reality.”

Andrew Fitch, Managing Editor
Andrew Fitch, a proud Japanese RPG and serial-comma enthusiast, has been attending E3 for close to a decade now. His least-proud moment? That time in 2004 when, suffering from utter exhaustion, he decided to take a break on the creepy, dilapidated—and possibly cursed—La-Z-Boy at Konami’s Silent Hill booth. Follow Andrew’s adventures in avoiding cursed furniture at his Twitter feed: @twittch. Meet the rest of the crew.

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