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Online Franchise and MLB The Show 18

For the online areas of the game, we spent this year focusing on our technology. We knew we had to prioritize the stability and speed of our online infrastructure for MLB The Show 18.

As such, Online Franchise mode didn’t make the cut this year.  This was not an easy decision to make and we understand some of you will be disappointed with this change, but we believe focusing on continuing to improve our online performance was the right priority for The Show 18.  With the major technology change this year it wasn’t possible to just leave in the previous mode without alteration.

Please know that Online Franchise fans are not forgotten and every new year offers an opportunity to evaluate our plans.

Thank you for understanding.

Comments

  • about 1 year ago

    Well I’ll tell you this. I bought an Xbox one and switched most of my gaming over there. I actually talked most of my madden league to get this and a PS4, or at least MLB the show if they had a PS4, strictly for an online play. There is 0 reason to keep my PS4 along with my psn, as I will be cancelling it and moving all of my gaming to the Xbox console. I’ll also be writing to Sony to let them know why. Will it matter? Maybe not. But all of my Xbox buddies have cancelled their mlb pre-orders along with some of them that pre-ordered a PS4. They will also be letting Sony know of this as well. I advise everyone upset about this to obviously not buy the game, but also let Sony know your displeasure. The only way to get our voice heard is to flood Sony with our comments. This may not make an impact, but we have to show them this won’t be tolerated by the online franchise consumers. Good bye to Sony, and goodbye to MLb. 

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  • about 1 year ago

    Thanks for saving me $60.  Just admit you just don't want people to play any other online modes than DD since thats your cash cow. Let me guess next year it will be Online Versus didn't make the cut....as long as people play these micro transactions mode and spent money on them these sports titles will continue to be utter trash.  That said thanks for making this post, it saved me $60.

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  • about 1 year ago

    MLB ON FOX: Online Franchise has been around since 2012, MLB ON FOX ROSTERS has been around just as long. I have did Height & Weight changes for years and sent those in and I have done my own pitch edit chart for 2 years. I am walking away from this game and this company for good they just lost a fan, a supporter and someone that gave wish list each year to try and make the game better.

    I will not play or support this game any longer they made a BOLD decision to pull the plug on this mode, but in reality they flipped the switch to OFF on many of us. Not very cool at all. I will be moving on and helping another company improve there game year in and year out like I try to do for MLB THE SHOW.

     

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  • about 1 year ago

    now they are deleting comments lol We deserve a 2018 roster patch for the 17 game, and guys should be refunded money for pre-orders up to this point.....You can charge 20 bucks for the update and make even more money being that's what you guys are obviously about....

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    • about 1 year ago

      No worries - Operation Sports will be on it fur'sure. They already have an updated roster with FA moves. 

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  • about 1 year ago

    THIS IS JUST UNREAL MAN, I HOPE NO ONE BUY UR GAME ANYMORE, THATS censored UP , I HOPE ALL UR SERVERS GOES DOWN. NO MORE leagues, censored MLB THE SHOW NOW. ONLY WANT THE GUYS THAT SPENT MONEY ON UR STUPID DYNASTY

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  • about 1 year ago

    Just when i think the game is getting better you remove the only online mode that truly replicates an MLB Season, i had bought the game every single year since 2006 and this will be the first time i won't buy it.

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  • about 1 year ago

    The only reason I Pre-ordered this Game was to play Online Franchise and to be Told this is very disappointing I called to get my money refunded and was told NO these guys don’t  care all they want is the Money thats why they waited till the last minute to announce this  

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  • about 1 year ago

    Is a joke? We want online franchise this the only reason for buy the game. Do you think the baseball fans care about the bat flips

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