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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

  • over 1 year ago

    The Show Nation,

    Thank you for all the years of online franchise it’s really been a lot of fun to feel like a baseball owner GM and played all at the same time.  Pushing to win a World Series against 29 other peers has been a blast.  If losing online franchise for one year can make the experience better in the future than so be it. I understand the latest craze of micro transactions across all games lately and that it is important to improve your bottom line. Last year many of us were disappointed to find out that MLB THE SHOW NATION no longer had a online franchise portal as well as the game no longer counting on our player card.  I never played DD much and never will but some guys in between waiting for league games would run that 3 inning mode and play the DD etc.  You guys offer delux and gold editions that give people more virtual currency to buy more DD cards.  Why not revamp the online franchise mode to make it 10x more user friendly to allow people to run the league from a phone, laptop or tablet device from an app or website and charge us for it?  People pay for the virtual cards they will pay for a great online franchise mode as well.  You guys can check my show card you can see over the years how often I’ve played the game.  There are 100s if not 1000s more like me.  Maybe you guys can even create a way to merge the DD and league play as well? There are so many possibilities but the one nobody’s was expecting was for the mode to be killed.  Would really love some open dialog on this topic.  Thank you again for putting out a great baseball game for many years look forward to the improved return of online franchise mode

     

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    IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN PLAYONG ONLINE FRANCHISE MODE ON 17 OUR LEAGUE COMMUNITY IS COMMITED TO DO SO.  FEEL FREE TO SEND ME PSN MESSAGE 

     

     

     

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  • over 1 year ago

    The second some competition comes out to compete with this game you guys are IN TROUBLE, and I can’t wait for that day. Beyond disappointed.

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  • over 1 year ago

    Whoever came up with this idea in a meeting needs to be let go. Did you poll or even take into account the people that do play this mode on a yearly basis? You have forgotten about online franchise obviously. To say this is to make the online servers more stable is a complete joke and fraud. Every year the same thing is said about how improved the servers are for online modes and they still are complete crap when the game launches. SO I am not buyin that as the excuse, you catered to the crap that makes this game unenjoyable. Playing against nothing but 99OVR(now over 99) rated teams over and over again takes the skill out of the game, especially with those that let the CPU aim for them. Hence why Peoplle make leagues to where you have to use, zone with analog and classic hitting. 

    how can games like Battlefied have 60 players on the screen with all types of stuff going on around them with no hiccups, yet this game can barely get the pitcher and batter to be in sequence or have smooth transitions from ball hit to it bein in the field. Maybe All the garbage DD clutter you have put in has bogged down the servers, ever thought of that one? 

    Terrible Terrible move to announce this a month before when you have known since making all these streams. Should have announced that day one so people didnt pre order online. DD as only online playable mode is COMPLETE ASS!

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  • over 1 year ago

    A U sure SDS?

    I bet your decision is going to be worst

    because U just lost me and friends of mine who can buy The Show 18 !!

    the number of them will be more than fifty.

    u will regret what u did.

    bye foolish SDS !!

    I’m not gonna  miss U, cause U A so stuppid!!!

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  • over 1 year ago

    Its a sad day when your ex favorite studios quits on you and online franchise. I have bought this game every year since 07, and sadly won’t be buying in 18’ because of this. Do what is right and put it in the game, there’s no excuses for why it shouldn’t be in.

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  • over 1 year ago

    Legends of Hotstove league has been going since 16'!  We are boycotting your game!  So disappointed that you would do this! Time to rise up guys!  Tweet them community mlbtheshow,  ramone russell,  mlbtheshowtips,  #screwmlb18

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  • over 1 year ago

    This is such a let down. I guess I will be saving my money. Such a let down San Diego Studios

     

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