Out Of The Park is a baseball management sim in the way that Football Manager is a football management sim: an abstraction of several different jobs largely revolving around data and statistics. The latest management sim series, Out Of The Park Baseball 20, is available on Steam. here we will bring you theOOTP 20’s new features.
Out of the Park Baseball 20 Basic Features
The brand new 2019 MLB roster set will include all projected Opening Day MLB rosters as well as the complete minor league system down to the rookie leagues and even future draft classes. On top of this, 12 international leagues (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, Cuba and new in OOTP 20: Germany, Spain, France and the Czech Republic) and several international and US independent leagues return to OOTP 20 with accurate and projected 2019 rosters.
Discover new talent, draft the next superstar, negotiate with free agents, enter trade talks with other teams, build your dynasty and guide a franchise into an infinite future! As a manager, dive into the more hands-on management and set your team’s lineups, pitching staffs, in-game strategy and call the shots from the dugout. You can oversee your league at a high level, or play out each game in the redesigned 3D game mode, managing play by play or even pitch by pitch. OOTP has it all covered!
Out of the Park Baseball 20 New Features
Integrated live services all season long!
For the first time ever, OOTP features Live Services for MLB rosters! You can start a new MLB game any day during the regular season and Postseason with up-to-date rosters, standings, stats and player ratings, or to update player ratings in your current game based on their current performances. Can you keep your favorite team’s hot start going throughout the season, or take control to turn around a disappointing start?
Our brand new 2019 roster sets include all projected Opening Day MLB rosters as well as the complete minor league system down to rookie leagues, including independent leagues.
All Major League (and over a thousand minor league) player ratings are based on Dan Szymborski’s popular ZiPS player projection system. The remaining minor league players are carefully rated by hand by our recently upgraded research team. Listen here to one of our OOTP Now Podcast episodes as the newest member of our roster squad explains how this is done.
In addition, OOTP 20 features 12 international leagues (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Italy, The Netherlands, Mexico and Cuba, plus 4 brand new leagues with Germany, France, Spain and the Czech Republic) and several US and international independent leagues. All of the teams have accurate and projected 2019 rosters.
Improved 3D Animations
We hit the motion capture studio for the first time ever to create hundreds of new animations which take the 3D in-game action to a whole new level. Diving plays, shoestring catches, hitters celebrating a walk-off in style: it’s all there (except for a fancy bat flip creation feature – sorry about that)!
Improved AI, Game Engine and Modern Strategic Options
Baseball is constantly evolving, as is our award-winning simulation engine. This year we have introduced several new strategic options, such as an opener and a follower as MLB teams continue to seek every possible advantage to winning in 2019. We have also improved the simulation engine and AI to handle and counter these new options and also make the smartest strategic decisions possible at any time during the game.
But that’s only the start! We’ve improved all AI-related aspects of the game, including trading, contract logic, general roster building, and player evaluation, which lies at the core of the entire OOTP AI, resulting in the most challenging and rewarding gameplay ever in OOTP 20.
Perfect Team Mode 2.0
Perfect Team was a massive success after we introduced the revolutionary online competition mode for OOTP 19 in November of last year. Over 12,000 total teams have competed in the exciting universe of Perfect Team, over 5,000,000 player cards have been pulled, history was written, and countless epic moments were created.
For OOTP 20, Perfect Team mode will return with more cards (over 3,000 total) and more features, including exciting tournaments (coming in April), collection missions (coming April / May), an improved auction house, more achievements, an additional league level (6 in total) and all the new strategy and AI improvements of the core game. Build your very own Perfect Team and battle the best OOTP managers in the world!
More New Features
- Historical simulations have been greatly improved by optimized player ratings and new defensive evaluations
- Teams can now participate in multiple tournaments in the same time, vastly exanding possible league szenarios
- 4 new international leagues with real teams & players: Germany, France, Spain and the Czech Republic
- All new tiebreaker calculations for improved realism
- Added support to have players in lineup back up other positions, and substitute in starting lineups for them
- Graphical spray charts for players for a deeper scouting experience. Who do you use the shift on?
- Improved interface and HTML reporting
- Added many new achievements for both Challenge Mode and Perfect Team
- Countless small tweaks that enhance the user experience
OOTP 20 features all new integrated live services, a supercharged 3D in-game experience, modern baseball strategies, upgraded AI, Perfect Team mode 2.0, 2019 Opening Day rosters, and more! It may be the best baseball sim 2019.
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