Tag Archive | "OOTP Baseball"

Out of the Park Baseball is Back for 2015 – Will Review Soon


If you haven’t read about it, Out of the Park Baseball is back again. This is by far the best sim game on the market and there are so many new changes and upgrades to the game. You can read the press release here.

This year it is licensed by MLB, so you will see more stuff from the big leagues. But even better, in my opinion, is the expansion of the international leagues. You can play leagues in Cuba, Mexico, Italy, Taiwan, South Korea, and now even Australia.

I am going to have some of my own thoughts on the game coming up soon after I give it a go. I am going to be doing more with the international leagues than MLB, but will review a lot of it over the next few weeks. So stay tuned for that.

If you would like to purchase the game, we invite you to use our link below or on the home page. We are an affiliate and earn just a few dollars with each purchase. All the money we gain goes toward paying for hosting of the site. Don’t worry, it’s not much because I still have a full time job.

So stay tuned and we will bring you more information on the best sim game. I am excited to give it a try.

OOTP Baseball

Buy OOTP Baseball 16 PC & Mac

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Posted in NewsComments (0)

The Best Baseball Sim Game is Back for 2015 – Out Of The Park


Press Release from OOTP Developments

March 23, 2015

Out of the Park Baseball 16 Available Now on Steam and OOTP Developments Web Site

Official Licensee of MLB.com & MiLB.com, Featuring Opening Day Rosters, Revamped Systems, New Leagues, and More

Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, today announced the worldwide release of Out of the Park Baseball 16 on its web site and Steam. The $39.99 baseball management game runs on PC/Mac/Linux and features a major milestone in its history: The inclusion of official MLB.com and MiLB.com licenses. OOTP 16 includes official league logos, team logos and jerseys for all 30 MLB teams, over 150 MiLB league and team logos, and historical MLB logos.

A bundle of four screenshots, along with the official OOTP 16 logo, can be downloaded here:

http://tinyurl.com/ootp16screens

The company’s mobile game, MLB Manager 2015 (formerly iOOTP Baseball), also will include an official MLB.com license, along with other new features. It will be available soon for Android and iOS.

“This promises to be the biggest year in the history of OOTP, thanks to our fruitful partnership with MLBAM,” said lead developer and lifelong baseball fan Markus Heinsohn. “OOTP 16 is the best version of the game yet, and we have more great features in the works. Stay tuned, baseball fans.”

For more comments from Markus about how the license came to be, please see this post on the OOTP Developments blog:

http://blog.ootpdevelopments.com/?p=523

“OOTP is an astonishing accomplishment,” Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry told OOTP Developments during an interview conducted last month for the company blog:

http://blog.ootpdevelopments.com/red-sox-principal-owner-john-henry/

OOTP 16 can be found here:

Buy OOTP Baseball 16 PC & Mac

Steam link:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/333820/

New Features

OOTP 16’s full list of new and improved features include:

2015 Opening Day Rosters

The brand new 2015 roster sets includes all Opening Day MLB rosters, via a free update to be released shortly after Opening Day, as well as the complete minor league system down to the rookie leagues. All major league (and certain minor league) player ratings are based on Baseball Prospectus’ industry-leading player forecasting system, PECOTA. The thousands of remaining minor league players are rated manually by OOTP’s established research team.

New international and independent leagues added

Last year, OOTP 15 introduced seven international leagues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Cuba, Italy and The Netherlands. This year, OOTP 16 adds the Australian Baseball League to that list, along with several independent leagues in the US and Japan. All of those leagues feature real rosters, with countless hours of work invested in researching realistic player biographical information, statistics, and ratings.

New team owner goals

Team owners now give short- and long-term goals, which may include: winning the World Series within X seasons; fixing a certain weakness on the roster; extending the contract of a star player; and much more. Players’ abilities to meet those goals not only decides if they’ll be fired but also determines if their contract will be extended at a higher salary, another new feature added this year. (The “cannot be fired” option still exists in OOTP 16.)

Improved team finances and reporting

The team finance system has been redesigned, including new season ticket sales, a team finances screen based on widgets, a new accounting screen, and much more. In addition, the finance-related AI was recoded, resulting in more realistic player contracts and negotiations, as well as more stable long-term team finances.

Completely redesigned manager and coaches system

Managers and coaches have certain personalities and special skills or preferences, which will result in plenty of interesting choices. Managerial choices include easy-going stat-heads and hard-nosed veterans, while some pitching coaches excel at working with power pitchers and others are better suited at overseeing finesse pitchers.

Recoded team strategy system

Players can set their teams’ in-game strategies faster and easier than ever before, but if they play in GM-only mode, they may find that some managers won’t allow certain strategies to be dictated.

Better playoff coverage

A new Pennant Chase screen displays the strength of the remaining schedule and the chance for each team to make the playoffs. The related news coverage was also improved.

Improved 3D ball flight

OOTP 15 introduced support for 3D stadiums and realistic 3D ball flight, which was a big step-up for the series. OOTP 16 improves on that 3D presentation and includes great-looking 3D models of all 30 MLB ballparks.

Much more

  • New play modes (Manager only, GM only, and GM + Manager)
  • An improved simulation engine that incorporates the latest research and trends, such as infield shifts and pitcher usage
  • Rainouts with automatic rescheduling (including double-headers), adding the realism that comes with rain-shortened and cancelled games
  • Better in-game sound effects
  • An enhanced interface, such as a player info pop-up when resting the mouse pointer over a button which links to a player, or automatic syncing between lineups and depth charts when making changes to either of them.
  • Player profile icons that let the user easily see how many times he has won certain awards, been a World Series winner, and more
  • A new Find-A-Player feature: Define certain criteria (ratings, stats, salary etc.) and find the right player
  • Recoded All-Star Game features with real voting (including online league support)
  • Realistic OOTP Hall of Fame selection process, including simulated voting and new stats like JAWS, HoF Standards, Black & Grey Ink Tests
  • More player awards: for example, Most Valuable Player, Playoff Series MVPs, best hitters by position, and Reliever of the Year
  • Better playoff history tracking, including career playoff stats for all real players in the database and playoff leaderboards
  • Alternate currencies (Euro, Pounds Sterling, Yen, etc.)
  • The option to define background pictures for teams and leagues
  • And more

About Out of the Park Developments 

Out of the Park Developments is the developer of the award-winning OOTP and MLB Manager series of baseball management simulations, Franchise Hockey Manager, and Beyond the Sideline Football. German-based OOTP Developments was founded by Markus Heinsohn and Andreas Raht in 1999. OOTP Developments has consistently produced games that have met with critical acclaim, including winning Metacritic’s coveted “Game of the Year” for the 2007 edition of OOTP, which remains the second highest-rated PC game on Metacritic of all time. Further information on the company and its games is available from the OOTP Developments website, http://www.ootpdevelopments.com

Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with the permission of Minor League Baseball.  All rights reserved.

Posted in NewsComments (0)

Out of the Park Baseball 16 Now Licensed by MLB


Out of the Park Baseball 16 is nearing release and it is going to be the best one yet. If you have never played the game before it is simply the best simulation game on the market.

The OOTP 16 version will finally be licensed by MLB and Minor League Baseball meaning there are more features including official logos, uniforms, and more including historical logos. A release will be made to include the opening day rosters for 2015 once they have been finalized.

Not only that but the international side of the game is getting better as well. The new version will include leagues from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Cuba, Mexico, Netherlands, and Italy. This year, OOTP 16 is adding the Australian Baseball League along with several independent leagues in the US and Japan.

Some other enhancements include short term and long term goals for managers. Managers might have both “win now” and “win later” goals to achieve in order to keep your job.

The finance and coaching systems are improved as well. Finances will be more in depth to include things like season ticket sales and coaches will now have personalities.

There are so many upgrades to the game that is will clearly be the best version yet, and that is saying quite a bit because the older versions were awesome.

Here are a few screenshots from the new game:

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Posted in NewsComments (0)


FanDuel

The Best Baseball Sim Game on the Market

OOTP18_Logo_220x220Buy OOTP Baseball 18 PC & Mac

Have a Baseball Story?

Whether its a press release, tips, information, or just a good story, feel free to Contact Us with any story baseball related.

Polls

Who will win the 2017 World Baseball Classic?

  • Puerto Rico (31%, 27 Votes)
  • Dominican Republic (13%, 11 Votes)
  • USA (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Mexico (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Cuba (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Venezuela (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Netherlands (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Japan (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Chinese Taipei (1%, 1 Votes)
  • South Korea (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Canada (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

Loading ... Loading ...