MLB 12: The Show Patch Support Tracking Well Behind Past Years

Now into April with the baseball season fully underway many customers have begun to ask why the very first patch for MLB 12: The Show has yet to arrive. It is an understandable question considering the rate at which patches have been delivered for The Show in current years. SCEA has however to comment on plans for post-release assistance and have been careful to steer clear of even stating that a patch is getting worked on. There shouldn’t be cause for concern at this stage however. Undoubtedly 1 is in the pipeline but when it will materialize and what it will entail remain as massive unknowns. 

The explanation for not having a patch by now may possibly be straightforward although speculative in nature – there was nothing that required to be addressed in urgent style. SCEA is likely consolidating the perform into a single comprehensive update rather than a rapid one followed by another a month or two later. The Vita element also looms massive here as alterations to one particular must be instituted in the other at the quite same time due to the fact of the function that permits Franchise and Road to the Show save files to be transferred among the two.

MLB 11 received its initial patch on March 22 and second on April 25 while MLB 10 got its first on March 17 and second on May possibly 18. That historically the games have gotten their 1st patch following just about two weeks is why numerous are taking note that 1 has not come for MLB 12 but.

With MLB 11 the biggest early troubles had to do with free agency in Franchise mode. MLB 10 suffered from several issues in Franchise and intentional walks freezing on-line games. The rapid turnarounds from release to 1st feedback-based patch are achievable due to the fact Sony can push their own product to the front of the certification line.

Based on info I’ve received sales for MLB 12 are down fairly substantially vs MLB11 (which itself was down big from the sales peak year with MLB 10). That probably isn’t much of a element when it comes to the assistance but it could offer far more reason just to function towards a single update – a less expensive proposition – that will affect both the PS3 and the Vita versions.

Even though there are no pressing issues there are definitely ways in which MLB 12 can be enhanced – game start off occasions in Franchise mode require to be fixed and there’s an problem with lack of hitting good results even when best timing/excellent placement as a couple examples – but otherwise the game is in great shape. By now it is clear that the business will not be able to make on the web performance any better so there’s no point in holding out hope for that.

It’s worth noting that MLB 09 had a equivalent dilemma with begin instances and scheduling. That was ultimately fixed in a patch that came out on Could 1 but also forced the restart of any Franchise or Road to the Show in progress. As SCEA hasn’t commented on patch plans it’s unknown if the identical would be necessary with MLB 12.