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MLB 2K Is No More, Sony's The Show Franchise Benefits

It was really the only competition Sony's The Show franchise faced. But now, baseball fans will have only one option come spring training.

A 2K Sports representative confirmed to Joystiq that the relatively well-received MLB 2K franchise is finished.

The rep said the publisher "decided not to renew our MLB 2K series for 2014." Although they're "very proud of the achievements" made by the 2K team, they're shutting things down. The franchise did pretty well for most of the previous generation, but the latest entry didn't go over well with critics. 2K Sports kept trying to promote the game with that $1 million contest tasking players with being the first to toss a Perfect Game. That was a cool promotion but in the end, the game's lackluster quality let us down.

Sony has already confirmed MLB 14: The Show, so it looks like they've cornered the market for now.

Tags: mlb 2k games, mlb 2k14, mlb 2k sequel

1/6/2014 9:45:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (3 posts)

H0TSHELLZ
Monday, January 06, 2014 @ 10:26:47 PM
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*IF* i had a wiiU i would want Bases Loaded. But im cool with the SHOW.

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JDC80
Monday, January 06, 2014 @ 11:03:35 PM
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Doesn't that open the door for MVP Baseball to return? I believe 2k had a deal with Major League Baseball somewhat similar to EA's deal with the NFL but the difference was consoles that had their own MLB license games can still make theirs but 2K is the only third party publisher that can MLB games.

Either way The show is still king of the baseball games.

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infamousgodV2_0
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 @ 7:05:02 AM
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R.I.P MLB 2K. Last baseball game i've played was MLB 2k7. I never really got in to the MLB: The Show franchise. Guess i should give MLB14: The Show a chance. I feel sorry for xbox owners.

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