The Sports Desk – Discussing MLB The Show 18's Road To The Show Mode

MLB the Show 18 developer Sony San Diego has released new info about the upcoming title’s Road to the Show mode. The mode puts gamers in the shoes of a mid-level prospect for an MLB franchise who must work his way up into the big leagues – complete with a narrator telling your tale. Along the way, you may be moved to a new position, train with teammates, and interact with coaches via a conversation system.

The game features a new player archetype system and attribute caps, so naturally, we wonder how much freedom players will have to shape their characters compared to past years. Sony San Diego says you can change your player archetype if you move your position, which hopefully allows some flexibility in making your player more well-rounded if you want.

Watch Brian Shea and I discuss what’s in the mode, where it could go, and what we hope gets addressed this year.

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For more on MLB the Show 18, check out our previous Sports Desk coverage, including details on Diamond Dynasty mode, as well as the first feature trailer.

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A quick rundown of some of the sports news from the week 

Mario Tennis Aces Coming in June 
Take a look at footage of the game from the recent Nintendo Direct. 

Inaugural NBA 2K League Esports Draft Taking Place On April 4 

Tennis World Tour Gets Release Date 
The title hits the PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC on May 22.

Out Of The Park Baseball 19 Trailer Shows Off New 3D Engine 

EA’s NHL Going Into Esports 
Although EA isn’t involved…

The Golf Club 2019 Dev Talks Putting Real-World Objects Into the Game 

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