Video Game Fans: MLB 14 The Show Is Now The Only MLB Licensed Video Game

It looks like baseball video game fans will have one major reason to go out and buy a PS4.

MLB 14 The Show has been the premiere baseball video game franchise since 2006, when it’s first installment was released for the Playstation 2. It’s main competitor has been the MLB 2K franchise, which started in 2004, and has been the only officially licensed baseball games available to XBOX owners.

Well, as of December 31 (when their contract expired), 2K Sports officially pulled the plug on the MLB 2k franchise. That’s right, if you own an XBOX 360 or an XBOX One, you will not have an officially licensed baseball game to play for the first time since 2004.

If that news wasn’t enough to run out and get a PS4, take a look at this tweet from MLB The Show:

Look at the difference in the graphics from the PS3 version to the PS4—gave me goosebumps (I know, I’m a nerd). The MLB The Show franchise has been one of the main reasons why I had a PS3, and also got a PS4 back in November. I’m really excited to see what the MLB The Show franchise will offer on the PS4.

Another great feature of the 2014 version will be the ability to carry over saves to future versions of the game—the first time this has ever been available. You can view the official teaser at the bottom of this post.

I will definitely have a copy of MLB 14 The Show on it’s release date. If you are looking for a friendly game, be sure to shoot me a friend request. My gamer tag is Petnick78.