- MLB 09 The Show Designer Greg Batalucco
detailed some of the things that help make the game shine on Sony's PS3 console:
For this year's version we wanted to make the game as accurate as possible and included in MLB 09 The Show are actual team mascots, new and improved stadium jumbotrons with game related movies, K boards, realistic crowds, and improved lighting and skies throughout the stadiums.
All these enhancements add to the overall gaming experience to make MLB 09 The Show as real as it gets.
One of the main things we wanted to accomplish this year is to add as much realism to the stadiums and the crowd as possible.
We've listened to what the community has been telling us: "We want that same experience that we get at a real ballgame, the look and sounds of the crowd, accurate and detailed stadiums, the smell of popcorn and hotdogs, etc." Well we can't add in smells (or can we?) but you can imagine.
We devoted many, many hours of research to get everything as realistic and accurate in detail as possible in hopes of making it seem like you are actually at the game. We want your friend, spouse or whomever, to walk in the room while you are playing the game and say ,"Hey what game are you watching...