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Trailer for ‘MLB 14 The Show’ released, here’s Jayson Werth’s majestic hair (video)


On Monday, the official Playstation blog unveiled a new trailer for “MLB 14 The Show,” which is set to be released some time next spring. Of course, the PS4 version of the game will be next-gen, and in order to properly document just how improved the graphics are in the Playstation 4 version when compared to the game when played on the PS3, an image was tweeted documenting how much more majestic, free-flowing and magnificent Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth’s hair looks in next-gen, not to mention his already-impressive beard.

Via @Steve_OS:


Far out. Who would have thought Jayson Werth’s hair could look even cooler in a video game than it does in real life.

The trailer:

The post unveiling the new trailer also included some teases at what other kinds of bells and whistles, updates and features “MLB 14 The Show” will have (via):

  • We know how much time and effort our fans put into their Seasons, Franchises, and Road To The Show players. So beginning with MLB 14 The Show, you can now carry over your saves to future versions of MLB The Show. MLB 14 The Show lays the foundation for year-to-year saves, meaning you never have to worry about starting your Franchise or Road to the Show seasons over!
  • Thanks to the power of PS4, MLB 14 The Show is going to be the most beautiful baseball product we’ve ever created.
  • For some of you, full 9-inning baseball games may be too long for your liking, so we’ve created an all-new Quick Counts option, which utilizes generated pitch counts allowing gamers to play through full games faster than ever. Realistic statistics in this shortened gameplay experience have not been compromised. Users will now be able to play a full 9 inning game in less than 30 minutes, essentially cutting traditional game times in half.
  • We think Road To The Show is the deepest, most realistic single-player experience in sports video games, and we’re making it even better. A few of the new features include a new advancement system, new intuitive player creation process, and all new pre-draft prospect showcase.
  • And finally, what makes baseball great are those “big moments.” The power of PS4 will allow gamers to share those moments using the new “share feature” by capturing and publishing their most thrilling baseball moments, from hitting a game-winning grand slam, to picking off a runner at first for a crucial win in a World Series game.

It certainly seems that the game will be one of the best, most realistic and awe-inspiring baseball games ever to be produced. Too bad it would take a year or two to play out an entire season, something that has always caused me to shy way from baseball video games.

That does not mean, however, that it won’t be awesome. To further highlight the graphical advancements the PS4, next-gen version will boast, below are the vast differences between the 2013 PS3 edition of the game and the upcoming PS4 version, as documented by screengrabs of the famed Fenway Park scoreboard:


Crazy stuff. But to be honest, they had me at Jayson Werth’s hair.

[H/T Extra Mustard]