The initial trailer for MLB The Show 19 was meant to be a tease

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The initial trailer for MLB The Show 19 was meant to be a tease

The initial trailer for MLB The Show 19 was meant to be a tease. As it turns out, most of the details were pretty easy to spot if you've played previous versions of the franchise and are familiar with some of its key modes. Sony released a new video on Thursday to serve as a reveal of the first trailer's Easter eggs. While there are some promising inclusions and upgrades confirmed, there are also some very important features that haven't been included.

Sony released the first gameplay trailer for MLB The Show 19 and it looks like the latest entry in the MLB franchise will let players relive baseball’s greatest moments, judging from the star-studded trailer and a new game mode called simply Moments. The Moments mode joins a new March to October mode, a reference to baseball’s regular season culminating in the Fall Classic. Fans of America’s pastime will be able to get in on the action themselves when MLB 19 is released March 26 on PlayStation 4. Pre-orders are available now for the Standard, MVP and Gone Yard Editions.

The team in San Diego this year want defensive players to stand out, with some elite players able to make defensive plays that others wouldn't be able to make. On defense it's about being efficient this year, with MLB The Show 19 featuring animations where defensive players will automatically go and get the ball in the open field instead of you having to do it manually while you're controlling them. There's plenty of new defensive animations this year. There are instances of diving catches in the video above, and whereas nearly any player in the game can attempt the diving catch, not all players will actually succeed in fielding the ball. By the way, you can buy cheap MLB The Show 19 Stubs from, where you can enjoy a 3% discount by using the code “ MMOCSVIP ”.

Whereas batters have largely acted like their real life counterparts for years, fielders haven’t always been as accurate. That seems to be changing. A wealth of new defensive animations have been created for this purpose, but not all defensive players will have access to them. For example, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, one of the best at his position, may be able to cover more ground and make tougher plays than a shortstop not known for his mobility and glove skills. SportsCenter top ten worthy plays like diving catches can be attempted by any player, but MLB The Show 19 will attempt to be realistic in the result according to the fielder’s skill.

The apparent changes showcased in the gameplay footage are more subtle. Transitional animations from tags to throws should make it less of a headache to play defense, and it’s always a good thing for players to show more emotion, like the way that Anthony Rizzo slams his bat on the ground in frustration after hitting a pop-up. MLB The Show 19 is set for release March 26 on PlayStation 4. For more details, keep an eye on Sony San Diego’s schedule of Twitch streams.