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[Universal] iOOTP 2012: Bigger and Better Than Before

03-07-2012, 02:52 AM
[Universal] iOOTP Baseball 2012: Bigger and Better Than Before

The Out of the Park Developments team has been hard at work on iOOTP Baseball 2012, and we’re ready to reveal the list of new features in the latest version of our popular iOS game. We’ll be releasing it in early April, just in time for Opening Day and concurrent with the release of OOTP 13, the PC/Mac version of the game.

As in last year’s game, the HD iPad version is included free, and many of the game’s screens have been reworked to take advantage of the larger display. Some iPad screens, such as the box score, have been improved from last year’s game to allow the display of even more information.

We’ve revamped iOOTP’s user interface, as you’ll see in the batch of screenshots we’ll be releasing soon, and we’ve greatly improved the roster management and trading AI.

Leading off iOOTP’s new features is the 2012 roster set. Every player on every major league team is available, with complete ratings and career stats, along with the top 10 minor league prospects for each team.

The entire 2012 major league season schedule is also included.

Detailed player histories, including award histories, are now available, and there are more league leaderboards (Game Center), for a total of 8.

Historical seasons also now have real schedules, so you can play through your favorite team’s past seasons as they really happened.

As in last year’s game, iOOTP 2012 includes three free historical seasons. We haven’t determined which ones to include yet, but you can offer your vote in this thread on our forum:

Vote here

On the fictional side, iOOTP 2012 includes one new fictional setup, along with the ability to choose any year to start your fictional league, complete with stats and finances from that era.

While managing a game, you can opt to use pitch-by-pitch mode, and you can sim until a specific inning. You can also change game options during a sim.

iOOTP also offers a variety of other new options, including:
  • The ability to edit league, sub-league, and division names (division names are editable only in the iPad version)
  • The ability to use the DH in any league
  • The option to disable finances

Finally, we’ve enabled iTunes Share, which makes it easier to transfer saves or add logos to the game.

Stay tuned for those screenshots showing off the game’s improved GUI. And you never know: a surprise feature or two may be unveiled before the game ships in early April.

OOTP Developments

Last edited by OOTP Developments; 03-14-2012 at 06:34 AM.
03-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Sounds great - any screenshots available yet?
03-09-2012, 10:48 AM
Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
Sounds great - any screenshots available yet?
Not at the moment as we finish the work on the new interface. But as last year we will post a few Road to Release articles up until release day which will include many screenshots.

Watch this place to see them ...

OOTP Developments
03-13-2012, 04:39 PM
Today we made the release dates for both games public:

iOOTP Baseball 2012 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will be available on Thursday, 4/5/2012.

The PC/Mac version, OOTP 13, will be available on Friday, 4/6/2012 for people who pre-ordered the game. The public release is on Monday, 4/9/2012.

Keep an eye on this place for more iOOTP Baseball 2012 information and screen-shots.

OOTP Developments
03-13-2012, 07:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 712
Awesome! Can't wait for the screenshots! More people should be excited about htis game

GC- banger1103
03-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,065
this is my favorite game. cant wait!!