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Out of the Park Baseball 14
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Release date: April 15, 2013
WHAT IS OOTP?

Out of the Park Baseball[www.ootpdevelopments.com] is the most sophisticated baseball management game on the market. The series has improved continuously since its inception in 1999, winning countless awards along the way, including multiple Sports Game of the Year awards. Now in its 14th incarnation, OOTP offers everything a baseball fan can ask for in a computer baseball game.

One of the strengths of OOTP is that it offers multiple ways to play the game. You can create your league and simply watch it evolve by simulating long periods of time. Maybe you want to act as a general manager and build your franchise via trades, contract negotiations, or through the first-year player draft. Or you can dive deep into managing and call the strategy for every pitch and at-bat from the dugout. And of course, you can tailor all of this to your individual style of play.

LEAGUES IN OOTP

There are three different types of leagues you can play in OOTP:

Major League Opening Day Rosters
Each version of OOTP comes with a roster set featuring the current season's Major League rosters, including accurately rated real players from the majors right down to the rookie leagues! Take over your favorite baseball franchise and guide it to glory!

Historical Leagues
You can create your own historical league, based on any real-world season from 1871 through the most recently completed season, without having to purchase additional seasons! You can use historical leagues to "replay" seasons from history, or you can simulate them into the future, with real players entering the league automatically in the correct years. OOTP even automatically adds expansion teams at the appropriate teams. You can create your own alternate baseball history!

Fictional Leagues
OOTP gives you the ability to create your own fictional baseball universe. You choose the league setup, the rules, the schedule, and the desired statistical output. OOTP creates a brand new baseball universe which begs to be discovered. Want a 40-team league with 3 minor league levels in Canada? No problem! A small 8-team independent league with an age-limit located in South Dakota? No problem either. The possibilities are endless; the only limit is your imagination.

But it doesn't stop there! You can combine any of the modes to truly turn your baseball dreams into reality. For example, import the 1927 Yankees and 1969 Orioles into the 2010 Major League and see how The Babe does against Josh Beckett. Or set up a league with the greatest teams from the US and Japan, competing for the ultimate championship. Or import individual historical players into your current fictional league - how would Ty Cobb do in your fictional world? OOTP is truly remarkable when it comes to fulfilling your baseball fantasies.

PLAY SOLO OR ONLINE

OOTP is a solo player's dream. You can get sucked into the game for endless hours. But there's no challenge quite as great as trying to fleece another human GM in a trade deadline deal! OOTP supports online leagues, many of which have been running for years now! OOTP also generates a vast quantity of HTML reports that the league commissioner can post online for all to see. Come visit our online league forum and see if there are any interesting openings!

OOTP’S SIMULATION ENGINE

No baseball game would be any good without a highly accurate simulation engine. OOTP Developments has created the most advanced and most realistic simulation engine available, incorporating modern statistical analysis and research such as the DIPS theory. The game engine and in-game artificial intelligence form a tandem that produces highly realistic statistical output, both on a micro-level (individual at-bats) and on the macro-level (league-wide statistical totals). OOTP isn't like many console or other baseball games where the league leaders hit 120 home runs, or bat .495!

STATS, STATS AND MORE STATS

On a player level, OOTP tracks thousands of statistics for each player. How does your shortstop hit in a 2-strike count with the bases loaded? Who led the league in triples in 1972? How many runs did that star free agent center fielder save the past three years compared to league average? It's all there.

On a league level, OOTP keeps a complete history available for you at any time. Which teams scored the most runs in a season? Who won the fielding awards ten years ago? Which franchise has won the most pennants? The game features an entire baseball encyclopedia, whether you're using the Major League roster or your own fictional world!

LIFE AS A GENERAL MANAGER

Out of the Park Baseball puts you in the driver's seat of the franchise of your choice. As the general manager, you're responsible for everything that a real-world GM has to deal with. You assign the scouting budget, make roster moves, sign free agents, offer contract extensions, sign personnel, make trades, handle drafts, and keep an eye on your finances. All modern rules are available, including 40-man rosters, waivers, disabled lists, expanded rosters, and more.

MANAGING FROM THE DUGOUT

In addition to your role as a GM, in OOTP you also optionally choose to play out games individually. As the manager, you can call all of the shots from the dugout, including decisions about in-game strategy. You also get control over the baserunners in cricial situation, basically putting you in the role of a base coach as well. You control defensive positioning, such as guarding the corners, or playing in when a bunt is expected. When pitching, you can pitch around hitters, pitch out, try a pickoff, and more. When at bat, you can bunt, execute a hit-and-run, steal a base, and more.

YOUR LEAGUE IS ALIVE!

OOTP will truly immerse you into your baseball world. Your game generates a wide variety of news articles and communications on the fly, so expect to hear about it when that slugger pounds four homers in a game, or when you shut out your opponent. Of course, this is also customizable, so write your own game recaps and articles if you wish. They'll be stored in the history of the league!

THE INTERFACE

All of this information sounds overwhelming at first, but the sophisticated user interface of OOTP will never leave you in the dark. Interactive help is available on every screen, and we have video tutorials as well. There is also a searchable online manual that is second-to-none in the gaming world in its thoroughness!
Popular Discussions View All (14)
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Dec 27, 2013 @ 9:38pm
Worst baseball sim I ever played
Chief Druid
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Nov 24, 2013 @ 4:33pm
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Nov 2, 2013 @ 11:49am
When will OOTP 15 come out?
alexp
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SenuX Aug 21 @ 11:13am 
wtf?^^
co2인간 Jul 30 @ 8:23am 
이게임 현재 스팀에서 판매중단했습니다
Scooby Jul 8 @ 4:29pm 
Nice :D
kaspervdv Mar 11 @ 12:32pm 
It looks like you can only manage the team, you can't play with your team on a real field!
Jaxmanguar Jan 15 @ 11:53am 
I made a league hit me back at
jackson.schilling@gmail.com
to get in. good stuff
Matt9294 Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:14pm 
Amazing, the best baseball sim out there by far!
Spankdragon love Summer Rae! Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
congrats on making it the best gaming platform.
brad  [author] Dec 14, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
Dub93, we have a forum dedicated to MP, so it's not true that there's no interest in it on our forums. http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/ootp-14-online-leagues/

Also, I'm not sure how MP finances are broken, as you say - it's the same game, just with humans running all the teams, so if very good players end up signing for next to nothing when spring training starts, then that's because none of the human GMs were interested in them until then. (I should note that you can have the AI run some teams in an online league, if you want.)

Finally, yes, we definitely want to address any issues anyone has with MP. If you'd like, please send me a PM here with your email address, and we can talk about it privately. I would be happy to bring the devs into the conversation - I know for a fact that they're looking to make changes to MP for OOTP 15.

If you're wondering who I am, I handle PR and marketing for the company. Thanks.
Dubb93 Dec 13, 2013 @ 8:25pm 
This game is a steaming pile if you want to play multiplayer. No one that posts on their official forums has any interest in MP and if you choose to post out MP related issues they flame you. Worse yet, MP contracts are fundimentally broken. Guys that aren't all stars, but are still very good, sign for next to nothing around spring training since the AI isn't there overpaying these guys massively. Humans are smart enough to wait for this. It means that MP finances are completely broken. Worse yet, any report of these issues gets you flamed for the single player only hereos located at the games official forums. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU WANT TO PLAY MULTIPLAYER. IT IS BROKEN, AND THE DEV DOESN'T WANT TO FIX IT.
T.Biii Dec 10, 2013 @ 5:12pm 
:D