After a nearly 20-year hiatus, the R.B.I. Baseball franchise is making a comeback with R.B.I. Baseball ’14, which is expected to be on the field by this Spring. While details are scarce on this revival, we do know that the game will arrive on “current and next generation consoles and mobile devices.” Additional details will be revealed in the coming weeks through R.B.I. Baseball ’14’s official website, as well as the title’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
While PlayStation owners will most likely stick with the MLB: The Show franchise, gamers on other platforms will only have R.B.I. Baseball to play this year. We already know that 2K Games has discontinued the other major baseball franchise, MLB 2K, so it makes sense that the Major League Baseball’s club owners would want to get a new title onto additional platforms.
As of now, I’m going to remain a bit hesitant on R.B.I. Baseball until we hear additional news or see some media. There are just too many red flags here in order for me to get properly excited about it at the moment. It’s coming to us courtesy of a developer who has never developed a game before and is most likely on a short development time table. Those two things alone have me a bit worried about how this one will turn out.
We will continue to have coverage of R.B.I. Baseball ’14 in the time leading up to its Spring 2014 release date. In the meantime, tell us, are you surprised by the resurrection of this long-dead franchise? Let us know in the comments section below.