It was really the only competition Sony's The Show franchise faced. But now, baseball fans will have only one option come spring training.
A 2K Sports representative confirmed to Joystiq that the relatively well-received MLB 2K franchise is finished.
The rep said the publisher "decided not to renew our MLB 2K series for 2014." Although they're "very proud of the achievements" made by the 2K team, they're shutting things down. The franchise did pretty well for most of the previous generation, but the latest entry didn't go over well with critics. 2K Sports kept trying to promote the game with that $1 million contest tasking players with being the first to toss a Perfect Game. That was a cool promotion but in the end, the game's lackluster quality let us down.
Sony has already confirmed MLB 14: The Show , so it looks like they've cornered the market for now.