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.

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H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
6 years ago

*IF* i had a wiiU i would want Bases Loaded. But im cool with the SHOW.

JDC80
JDC80
6 years ago

Doesn't that open the door for MVP Baseball to return? I believe 2k had a deal with Major League Baseball somewhat similar to EA's deal with the NFL but the difference was consoles that had their own MLB license games can still make theirs but 2K is the only third party publisher that can MLB games.

Either way The show is still king of the baseball games.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
6 years ago

R.I.P MLB 2K. Last baseball game i've played was MLB 2k7. I never really got in to the MLB: The Show franchise. Guess i should give MLB14: The Show a chance. I feel sorry for xbox owners.