Pre-Order OOTP 12 Now For Just $29.99 and
You Could Win a Second-Gen iPad
. Around the OOTP offices, we're looking forward to two events in April: Opening Day and the expected shipping of Apple's second-generation iPad. It may not have been announced yet, but we all know the next iPad is coming, and one lucky fan who pre-orders Out of the Park Baseball 12 by February 28, 2011 will receive one.*
Our lucky winner will also take home a copy of iOOTP, which will bring the excitement and realism of OOTP to iPad, iPhone®, and iPod touch® when it steps up to the plate at the iOS App Store this spring.
Then you're in the running for the iPad giveaway. Like everyone else who pre-orders the game, you've also saved yourself 25% off the list price and you'll get to download the game two days before its official release.**
to John Grimm, a lucky OOTP 12 pre-order customer who has been avidly playing the game since 2004. He told us he's tried other baseball sims "but was not impressed" with them. He enjoys playing out every game when he manages his teams, and he related this anecdote:
"Last summer I had a string of very bad luck. My Atlanta Braves were doing awful. So bad that I got fired! It was a shock. It took a while but I finally got hired by the Rockies and began again. The whole experience was awesome, which is what I love about OOTP."
OOTP 12 will bring much more to love about the game, including the following list. Like Apple, we'll have a few surprise features up our sleeve when we get closer to shipping the game this spring.
Pre-order OOTP 12 by the end of February and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a brand new second generation iPad, along with a free copy of iOOTP when it arrives at the App Store.
And you'll even save $10 and get OOTP 12 two days before its official release.
Pre-Order through February 28th:
Only $29.99 - save $10!
Get OOTP 12 two days before public release
The opportunity to win an iPad 2 + iOOTP *
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2011 Major League Rosters
Here's a treat: the best roster set we've ever produced, from the big leagues' top stars to the guys making their debuts in rookie leagues. All players are individually rated with updated statistics and realistic contract data. Last year's top draft picks are included too. Could Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg, with the veteran leadership of newly-acquired All-Star Jayson Werth, help propel the Washington Nationals to the top of the National League East in coming seasons?
Revamped Financial System
The Philadelphia Phillies shook the baseball world this winter when they signed top-flight free agent pitcher Cliff Lee, despite expectations that he would opt for the highest bidder. Now you can do the same with OOTP's improved player contract negotiations, which are more realistic and fun. You can even try to talk your owner into expanding the available budget, letting you squeeze in another All-Star contract. Don't forget to stay on top of the latest free agent signings and other news in the new off-season center, and keep your finger on the pulse of your team's finances with an improved view.
Contract possibilities are now more realistic, including vesting options, buyouts, minor league split contracts, signing bonuses and more performance bonus options. You can even now include remaining contract payments as an option in trades with AI-controlled GMs.
We're proud to support Official OOTP Online Leagues with a full-featured interface inside OOTP 12. With just one click, you can join a team, and creating a league is just as easy. Commissioners can make their leagues public and advertise open teams, with the ability to accept or deny requests from would-be GMs.
Official OOTP Online Leagues offer several key advantages:
- League files are patches rather than full-size files, saving plenty of up- and download time.
- Reports can be saved in MySQL databases, increasing their upload speed.
- Forget about FTP: team data exports and imports work through the database. That results in improved compatibility and security for the league web site server.
- An export tracker.
- The promise of more great features to come, including online drafts and trades.
Greater Immersion and Realism
Historical leagues benefit from improved AI and real life transactions and as-played lineups as optional features. Thanks to OOTP's sophisticated game engine, you'll be able to enjoy the most realistic historical simulation results possible. How would the 1927 Yankees fare against their 1961 counterparts?
In addition, storylines have been expanded, and there are new ways to interact with your players. News presentations have also been revamped, making you feel like you're part of the hectic 24-hour "better stay on top of this" news cycle that dominates today's sports reporting.
In-Game and Core Engine Changes
Like a manager constantly seeking ways to get the most out of his lineup, we're always tinkering under OOTP's hood. Here's what you can look forward to this year:
- Recoded parts of the in-game AI, making it the most challenging ever in an OOTP game.
- Improved in-game sound, adding better quality sound files and more variation.
- Improved player evaluation AI, resulting in more realistic AI roster moves.
- Recoded parts of the trading AI.
- Recoded parts of the scouting engine.
- Improved injury and recovery system.
- Added WAR (Wins Above Replacement) as a statistic.
- Added a playoff roster for more realistic team transactions.
- Greatly enhanced the world database structure, resulting in more realistic fictional league and player creation.
- Added a simulation module, allowing you to match up two teams from the same league for a set number of games and see the simulation results. This is great for research purposes or just for toying around. For example, how would the 1927 Yankees fare against the 2004 Red Sox?
But that's not all - the feature list is not final yet and will include even more great additions before the game is released. Stay tuned.
Pre-order your copy today!
The OOTP Developments Team