It's Official: OOTP 13 Ships April 6;
iOOTP 2012 Ships April 5!

Spring training is well underway and we're putting the finishing touches on Out of the Park Baseball 13 and iOOTP 2012.

If you pre-ordered OOTP 13, you'll receive it three days early, as promised, on April 6. Everyone else will be able to buy it on April 9.

iOOTP 2012, the latest version of our iOS game (runs on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad), will hit Apple's App Store on April 5.

It's still not too late to pre-order OOTP 13 and get it on April 6:

Click to Pre-Order OOTP 13 for PC Windows and Mac OS X

Look for our Road to Release series of articles for OOTP 13 and iOOTP 2012 to start arriving in your mailbox this week. They'll give you the inside scoop on both games' latest features and enhancements, including:

Out of the Park Baseball 13

  • 2012 Major League rosters, along with rule changes introduced by the new major league labor agreement, including Houston's AL West move in 2013 and a second wild card team in each major league, starting with the 2013 playoffs.
  • Real-Time Simulation Mode, which gives you a GM's view on what's happening in your league in real-time, including scores of games in progress, notifications of important events, and more. You can even jump into any game and watch it play out, or take the reins of your club.
    As you'll see in one of our Road to Release articles, Real-Time Simulation Mode is perfect for those final days of the season when playoff berths are on the line.
  • Interactive Storylines also offer greater immersion by giving you choices when situations arise. Do you punish a star player who behaves badly or do you ignore his antics? No two decisions are ever alike, and they have wide-ranging effects on injuries, fan interest, team chemistry, player morale, player ratings, player potential, owner attitudes, and much more.
  • A revamped pitching model that more accurately reflects pitching in the real world, where close to 90% of pitchers are typically drafted as starters and later become relievers for various reasons. The new pitching model brings with it a host of positive changes that we'll discuss in depth in Road to Release.
  • You can now create Associations with multiple leagues that may share certain rules, free agents, draft pools, and/or playoffs. And speaking of playoffs: OOTP 13 features more custom playoff options, including, for example, first round byes.
  • We've also overhauled the interface in OOTP 13, enhanced online league play, improved the core gameplay engine, and more.
Road to Release for OOTP 13 will delve into all of these subjects and more, so be on the lookout for the series.

iOOTP Baseball 2012

(Will be available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
in the Apple App Store. No pre-order available.)

  • Just like its big brother, iOOTP 2012 features the complete 2012 roster set. Every player on every major league team is available, with complete ratings and career stats, along with the top 10 minor league prospects for each team.
  • Detailed player histories, including award histories, are now available, and there are more league leaderboards, for a total of 8.
  • As in last year's game, the HD iPad version is included free, and many of the game's screens have been reworked to take advantage of the larger display. Some iPad screens, such as the box score, have been improved from last year's game to allow the display of even more information.
  • We've revamped iOOTP's user interface, as you'll see in the batch of screenshots we'll be releasing soon, and we've greatly improved the roster management and trading AI.
  • Historical seasons now have real schedules, so you can play through your favorite team's past seasons as they really happened.
  • Like last year, three free historical seasons will be included. This year they're 1924, 1969 and 1995. Bundles with 10 seasons and single seasons will be available for purchase.
  • On the fictional side, iOOTP 2012 includes one new fictional setup, along with the ability to choose any year to start your fictional league, complete with stats and finances from that era.
  • While managing a game, you can opt to use pitch-by-pitch mode, and you can sim until a specific inning. You can also change game options during a sim.
  • In addition, you can now use the DH in any league and you can disable finances. You can also edit league, sub-league, and division names (division names are editable only in the iPad version.)
  • We've enabled iTunes Share, which makes it easier to transfer saves or add logos to the game.
Look for an iOOTP Road to Release series that will dive deep into these subjects.

We hope that you are as excited about OOTP 13 and iOOTP 2012 as we are. We are confident that this year's version will be our best one yet, and once again sets the standard for baseball gaming on the PC, Mac and Linux!

The OOTP Developments Team

Click to Pre-Order OOTP 13 for PC Windows and Mac OS X

Click here to Pre-Order OOTP 13 for Linux

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