View Full Version : Ping! EA will produce NCAA MVP Baseball 2006!

09-07-2005, 04:46 PM

Sept. 7, 2005 – Electronic Arts announced today that MVP™ 06 NCAA® Baseball is in development and scheduled for release in spring 2006 under the EA SPORTS™ brand. This new version of the best-selling and critically acclaimed MVP Baseball™ franchise is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA® baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

Get a first look at the game with our "back to school" video and screenshots.

From the same developers of the franchise that IGN earlier this year called the “best baseball experience on the market”, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball will debut new batting and throwing systems, the nation’s top universities and conferences, and a deep college-specific Dynasty Mode™ that takes you on the “Road to Omaha®” with baseball’s brightest young stars.

“We’re excited to be able to work with our partners at the NCAA to deliver the first-ever college baseball video game and our most innovative baseball product to date,” says Brent Nielsen, senior producer for the project. “Baseball purists and casual fans alike have flocked to the MVP Baseball franchise in record numbers year after year. We know MVP 06 NCAA Baseball will only grow that passion for the best baseball experience on the market.”

Complete with an engaging visual presentation and ESPN’s Mike Patrick and former Stanford All-American Kyle Peterson calling the action, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball features an all-new Custom Ballpark feature and a robust Create a Player option. The game also includes exclusive new online* features for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox Live®.

“The excitement surrounding the College World Series and college baseball as a whole continues to rise with fan attendance and public interest increasing each year,” said Dennie Poppe, NCAA Managing Director for Baseball and Football. ”MVP 06 NCAA Baseball will allow fans an opportunity to experience college baseball through high tech video that has thrilling game action, along with the exciting team spirit and atmosphere that you see during an actual game. We’re pleased to work with EA on this project that will bring fans even closer to NCAA college baseball.”

“Electronic Arts has gone to great lengths to capture the unique features of college baseball,” said Pat Battle, Chief Executive Officer of The Collegiate Licensing Company. “We have heard tremendous positive feedback from the university athletic directors, conference commissioners and the baseball coaches. There is a great deal of momentum surrounding college baseball, and this project is another significant step forward.”

The game, which joins NCAA® Football and NCAA® March Madness® in the EA SPORTS™ family of popular NCAA-licensed properties, is slated to ship on the PlayStation 2 console and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. Video and screenshots of the game can be found in the EA SPORTS.com Media Center.

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Archie Bunker
09-07-2005, 04:47 PM
Awesome :clap:

09-07-2005, 06:29 PM
College baseball in general is about as exciting as women's basketball. That is to say, it's not.

The world series this year saw some pretty good games, but why in the hell would I want to play a whole season of baseball games with crappy pitchers and weak hitters?

09-07-2005, 06:31 PM
College baseball in general is about as exciting as women's basketball. That is to say, it's not.
Its no fun when your team is no good. K-State wasn't good this year, but I still had fun watching the games.

09-07-2005, 06:37 PM
Its no fun when your team is no good. K-State wasn't good this year, but I still had fun watching the games.
I have NEVER been able to get into college baseball, even when I lived next door to Hoglund Field and could go to games any time. On top of constant rain/snow outs, MOST college baseball teams seem to suck pretty hard.

09-07-2005, 06:40 PM
Most superstars can sign right out of high school, but still quite a few good players come from the college ranks. :shrug: I like it.

Thig Lyfe
09-07-2005, 06:46 PM
Isn't that essentially a full-version Single-A minor league game?

Hammock Parties
09-07-2005, 09:35 PM
I'll download it...just to hear the PING!

09-07-2005, 09:44 PM
This is because Sega (ESPN) has the MLB exclusive rights. Which sucks, because I perfer EA's MVP Baseball series to the 2k series. I'll rent it, but it probably won't be a purchase.

09-12-2005, 06:17 PM
Look familiar? :D

Ultra Peanut
09-12-2005, 06:32 PM

Its no fun when your team is no good. Yep, college baseball is no fun.


09-12-2005, 06:37 PM
Does Memphis field a team?

Ultra Peanut
09-12-2005, 06:41 PM
Does Memphis field a team?Depends on how you want to define "field."

On the bright side, they're supposedly getting better, especially in recruiting, since Daron Schoenrock (previously a Miss. State assistant and their top recruiter) got here last year. Lots of players who would have never considered Memphis in baseball are now signing, so that's a plus. The strength of the new C-USA as one of the top baseball conferences in the country will either pick the program up or hold it down.

09-12-2005, 06:58 PM
Look familiar? :D
It sure does. It's a nearly empty college baseball stadium, and it looks like a game is on.

09-12-2005, 07:00 PM
You should know something about nearly empty stadiums. :)