MLB' 09: The Show

June 8, 2010

MLB 09 traditionally set the standard for baseball gaming titles. In 2009, it was faced with launching a game with moderate development gains but no real news. To create differentiation, it had to aggressively own authenticity in a way that felt "of baseball." Its strategy was to feature one of the game's brightest stars, Dustin Pedroia, and talk about the game within the game.