Back in January, Major League Baseball announced the rebirth of RBI Baseball, a classic video game baseball series that hasn’t seen a new entry in nearly two decades. Strangely, there were literally no details other than it was being developed by MLB Advanced Media, an in-house studio that creates entertainment products for MLB, and that it would be coming to “current and next generation consoles and mobile devices." Well, there still aren’t any details on RBI Baseball 14, but apparently it’s being launched on April 10th according to a tweet from ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell which was spotted by Joystiq.
The tweet details that RBI Baseball 14 will launch on April 10th for Xbox 360, PS3, iOS and Android, but does not state when the Xbox One or PS4 versions will be available. Again, we know nothing about what this upcoming game will be like, but you could look to some of MLB’s previous mobile efforts for perhaps a hint as to what’s in store. Game like MLB.com Home Run Derby (Free), MLB.com Franchise MVP (Free), and MLB Ballpark Empire (Free). I’ve played all of them, and each game does some really interesting things in terms of either playing or simulating various aspects of the world of MLB, but all are hampered by an aggressive free to play implementation.
I’m sincerely hoping that won’t be the case with RBI Baseball 14, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if MLBAM releases any actual info about the game, or wait to see what it’s like when it reportedly launches on April 10th.