Sega's World Series Baseball - Xbox exclusive

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  1. Andy Sheets

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    Just saw this article located here and thought I'd pass it along: http://www.teamxbox.com/news.php?id=2677. It's just a press release.
    Of course, who knows if this is a real exclusive or just a limited one but nonetheless it does seem as if Microsoft has cultivated a nice relationship with Sega. I haven't played a baseball game for awhile but I might have to take a look at this one when it comes out.
     
  2. Kelly Scott Rickards

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    The game ships in May!!!

    This game came out of nowhere!!!
     
  3. Doug Miller

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    Dammit... Well, on second thought. SWEET! I've traditionally been a Triple Play guy, but figured I would pick up All Star tomorrow -- then, this. Oh well, I'll buy both. I had thought about buying All Star and Triple Play, but I've heard countless good things about World Series, so I will hold out for my second title.

    That's funny, I remember an Andy Sheets playing for the Mariners.

    Doug
     
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    Xbox gets WSB2K3 exclusive, Gamecube gets Home Run King exclusive.

    I think Sega is playing the field quite well these days, eh?

    Personally, I'm an NFL Blitz/NBA Street type of guy, so I'm gonna try Home Run King first.
     
  5. Camp

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    Not sure this is a good thing...

    Wasn't the last World Series Baseball the one where you had no control of the outfield? (maybe I'm a year off...but I'm pretty sure that was in Sega's series).

    That version sucked ass, as they say.
     
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    Camp,you are a year off.
    Visual Concepts did the DC's last version of WSB,which was 2K2. Most of the problems that WSB2K1 had were fixed for the 2K2 version (which VC didn't program).
    I do agree with you though, 2K1 sucked big time......
    In fact,it sucked so much after a certain employee recommended it wholdheartedly that I went to work for that very same store shortly afterwards [​IMG]
    Calvin
     
  7. Andy Sheets

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  8. BrianB

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    This is an interesting move - making one of their 'premiere' sports games an exclusive. The likes of Home Run King & Soccer Slam I can understand - more arcadey, more specialised. But the big 2K brand exclusive again? Hrmmm. Interesting move. There's a lot of competition in this field.

    I wonder if it was just too late in development to be ported across all three platforms...
     
  9. Eric Alderson

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    It's only exclusive this year to the Box. The following was taken from IGN (for free too [​IMG] )
    February 28, 2002 - Sega Sports today announced that its 2002 baseball franchise, World Series Baseball, will appear exclusively on Microsoft's Xbox. Well, so much for being console agnostic.
    While Sega officials have in the past officially offered their mantra of "all sports, all systems," World Series Baseball in 2002 appears to be the last in the line of games making the transition from the Dreamcast to other systems. This year it's on Xbox.
    "You're right, we have said 'all sports, all systems,'" said, Stacey Kerr, senior producer manager at Sega. "And that's something that we will do with NFL 2K3 this fall. You'll see college football, NFL football and NBA basketball on the PS2 this fall. But baseball is the last in line for sports games this year. It's the first sports game not coming to Dreamcast first, and we have made a major transition from the Dreamcast to multiple systems in a relatively short time. So, in order to get a great baseball game out on time, we wanted to focus on one great system."
    The baseball field is heated with competition this year on PS2, including High Heat, All-Star Baseball, and Triple Play. Sony's 989 Sports is also believed to appear on SP2 this spring. High Heat and All-Star Baseball are already on store shelves. Triple Play should arrive in March on Xbox and PS2. Sega's World Series Baseball is slated to appear on Microsoft's Xbox in May 2002.
    "I think the Xbox is an easier system to move the game to," added Kerr. "And we wanted to concentrate on one game this spring. World Series Baseball has come out late for two years and we wanted to get it out on time this year. Next year we'll have it all sports on all systems. We definitely believe in the PS2, and you'll see that this fall with our other sports titles."
     
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