With a somewhat successful revival of the series, Major League Baseballs Advance Media division in New York has announced that they’ll be creating RBI Baseball 2016.
This will be the third game in the recent RBI Baseball series. Originally revived in 2014, the RBI’s last title prior to that was RBI Baseball 95, which launched in 1994 for the Sega 32X. That might explain why the game never saw a direct sequel anytime soon.
The latest title looks to add “many new features,” including a new AI system for the defense that aims to give players a greater ability to “make they play,” as well as new fielding abilities like dives, wall-catches, and fake throws. As well, all 30 MLB parks have been updated with a new lighting system factoring in real-world geographic locations.
The next generation of RBI Baseball will go for $20 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while the smartphone and tablet editions will sell for $5. Pricing for the PC wasn’t discussed, although MLBAM stated that more details will be shared soon. A release date also wasn’t discussed, but it will most likely launch before the 2016 MLB season starts this April.