Today's best sports games are all about realism, and MLB The Show 18 is taking veritas yet another notch by introducing Rainy Days into the game.
In real-life baseball games, rain delays happen when, well, when it rains. With those serendipitous changes to the atmosphere in mind, San Diego Studios is upping the real-time weather with more diverse weather conditions like fog and improved rain. With that rain, MLB The Show 18 also adds, that's right, rain delays!
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Rain delays as they occur in MLB The Show 18 won't actually postpone the game, but will offer players some nice choices like whether or not to keep a pitcher, or warm-up a fresh thrower during the duration of the delay.
While in real-life there is a chance that a rain delay is so severe so as to reschedule a game completely, that probably won't happen in the virtual games of MLB The Show 18. However, it's a neat little addition that goes a long way into making the video game simulation even closer to the real game.