What if you had a chance to see if a virtual representation of yourself could crack the big leagues, or even end up with a career that lands you in the Hall of Fame? Sure, you could do that in Out of the Park Baseball 18 by creating a fictional player with your name and tweaking his ratings to your heart’s content, but what if your virtual self ended up in every copy of OOTP 18 sold?
That’s what happened this year when five lucky winners in the OOTP 18 pre-order contest found themselves in the game as virtual prospects with a chance at baseball immortality. They were able to dictate the basics of their in-game player, including position, handedness, and age, height, and weight. We chatted with three of them to find out what they thought of the experience.