Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of Major League Baseball (MLB), MLB Players, Inc., and MiLB.com, today announced that they have extended their license agreements with MLB, MLB Players, Inc., and MiLB.com through 2020. This includes the delivery of Out of the Park Baseball 21 as well as an all-new mobile experience Out of the Park Baseball Go! and ensures these products will be delivered with full MLB, MLB Players, Inc., and MiLB licensing.
Out of the Park Baseball is a multiple-award-winning PC title, widely recognized as the most in-depth and authentic strategic representation of baseball at the major and minor league levels. Its 20th anniversary edition (Out of the Park Baseball 20), released in March 2019, has shattered all company records for units sold and Daily Active Users and has continued to significantly build its user base each month since release. More information will be available about Out of the Park Baseball 21 closer to its release next spring.
Out of the Park Baseball Go! is a brand-new mobile title that is currently in development. It will allow Out of the Park Baseball 21 users to fully extend their OOTP experience beyond their computers, with the ability to play their OOTP PC-based franchises and Perfect Team Mode clubs on mobile devices. Out of the Park Baseball Go! will be delivered in 2020.
“We are delighted to continue our strategic partnership with Major League Baseball, MLB Players, Inc., and Minor League Baseball,” said Out of the Park Developments CEO Markus Heinsohn. “The combination of Out of the Park Baseball 21 and Out of the Park Baseball Go! will mark the next phase of our transformation, delivering unprecedented access to our fans to live out their baseball dreams anywhere and everywhere they are.”
“Our partnership with MLB, MLBPA, and MiLB has been perfect,” said Out of the Park Developments COO Richard Grisham. “Our fans love the authenticity and realism, and the support we get from the organizations elevates our games to unparalleled levels. The future is bright – and we’re only getting started.”
About Out of the Park Developments
Out of the Park Developments is the developer of the award-winning Out of the Park Baseball and Franchise Hockey Manager series of sports strategy titles on PC. German-based OOTP Developments was founded by Markus Heinsohn and Andreas Raht in 1999. OOTP Developments has consistently produced games that have met with critical acclaim, including winning Metacritic’s coveted “PC Game of the Year” for the 2016 version of OOTP and “Game of the Year” for the 2007 edition of OOTP. Further information on the company and its games is available on the OOTP Developments website, http://www.ootpdevelopments.com
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