MLB 2K12: Challenge your Baseball Skills with the Perfect Game Challenge
In order for a pitcher to throw a perfect game in baseball, one pitcher must put away every batter in a victory. What’s more, he must retire at least 27 batters in a single game’s victory. Sports game publisher 2K Sports is holding a $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge which take into consideration strikeouts and pitch count to produce its ratings for pitches’ “perfection.” However, it throws in an added element that caught many baseball simulation game observers by surprise, 2K also factors in the physical perfection of your pitches.
As noted on the official MLB 2K12 Facebook page, the game’s senior producer, Mark Little, reveals that in addition to considering factors related to a pitch’s difficulty, the 2K team behind the Perfect Game Challenge also took into account how players throw the perfect game to tally up the final score. One of these key features is the accuracy of a player’s pitch gesture. This factor essentially weighs pitch mechanics. Bad pitch gestures and weak pitches lower your overall score. If you threw a weak pitch or your gesture was bad, the game will let you know and show you a map that illustrates how your pitch veered off from the ideal pitch. The focus is not just on whether you struck out the opposing batter but on how physically perfect your pitch was. This is important to keep in mind as MLB 2K12′s Perfect Game Challenge goes through its final days.
Next week, players who managed to throw the eight “best” games, as determined by Little’s factors above, get to travel to New York in a final eight-person tourney to compete for the final prize: 1 million dollars.