I decided to preorder Out of the Park Baseball 11 (OOTP 11) while it was $15 off. Getting OOTP 11 for $24.99 is actually $5 cheaper than I paid for OOTP 10 back in November!
It has been my experience that OOTP typically goes on sale for $10 off throughout the year, and maybe drops to $15 off at some point towards the end of the year (or at some point before the next version is released). I am not sure if I have seen the upcoming version this cheap. While I am really just getting into OOTP 10, having recently joined an online league for the first time in ages, I just decided that I could not leave well enough alone. I guess the addiction is back in earnest!
There were several items in the preorder announcement that caught my attention.
A Player Comparison screen, in which you can compare two players side-by-side
I know this is not much of a “feature” however it is about gosh darn time this is included. I guess by this point in the franchise the developers should concentrate on refinements.
More customizable news subscriptions, so you can get just the news you want in your inbox
Another one in the category of small nuances; I hate having to shift thorough all those messages and news items.
A handy comparison tab, where you can compare your simulated results with the actual real-world results from that season
This should be a fun way to see how bad I muck up Braves seasons!
Truth be told, I could have been perfectly content with OOTP 10, but OOTP 11 should be worth the money, especially considering I am getting it at a near bargain basement price.