2K Sports announced a new “Dev Diary” for MLB 2K11. In this post, producer Mark Little talks about one of the most exciting new features for MLB 2K11: Dynamic Player Ratings. In a nutshell, this feature works in conjunction with the critically acclaimed MLB Today feature, bringing even more realism to the game. Now, when playing in MLB Today games, not only will you get up-to-date rosters and news from around the league that’s happening in real time, but the players you are playing with will also be affected by their current performance in the real-world season.
For instance, if Derek Jeter is going through a slump in the real world, his ratings in the game will be lower to affect that. If Cody Ross currently has a hot bat, his bat will be just as hot in game. This feature makes the game feel and play more like the real thing: pitting struggling greats against unlikely heroes.