Out of the Park Developments announces partnership with Electronic Arts for digital distribution via Origin



Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, the MLBPA, and MiLB, today announced a partnership with Electronic Arts. The partnership includes the sale of and subscription access to the award-winning baseball strategy game Out of the Park Baseball 19 for all Origin™ users. Out of the Park Baseball 19 will be available for purchase on Origin and is included as a fully-playable experience for all Origin Access subscribers upon its release on March 22, 2018. Origin is accepting pre-orders now at a 10% discount.

“We are delighted and honored to partner with Electronic Arts to distribute our baseball game directly to EA’s biggest fans,” said OOTP Developments CEO and lead developer Markus Heinsohn. “EA’s long history of sports excellence makes Origin a tremendous platform. A whole new audience will now experience the delights and agonies of running a baseball franchise across the majors and minors, from today or throughout the entire history of the sport.”

“We believe this is the ultimate win-win-win for everyone,” said OOTP CMO Richard Grisham. “The Origin platform benefits from adding an award-winning baseball strategy game, and we at Out of the Park Developments gain a new audience to interact with on a daily basis. We are also very excited about where this will lead in the future as we build even more experiences for every single kind of gaming fan.”

Out of the Park Baseball 19 will be available worldwide on March 22 on Origin for $39.99 or included as part of Origin Access for $4.99 a month. Fans who pre-order the game before March 22 will receive a 10% discount. The follow-up to the acclaimed Metacritic 2016 PC Game of the Year includes several exciting new features and a treasure trove of deep improvements to its award-winning gameplay. As part of this non-exclusive agreement, Out of the Park Baseball 19 will also remain available on Steam and the Out of the Park Developments website.

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/out-of-the-park-baseball/


Out of the Park Baseball - By The Numbers

2017 was a record-setting year for Out of the Park Developments, which boasted more than 120,000 players of OOTP 18 around the world. More than 3.5 million hours of the game were played across all platforms, which equals 405 years. A record peak of 1,147 concurrent players was set on Nov. 9, and the South Korean market has become the second-most popular geographic territory for players - trailing only the United States and moving past Canada and Japan.

The most-accomplished Achievement in Out of the Park Baseball 18 was a five-game team winning streak and the three rarest achievements were a player hitting 4 home runs in a game (accomplished by 0.4% of users), a pitcher tossing a perfect game (0.5%), and a hitter having 10 or more RBI in a game (0.6%).

Quotes from OOTP Developments executives


“After nearly 20 years of development, we’re still finding ways to make Out of the Park Baseball even better,” said lead developer, lifelong baseball fan, and Out of the Park Developments CEO Markus Heinsohn. “We can’t wait for our fans to see what we have in store this year.”

“Out of the Park Baseball is unique. Its high quality, delivered over two decades, has created generations of loyal fans who recognize it as the gold standard of sports strategy games,” said Out of the Park Developments CMO Richard Grisham. “Out of the Park Baseball 19 is our best version yet, purpose-built for those fans. We couldn’t be more excited for it.”

Out of the Park Developments announces partnership with Electronic Arts for digital distribution via Origin Out of the Park Developments announces partnership with Electronic Arts for digital distribution via Origin Reviewed by Tech News 24h on February 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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