The all-new baseball franchise from EA SPORTS; MVP Baseball 2003 is a completely new game with a rebuilt engine and is being made by a new internal development team at EA Canada. MVP Baseball 2003 will deliver the most authentic baseball experience with the addition of a variety of revolutionary new features. A new pitcher/batter interface will give players the opportunity to be more strategic both on the mound and at the plate. Through a measure of power and release point; pitchers will need to execute their pitches while batters can choose the type of swing depending on the game situation and execute accordingly.
- MVP Baseball 2003 features the first ever picture-in-picture baserunning which will give players the opportunity to be more strategic with their pitching; batting and base running. This innovative new view allows players to control the baserunners and visibly determine if a hitter should stretch a single into a double. Pitchers will have the ability to pick off baserunners who are attempting to steal.
- Adding to the depth of the game; MVP Baseball 2003 will include a robust franchise mode that incorporates rookie drafts; player development; career ending injuries; contracts and hirings/firings. All new realistic player models and animations bring the baseball action and gameplay to life like never before.
- MVP Baseball 2003 is more authentic and credible than ever before with the input of a player's council and elite broadcasting from the booth. Members of the development team received expert advice and design input from leading Major League Baseball(R) players Torii Hunter (Minnesota Twins); Trot Nixon (Boston Red Sox); Todd Pratt (Philadelphia Phillies); Eric Chavez and Tim Hudson (Oakland Athletics). In the booth providing play-by-play and color commentary are San Francisco Giants announcers Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow.