Markus Heinsohn

OOTP was originally written in 1998, when lead developer Markus Heinsohn sought to combine realistic replay baseball simulation with career play to satisfy hardcore fans and casual gamers alike. “A friend of mine brought home a bat and a glove from a trip to Miami, so we started hitting tennis balls into the neighbor’s gardens. That was in 1991,” Heinsohn told Inside Mac Games in a July 2012 interview.[1] “We then formed a baseball club and started playing in organized baseball leagues in 1994. In the meantime I played all sorts of baseball computer games, but there was no management-related game that I liked, so in 1998 I decided to simply develop my own game, just for fun. When it was done in 1999, I figured it was probably good enough to earn some money with it, and that’s when it all started.”

Review of Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP 17) – Takes the throne and improves on it

March has come around once again. With real life baseball players reporting to camps and playing games for this year’s Spring Training, baseball season is looming. This means a new installment of Out of the Park Developments premiere franchise, Out of the Park Baseball, a franchise long storied as one of the best when it comes to text-based GM games.   Start Menu   Coming new with this y...[Read More]

OOTP 17 hits the market (PC, Mac, Linux)

Famous baseball manager Out of the Park Baseball is here for another annual representation. What can lead developer Markus Heinsohn and his studio do to one up the build from last year? Last year included the first time that official MLB logos have been made available. Many users though felt this wasn’t that much of an upgrade as there are quickstarts or modifications available to provide th...[Read More]

Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP 16) Review – New levels of unimaginable depth

Right out of the gates with OOTP 16 users are greeted with a landing page which teases a cool new feature in this year’s game: official logos. This year’s iteration features all 30 MLB logos, over 150 minor league logos as well as historical MLB logos, as promised from the pre-launch press release. The powered by Baseball Prospectus logo is neat to see as well, not only as someone who interned wit...[Read More]

OOTP 16 Features MLB.com, MiLB Licenses (PC, Mac, Linux)

As per the OOTP Developments Blog update, there has been a major licensing announcement. Note: Sections of this press release are direct excerpts from the OOTP Newsletter entry. The 16th edition in the year 2015 will include all the branding from Major League Baseball Advanced Media. This association includes MLB.com and MiLB (Minor League Baseball). OOTP 16 will have AL, NL, and MLB logos, as wel...[Read More]

OOTP 15 REVIEW – AN IMPROVEMENT ON (NEAR) PERFECTION

From the very get-go, one gets the sense that Out of the Park Baseball 15 is going to be an immersive experience. Just by virtue of selecting “new standard game” — one of eight different first screen options — the user is confronted with the decision whether to take the more standard path with a new league based on 2014 MLB rosters and schedules, or whether to choose between seven othe...[Read More]

Details of Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15 Announced

Out of the Park Baseball 15 Features Support For 3D Ballparks, Real International Leagues, More OOTP 15’s new features include: support for 3D ballparks, as well as 3D in-game ball flight; seven real international leagues, including Japan, Korea, and Taiwan; a new ratings system; a revamped interface; and much more. “Every year we make OOTP even more immersive than before, and OOTP 15 ...[Read More]

Review of OOTP 14 Baseball

Our Review of Out of the Park Baseball 14 It’s all-encompassing and comprehensive. “It’s not too often you hang an 8 on somebody,” said Terry Ryan earlier this week. Ryan was of course referring to the 2-8 scale scouts use to determine a player’s future impact.   Well, Mr. Ryan hasn’t yet played OOTP 14.   From the beginning it’s easy to see that this is an exhaustive, almost all-i...[Read More]

Screenshots for Out of the Park Baseball 14

Adding to our previous article about the feature set for Out of the Park Baseball 14 we have acquired the initial set of screenshots.  For a full list of OOTP 14 features, Click Here. OOTP 14 Screenshots Entry Screen   Graphical Depth International Free Agents League Options Team Home Screen Trade Log  

New Features for Out of the Park Baseball 14

OOTP 14 Features 2013 Opening Day Major League Rosters 2013 roster set, which features up-to-date Opening Day rosters for all major league teams but also thousands of individually-rated players for all minor leagues and hundreds of players from the 2013 first-year player draft class. Major league player ratings are officially based on Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projection system. Completely...[Read More]

Out of the Park Baseball 13 Released

2012 Major League Rosters You’ll love our latest roster set, which features not only up-to-date Opening Day rosters for all major league teams but also thousands of individually-rated players for all minor leagues. Can Yu Darvish propel Texas to the top of their division, or will Albert Pujols give Los Angeles the pop they need to win that race in the AL West? And that’s not all. We...[Read More]

OOTP Version 12 Released

OOTP Developments have confirmed the latest release of Out of the Park Baseball Version 12 for their customer pre-orders.   This has been confirmed by Brad Cook, head of PR for OOTP Dev on their Twitter.   @ootpbaseball OOTP Baseball – Emails with download links have gone out to pre-order customers! Everyone else will be able to buy in two days. Thanks! #OOTP 12. #mlb   And by...[Read More]