Out of the Park Developments has released iOOTP Baseball 2011, a new game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that uses OOTP’s Out of the Park Baseball engine. It’s a real baseball simulation game, not a 3D arcade game. It costs $4.99.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]iOOTP Baseball 2011 features major league team rosters with real players and teams. Three game modes let you play through the Major League Baseball 2011 season; a Fictional mode which lets you play with fictional players; and Historical, which lets you focus on classic teams from 1923, 1965 and 2004 – with the ability to buy future seasons using in-game purchases.
As team manager you set lineups, adjust pitching rotations and manage depth charts, make in-game calls, issue hit and run and steal signs, configure the defense, pull pitchers, put in pinch-hitters and more. The computer can handle the heavy lifting if you don’t want to micromanage your team.
A play-by-play text stream describes what’s happening on the ball field, and a financial system built into the game lets you act as general manager, making decisions about your ball team’s finances, overseeing trades, negotiating contract extensions, signing free agents and more.
OOTP Developments reports they’re getting ready to ship Out of the Park Baseball 12, which runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux operating systems. It’s available for pre-order now for $29.99 ($39.99 on release).