2K Sports has announced its 1$ Million
Perfect Game Challenge promotion for Major League
Baseball 2K12, and this year it's making digital pitchers work for
Starting April 4, 2012, players will
have an opportunity fire up MLB 2K12's Perfect Game Challenge mode
and attempt to pitch a “27 up, 27 down” match wherein none of the
opposing team ever reaches first base by any means throughout the
entire game. If successful, they will receive a code that must be submitted online in order to validate the perfect game and qualify
them for consideration in the finals.
Yup, you read that right, slackers--no more “first come first
serve”. This year, 2K Sports will be working with developer Visual
Concepts to track everyone who pitches a perfect game through a
dynamic leaderboard, and inviting the top ranking entrants to an
eight-man live tournament to determine the true winner of the million
dollar prize. Players will have all of April to improve upon their
leadboard standings, however 2K Sports has not revealed how exactly
it will rank the perfect games. We're guessing the final score will
be a major factor, but with a million bucks on the line it'll likely
be a little more complicated than that.
Details of that final game will be
posted at a later date on MLB 2K12's Facebook page.
thrilled to introduce several new twists that can only take the
contest to the next level of competitive excitement and open it up to
more people,” said 2K Sports rep Jason Argent in the release. “The
contest has been incredibly popular the past two years, but there’s
always room for improvement. We listened to user feedback and made
participation more fun and accessible than ever before.”
is the third year 2K Sports has run its $1 Million Perfect Game
Challenge. Last year's prize went to Louisiana resident Brian
Kingrey, and 2010's pot went to Alabama gamer Wade McGilberry. You
can start practicing to be the next member of “The Perfect Club”
when MLB 2K12 arrives for all major consoles on March 6.