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Studio explains why Super Mega Baseball's overdue PlayStation update still hasn't arrived

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Super Mega Baseball's "Extra Innings" incarnation, which hit Xbox One and Windows PC on Aug. 21, still isn't available on PlayStation 3 or PS4 — the title's original platforms — two months after being promised.

In a note to players, developer Metalhead Software acknowledged the lengthy delay and said development on Extra Innings for the PlayStation consoles "has been done for some time now." The delays, Metalhead said, are attributable to the free DLC (two new stadiums) and the introduction of a free trial mode to the game.

"There's simply a lot of configuration changes that have to be okayed and a lot of back and forth involved to get it all set up correctly, on both PS3 and PS4 and in all regions," Metalhead wrote. "We're working as fast as we can, but are stuck in a bit of a waiting game now."

Metalhead isn't giving a timeframe for Extra Innings' launch for PS4 and PS3, other than to "just say we're committed to getting this thing out ASAP. We're sorry for the wait."

Built by a studio with three full-time staffers, Super Mega Baseball was Polygon's sports video game of the year for 2014. We rated it a 9.0 and called it the peer of arcade sports hall-of-famers like NBA Jam, Tecmo Super Bowl, and Mutant League Football.

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