It looks like a game that was not intended to be released will be the first to fall into a category that happens when a new generation of console systems is on the way. Gamespot has revealed the features for MLB 2K13, and when you revisit MLB 2K12, you won't see much of a difference. According to a lot of posts i've seen across the internet, fans would be okay with 2K simply addressing the bugs in the game. If they also want to generate sales, maybe 2K should pull a "2K5" and offer the game for a lot less to help move units. I guess we'll know for sure if anything was done to 2K12 to deem it the name 2K13 when it's released. We will know if the Astros are still in the National League Central. Then again, The Show 13 won't have that many changes either.
According to 2K:
MLB 2K13 delivers hours of baseball action for any level of sports fan or gamer. Master our signature right analog pitching controls to achieve perfection on the mound, enjoy the authentic baseball environment of MLB Today featuring real life commentary and statistics, and develop winning players and teams in My Player, Franchise & Postseason modes.
Total Control Pitching & Hitting - The original analog pitching and hitting controls remain the benchmark. Unmatched control and realism allow you to feel the action on both sides of the plate.
My Player - Experience the journey from Minor Leagues to MLB stardom. Choose your path, customize your player and work your way to the top.
MLB Today - Take the field in an authentic environment pulled from the real life MLB season. Featuring the latest rosters & lineups, and relevant commentary & stats overlays.
MLB Today Season - Play through the full 2013 MLB season, one day at a time. Real results combine with yours, allowing you to compete directly with real life MLB teams.
Dynamic Tendencies - Player performance fluctuates dynamically as player ratings update from pitch to pitch and at-bat to at-bat.
Inside Edge & Stats Inc. - Strategize for each at-bat with authentic scouting reports and data from Inside Edge & Stats Inc.
Franchise - Championship teams are built in the front office, and crowned on the field. Can you master both sides of the ball and build a dynasty?
Postseason - Relive the 2012 Postseason, or customize your own bracket and crown a new champion.
Home Run Derby - Go head to head with MLB's greatest power hitters in a classic Derby format.