Sony San Diego Studio has revealed the first details on MLB The Show 21. The leaks that we had previously heard over the past weekend have turned out to be largely accurate, although the release date itself is a bit further out of the ordinary. .
MLB The Show 21 was formally unveiled today and it was revealed that it will launch on April 20, 2021. As expected, PlayStation Studios revealed that this year’s iteration will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, in addition to a first-time arrival. to Xbox. One and Xbox Series X / S. The game’s cover athlete was also confirmed to be Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres, much as we expected.
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In typical MLB The Show fashion, there are tons of different editions of the game to pick up. The Standard Edition is pretty straightforward, though next-gen iterations on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S will retail for $ 10 a bit more at $ 69.99. Meanwhile, the game’s Collector’s Edition has been announced, but has yet to be revealed. Sony San Diego Studio says the full presentation will arrive later this week, on February 3. Perhaps the only downside when it comes to which platform you’re looking for is that MLB The Show 21 will apparently not offer free next-gen updates.
That being said, the news is not all bad. In what is probably the best item of all with MLB The Show 21, the sports simulator will promote cross-play and cross-progression functionality. This means that players from all platforms in the game will be able to play with each other. Furthermore, you will also be able to transfer all your content to different platforms if you ever choose to do so.
Probably the biggest drawback for many amid all this news is that, for the moment at least, it doesn’t look like MLB The Show 21 is coming to Nintendo Switch or PC this year. In the past, it was made clear that the series could (and probably would) come to both platforms in due course. However, 2021 does not appear to be the year this will occur unless another announcement is made about these platforms in the future.
For now, we haven’t seen any MLB The Show 21 gameplay yet, but that is likely to change relatively soon given that the game is due out in just over two months.