Properly, it leaked over the weekend, however now we’ve official affirmation: MLB The Show 21 will swing for the bleachers from 20th April on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and – in a mind-boggling first – Xbox Sequence X|S and Xbox One. The title will launch day-and-date on all the aforementioned platforms, revealed by Sony, and can characteristic full cross-platform play. There’s no phrase of a PC or Nintendo Change model presently.
“This can be a very thrilling second for all of us because the storied franchise might be accessible to extra players than earlier than,” Ramone Russell wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “We want to thank everybody at PlayStation, Xbox, Main League Baseball, Main League Baseball Gamers Affiliation and the San Diego Studio for working diligently to deliver MLB The Present to extra customers.”
Whereas that is an historic second, there are some caveats for all gamers to think about. Firstly, there’s no phrase of a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade within the PlayStation Blog put up, however it appears that evidently might be a part of the Collector’s Version, which might be introduced later within the week. It additionally prices extra on next-gen: the PS4 model retails for £59.99/$59.99, whereas the PS5 version is £69.99/$69.99.
As leaked beforehand, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr might be on the duvet, and you may catch the reveal of ‘El Nino’ within the trailer embedded above. Cross-platform play will unify all variations of the sport, and you may take your progress with you wherever you play – no matter generations or console household. Extra gameplay options might be introduced in due time, with a collection of streams scheduled from March.
There’ll even be a number of editions out there at launch: pre-order the usual model on PS4 and also you’ll get a Gold Selection Pack and 5,000 Stubs to get you began in Diamond Dynasty. The following-gen normal version – which prices extra, bear in mind – comes with all the above and 10 bonus The Present Packs. Then there’s a Collector’s Version which, as talked about above, might be unveiled on third February. It appears like that may bundle the PS5 and PS4 variations collectively.
An historic second, then, as a PlayStation Studios sport is formally introduced for Xbox platforms – however now the reveal is out of the way in which, we’re simply ready for extra info on the precise gameplay.