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Should you be buying MLB The Show 21 this year?

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It's a new year, and with it comes MLB The Show 21.

Those who buy the new edition year-on-year perhaps worry that there may not be a big enough difference to warrant another purchase this time around.

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MLB The Show 21 Price

The Standard version of MLB The Show on PS4 and Xbox One costs $59.99 / £59.99.

On PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, the Standard version costs $69.99 / £69.99.

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OPEN TO ALL - The Show is available to more players than ever before

Pre-orders are already available, with pre-downloads are already live on Xbox consoles.

For further details about MLB The Show 21's various editions, head here.

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New Features

The first set of big news is that for the first time ever, MLB The Show 21 will be available on Xbox consoles.

The arrival of Xbox compatibility has brought with it crossplay support, becoming the first major sports title to support cross-platform play between PlayStation and Xbox players online.

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EL NINO - Fernando Tatis Jr fronts up MLB The Show this year

It doesn't stop there, with MLB The Show 21 being the first release on Next Gen consoles - PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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The Next Gen features are yet to be revealed, but we can't wait to see what Sony's San Diego Studio has up its sleeve.

For more about MLB The Show 21's New Features, head here.

Gameplay

As for in-game details, the team at The Show have remained tight-lipped, but what we have had so far is the ability to take your Ballplayer into Diamond Dynasty.

This means you can gain XP and improve your player in both Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty, ensuring you can rank up quicker than ever before!

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THE STAGE IS YOURS - Take your Ballplayer into other Game Modes

On the subject of your Ballplayer, there's greater customisation this year - and you can turn your created superstar into a proper two-way player.

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New in MLB The Show 21 are gameplay styles that allow you to tailor the type of gameplay experience you are looking for at any given moment - you can make the game as realistic or arcadey as you would like.

The Show team has also developed fly ball catches, at the wall catches and catches that come off the z-axis (snaffling catches off your direct running route).

For pitching, a new mechanic is arriving, with more details to come on that front.

Is MLB The Show 21 worth buying?

For The Show loyalists, you're going to struggle to resist this year's offering, and if you've got a Next Gen console - we wouldn't be surprised if you've pre-ordered already.

For the rest, we suggest holding off until San Diego Studio reveals more, with regular updated arriving in March.

MLB The Show 21 arrives on Tuesday, 20 April on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

You can pre-order the game direct from the PlayStation Store here - or the Microsoft Store here.

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