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13 Apr 2021

MLB The Show 21 ready to upgrade Franchise Mode

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MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode New Features

MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode will be back in a few short days, and there will be some significant upgrades to make this year's mode better than ever.

From depth chart to budget and more, MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode is ready to break new ground as the title lands on Xbox consoles and next gen for the first time this year.

Latest - Stadium Creator confirmed to work with Franchise Mode

One of the newest additions to MLB The Show 21 this year will be the brand new Stadium Creator mode, which will allow players to make their imagination run wild and craft a custom ballpark.

During last week's Feature Premiere on next gen, we got more information about Stadium Creator, including a confirmation of exactly which game modes your creations can be used in.

While there are some, including March to October, that won't get to work with Stadium Creator, we know that Franchise Mode will work with Stadium Creator and allow up to 30 custom stadiums.

Players will be able to customize the stadium of every team in the league, which is a huge new opportunity for those who want to make a fantasy Franchise.

Release Date

MLB The Show 21 is almost here, and the title is scheduled for release on April 20, 2021.

MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode New Features
FRANCHISE IS BACK: You don't have much longer to wait

That means players across all platforms, and even Xbox Game Pass subscribers, can start enjoying MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode very soon.

If players can't wait that long, Early Access will allow players to get started on April 16, 2021 if they pre order one of the deluxe or special editions of MLB The Show 21.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode is smarter than ever

MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode New Features

While some of the work done on Franchise Mode will sit beneath the surface to make everything better without coming to the attention of players, there are some clear upgrades on the way.

New Depth Chart

The first, and probably most obvious, difference for veteran players in MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode should be the new depth chart developed this year.

MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode New Features
LOOK AHEAD: The new depth chart lets you view future seasons

Not only will it provide a visual upgrade, but this new depth chart is packed with information about the current and even future roster of your Franchise.

Trade Metric & Player Metric

These two new metrics developed for MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode will go hand in hand to help the game recognize whether a player is worth what they're being paid.

It will automatically play a role in the game's upgraded Trade Logic, which should making trading much more accurate and realistic in MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21's New Franchise Features Revealed

Custom Teams & Stadium Creator

Custom Teams have always been a fan favorite part of Franchise Mode, and that's getting even more customizable this year with the addition of Stadium Creator.

MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode New Features
UP TO YOU: Franchise Mode lets you customize the entire league

Players will be able to create and save 30 different Stadium Creator ballparks in Franchise Mode and select exactly where every team in the league, even minor league clubs, are playing.

New Budget System

Going hand in hand with the new trade logic and depth chart, MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode will have a completely revamped budget system.

The convoluted weekly chaos of years past is gone, and now players will have access to a much more easily understood yearly system that should help in making contract decisions and with trade negotiations.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 Franchise Mode, MTO Features Revealed

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