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02 Feb 2021

MLB The Show 21 PS5: Release Date, Price, Pre-order, Gameplay & more

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Next Gen gaming hasn't exactly exploded like we all thought it would.

That looks set to change in 2021, and MLB The Show 21 has a chance to lay down a marker to its fellow heavy-hitting sports titles of the standard on PS5.

Release Date

MLB The Show 21 arrives on Tuesday, 20 April.

Thanks to a leak, it looks as if your pre-order one of the more lucrative editions you will receive four days early access from Friday, 16 April.

Price & Pre-order

MLB The Show 21 costs $69.99 / £69.99 on PS5 and Xbox X|S - this is $10 / £10 more expensive than the Current Gen versions.

EL NINO - San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr is the youngest cover star ever
EL NINO - San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr is the youngest cover star ever

Pre-orders are already available from the PS Store, and doing so will get you a free Gold Choice Pack.

The Standard edition comes with:

  • 5,000 Stubs
  • 10 The Show Packs
  • 1 Gold Choice pack

Editions

Some Collector's Editions also look to be in the works following a leak.

These are set to be confirmed on Wednesday, 3 February.

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MAKE YOUR MOVE - Will you opt for The Show on PS4 or PS5?

The Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition looks to offer:

  • Dual Entitlement (PS4 disk & PS5 Download Code)
  • Limited Edition MLB The Show x New Era 9FIFTY Cap
  • Limited Edition Steelbook
  • Four days Early Access (from 4 April)
  • PlayStation will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation for every Collector's Edition sold in the US
  • 1 Diamond Choice Pack
  • 10 The Show Packs
  • 1 Ballplayer Equipment Pack
  • 25,000 Stubs
  • Double Dailies
  • Immediate Access to Jackie Robinson Bat Skin

It is believed this version will cost $99.99.

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IN THE WORKS - We expect the Deluxe Editions to be confirmed very soon

There is also a Jackie Robinson Edition (note, not Deluxe):

This is said to contain:

  • Dual Entitlement (PS4 disk & PS5 Download Code)
  • Limited Edition Steelbook
  • Four days Early Access (from 4 April)
  • PlayStation will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation for every Collector's Edition sold in the US
  • 1 Diamond Choice Pack
  • 2 Gold Choice Pack
  • 10 The Show Packs
  • 1 Ballplayer Equipment Pack
  • 10,000 Stubs
  • Double Dailies
  • Immediate Access to Jackie Robinson Bat Skin

This looks to cost $84.99.

A Digital Deluxe Edition also looks to be in the works, but we don't have confirmation of details or price.

For more about the various editions of The Show head here.

Game Modes & Gameplay

We are hoping to see some concrete news of as to what will actually be in MLB The Show 21.

The first round of great news is that Crossplay will be supported on the game, celebrating The Show's arrival on Xbox consoles.

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ON HOLD - We are yet to see any MLB The Show 21 Gameplay

What does remain a mystery is the Next Gen optimisations, and whether they will be purely cosmetic, or whether there will be exclusive content for PS5 and Xbox players.

What almost remains certain on PS5 however, is the use of haptic feedback - which is likely to be felt as the bat strikes the baseball.

Other features are to be confirmed, but for the things we want to see - head here.

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