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19 Apr 2021

The full release of MLB The Show 21 is almost here

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Latest - Here comes full release

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Release Date

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Early Access via Jackie Robinson and Deluxe Editions

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Pre Order

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Beta

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Deluxe Edition Trailer

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Cover Athlete

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MLB The Show 21 Trailer

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Will MLB The Show 21 be a PlayStation Exclusive?

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Next Gen Features

MLB The Show 21 is live for those who managed to secure Early Access through one of the game's bonus editions.

Here are all the details about the Next Gen baseball smash, on the eve of full release.

Latest - Here comes full release

If you weren't willing to splash the extra cash on one of the superior editions of MLB The Show 21 to get early access, the wait for full release is almost over.

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BATTER UP - The Show is about to open to all

We have less than 24 hours until the game arrives, with the title going live on Xbox Game Pass immediately.

For our countdown to release featuring all of the latest news, head here.

Release Date

MLB The Show 21 will be fully released on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

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MAKE THE SLIDE: We're closer and closer to launch day

At launch the game will also go live on Xbox Game Pass - a huge bonus with the series arriving on Xbox consoles for the first time this year.

Early Access via Jackie Robinson and Deluxe Editions

Even if you didn't get a chance to be a part of the closed beta, there is another way to get MLB The Show 21 a little earlier than the April 20 release date.

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OLD SCHOOL - Jackie Robinson is a fitting legendary cover star

If you opt to pre-order the Jackie Robinson Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition of the game, you'll get four days early access and be able to play as early as April 16.

You can find more details here about these different editions and what all they come with.

Pre Order

Pre-orders are now live on the PS Store and Microsoft Store - with a pre-order bonus of 1 Gold Choice Pack (and an additional 10 The Show packs for PS5.)

The Standard Edition on current gen consoles is $59.99 USD / £59.99 GBP and on next gen consoles is $69.99 USD / £69.99 GBP.

The Jackie Robinson Edition is available for $84.99, and the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you a full $99.99.

Players who pre-order MLB The Show 21 will be treated to one or two of the Diamond Choice Pack, based on which edition they purchased, but either way this will tie into Diamond Dynasty.

One of the first big decisions players will face is which powerful Diamond Dynasty legend to select from their Diamond Choice Pack.

While each player has their own individual strengths, certain ones are more likely to give players an edge as MLB The Show 21 launches, and we've got all the details so you can make your decision.

READ MORE: Who is the best player in your Diamond Choice Pack?

You can find more information here on how and where to pre order MLB The Show 21.

Beta

MLB The Show 21 has had a closed beta period this month, beginning on 23 February and ending on 1 March.

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TOP OF THE WORLD: MLB The Show 21 will be a huge step forward

Signups first opened up on February 10th, and only a certain number of players got into the closed beta period.

You can learn more about the MLB The Show 21 beta here.

Deluxe Edition Trailer

First, there was a leak, but now Jackie Robinson has been confirmed as the legendary cover star for the Deluxe Editions.

Cover Athlete

Fernando Tatis Jr. has been confirmed as the official cover athlete for MLB The Show 21.

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WELCOME TO THE SHOW - Fernando Tatis Jr graces the game's cover

The San Diego Padres star was featured in the announcement trailer along with some more details on the game.

MLB The Show 21 Trailer

MLB The Show 21 now has its first trailer, and it's an exciting one!

You can watch the MLB The Show 21 Announcement Trailer below:

Will MLB The Show 21 be a PlayStation Exclusive?

MLB The Show games have been PlayStation exclusives for years, but that is all changing now.

The first major sports title of 2021 will be available on Xbox One and Series X|S as well as PS4 and PS5!

Not only that, but the title will be available on Xbox Game Pass from launch.

READ MORE: 5 Things We Want to See in MLB The Show 21

Next Gen Features

We saw the Stadium Creator feature in one of the first MLB The Show 21 reveals - and it transpires that it will apply to Next Gen consoles only.

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HOME RUN - Only on Next Gen can you create this winter masterpiece

We knew a Stadium Creator feature was on the way, but it transpires that this will only be for Next Gen consoles.

It includes over 100 props with a pre-approved set of 130 tested wall configurations, ensuring there will be no issues with online play.

Other features on Next Gen include haptic feedback on PS5 - meaning you will feel the difference between a left and right-hander, and each type of slide will feel different.

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