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15 Jan 2021

*UPDATED* MLB The Show 21: Delays, Release Date, Announcement, Cover Star, Next Gen, Latest News & more

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Latest News - MLB The Show 21 Reveal Scheduled for February

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MLB The Show 21 Release Date

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Next Gen

MLB The Show 21 could be a huge upgrade to baseball gaming with the release of next gen consoles.

But when will it arrive?

Latest News - MLB The Show 21 Reveal Scheduled for February

MLB The Show 21 will be a massive release, kicking off 2021 as its first major sports game.

MLB The Show 21 Reveal Delays Next Gen Announcement Trailer
DELIVER: Fans have high expectations for MLB The Show 21

Now that the new year is here, however, when can we expect to learn more?

SIE San Diego have revealed that we'll learn more about MLB The Show 21 in February in a Tweet on 15 January.

MLB The Show 21 is already off pace from previous releases, and we expect COVID-19 has plenty to do with it. And since we expect a game optimized for next gen consoles, the development process could take longer yet.

MLB The Show 21 Release Date

MLB The Show 21 release date is currently unconfirmed, and with statements from developer San Diego Studio - we'll learn more about the game in February.

MLB The Show 21 Release Date Delays Trailer Gameplay
THE LONG WAIT: It looks like we won't know MLB The Show 21's release date until 2021

With the MLB season kicking off in March, and The Show usually releasing alongside it, that's a very narrow window to reveal the game.

Delays

MLB The Show typically releases in early March, but MLB 21 wouldn't be the first game delayed by COVID-19 if it does indeed get pushed back.

MLB The Show 21 Release Date Delays Gameplay Trailer
ROUNDING THE CORNER: MLB The Show 21 may arrive later than fans expect

For now, we know that San Diego Studio won't be revealing new details about the game until 2021, but whether that means it's been in development for months or in very rough early stages remains to be seen.

In the meantime, fans are hoping for MLB The Show 21 to come out alongside the much anticipated return of MLB baseball after an action-packed World Series.

Cover Star

MLB The Show 21 sparks an interesting debate - who should get the cover spot this year?

We expect it will come down to the AL and NL MVPs, Jose Abreu, and Freddie Freeman.

Since both haven't had an MLB game cover yet, it's neck and neck to the finish line!

Trailers

MLB The Show games typically have several trailers before release day that give insight into the game, its progress, and generate some hype.

MLB The Show 21 Trailer Gameplay Announcement Reveal
ACTION: Our first look at MLB The Show 21 will likely be in a trailer

While we are far from any trailers, with nothing coming before 2021, it will likely be our first source of insight into the game.

As trailers are released, you can find them here to catch up with all things MLB The Show 21.

Next Gen

MLB The Show 20 came out before the next gen console craze, and while it's playable via backwards compatibility, the game was designed specifically for next gen.

MLB The Show 21 next gen PS5 Xbox Series X
HUGE UPGRADES: Next Gen has meant everything to other recent sports titles, and it will be a big deal for MLB The Show 21

This is a rarity in the sports game franchise world, with only NHL 21 following suit as a game designed for current gen consoles instead of next gen's PS5 and Xbox Series X.

We expect this will change, MLB The Show 21 will be designed specifically for next gen consoles.

This should mean a massive leap for MLB The Show 21 in graphics, loading speeds, and gameplay features with the hardware advancements of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.