11 May 2021 4:36 PM +00:00

MLB The Show 21 debuts on Xbox Series X|S

The latest installment in the MLB The Show series, MLB The Show 21, has brought Xbox gamers back to the baseball diamond for the first time since 2013.

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Leading a whole new charge in sports gaming, crossplay and cross platform progression in MLB The Show 21 have also added some significant innovations to the game.

Latest - Update 5 & Server Maintenance

Some severe server troubles, bugs, and glitches have persistently plagued MLB The Show 21's online player base from release through April.

As such, Sony San Diego leaped into action again on the morning of May 11 to fix their player base's experience in the landmark title with the new Game Update 5 and a server maintenance.

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The MLB The Show series has served as a measuring stick for years in the sports gaming community, and part of that has been Sony San Diego's prompt responses to the wants and needs of its players.

Game Update 5 provides a litany of fixes to gameplay, and various modes and aesthetic pieces which had been broken to this point. All signs point to a continued effort in working on the game's flaws.

MLB The Show 21 Xbox Series X|S Price

MLB The Show 21 is now on Xbox consoles for the first time, but the leap to next gen includes a price jump.

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XBOX TIME: The Show is no longer confined to PlayStation consoles

If you're looking to snag MLB The Show 21 for Xbox Series X|S, you'll have to pay $69.99 for the Standard Edition, $84.99 for the Jackie Robinson Edition, or $99.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.

You can find more details below on what's included in each, or choose another route if you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber...

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Download now on Xbox Game Pass

MLB The Show 21 is finally available on Xbox, and that includes a day one launch on Xbox Game Pass.

It was a big move for the title to make, but things are open now and every Xbox Game Pass subscriber on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One can download the game.

If you're new to MLB The Show 21, start with our Road to the Show tips to chart a path for your Ballplayer to the major leagues.

MLB The Show 21 Xbox Series X|S Editions

MLB The Show 21 is available now, and players can choose from several different editions of the game.

MLB The Show 21 Xbox Series X|S Editions Rewards
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CHOOSE YOUR SWING: Different editions have different rewards

On top of what's noted below, players who purchase either the Jackie Robinson or Digital Deluxe Edition of MLB The Show 21 will notice the game is bundled with both the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of the game.

Regardless of which one you choose, there will be some helpful rewards for whichever one fits your price range.

For MLB The Show 21 Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S, the rewards include the following:

  • 5000 Stubs
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You can buy the Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S here.

For MLB The Show 21 Jackie Robinson Edition on Xbox Series X|S, the rewards include the following:

  • Jackie Robinson bat skin
  • 1 Diamond Choice pack
  • 2 Gold Choice packs
  • 1 Ballplayer Equipment pack
  • 10 The Show packs
  • 10K Stubs
  • Double daily login rewards
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You can buy the Jackie Robinson Edition on Xbox Series X|S here.

For MLB The Show 21 Digital Deluxe Edition on Xbox Series X|S, the rewards include the following:

  • Jackie Robinson bat skin
  • 2 Diamond Choice packs
  • 5 Gold Choice packs
  • 1 Ballplayer Equipment pack
  • 10 The Show packs
  • 25K Stubs
  • Double daily login rewards
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You can buy the Digital Deluxe Edition on Xbox Series X|S here.

MLB The Show 21 Review

With MLB The Show 21 out now on Xbox Series X|S, there's still going to be some fans on the fence about whether to give it a shot.

If you're looking for some guidance on whether it's worth buying, you can check out the official Gfinity review of MLB The Show 21 here.

Crossplay & Cross Platform Progression

MLB The Show 21 made the leap to more platforms this year, and one of the big changes that's come with that is crossplay.

Players can now challenge or play with friends on any other platform as long as both players have MLB The Show 21.

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CLEVER CROSSPLAY: Platforms won't hold you back this time

The game also has cross platform progression, which means you can carry your save files over if you previously played or plan to play the game on PS4, Xbox One, or PS5.

You can follow our guide here to link your accounts and ensure your save files are available on other platforms.

Next Gen Exclusive Stadium Creator

If you're lucky enough to be playing MLB The Show 21 on Xbox Series X|S, you'll gain access to the next gen exclusive feature Stadium Creator.

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This is the first time Stadium Creator has joined the MLB The Show series, and Sony San Diego has stated the massive technological requirements are why it's only on next gen platforms.

This means players on Xbox Series X|S can craft a custom ballpark and use it in Franchise Mode, Diamond Dynasty, and several other game modes detailed here.