MLB The Show 22 Xbox One: Current Gen expectations and Review

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Potential players have questions surrounding the MLB The Show 22 Xbox One version of the game. Primarily, what features will it have or be missing?

Concerns about current gen features are warranted as we continue to get closer to the game's release date. We're going to do our best to answer them here.

Let's go over what we know (for now) about MLB The Show 22 on Xbox One.

Latest - Review in Progress

With Early Access just kicking off, our MLB The Show 22 Review in Progress takes a look at where this year's game is already standing out.

From Road to the Show to Diamond Dynasty and more, our MLB The Show 22 Review in Progress is already seeing some shining stars take shape.

Read our full MLB The Show 22 Review in Progress.

MLB The Show 22 Xbox One Release Date

The release date for the MLB The Show 22 Xbox One version will be on April 5, 2022. It will release simultaneously with the other platforms of the game.

So far, it doesn't seem like anything will delay the release of the game, which is a good sign as well. You can also expect more reveals to occur every Thursday, giving you more looks at the game.

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FAN CAM: This will be a fun feature for screen grabs of big plays this year

There are also ways for you to get early access to the game with certain editions, such as the Digital Deluxe Edition. We'll cover those rewards below.

Now, let's take a look at some gameplay from a recent deep-dive.

MLB The Show 22 Gameplay Trailer

Another area we were excited to learn more about was the gameplay on MLB The Show 22. Luckily, a recent reveal video gave us our first look at what to expect.

From things like new hitting mechanics to an adaptive system, there are going to be multiple changes when the game comes out. Check out the video below for more.

As you can see there are plenty of changes to the game from last year. As far as we can tell, these changes and updates will also be on the MLB The Show 22 Xbox One version of the game.

For more on the hitting, pitching, and fielding reveals, follow this link for our deep dive.

MLB The Show 22 Cover Athlete

Our cover athlete for MLB The Show 22 is none other than phenom Shohei Ohtani. There's also a special edition anime-inspired cover for the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Ohtani took the MLB world by storm last year as a pitcher/batter for the Los Angeles Angels, he was definitely a favorite to land the cover this year.

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OHTANI COVER: How do you like the new MLB The Show 22 cover?

If you decide to pre order the Digital Deluxe Edition of MLB The Show 22, you'll be entitled to these rewards:

  • [4] Days Early Access
  • Access to both PS4 and PS5
  • Double Daily Login Rewards (For the life cycle of MLB The Show 22)
  • Additional Items:
    • [1] Diamond Choice Packs
    • [1] Cover Athlete Diamond Choice Pack
    • [5] Gold Choice Packs
    • [1] Ballplayer Pack
    • [20] The Show Packs
    • [25,000] Stubs for MLB The Show 22
  • Shohei Ohtani Bat Skin

For more on the Digital Deluxe Edition for the MLB The Show 22 Xbox One version, head here.

MLB The Show 22 Franchise Mode

The Franchise Mode of MLB The Show 22 has the developers "scared" to play up the functionality of the game mode in the event that it isn't received well.

Now, questions are being asked surrounding details of Franchise Mode, some of which should be answered in the coming days.

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RUN YOUR FRANCHISE: Could Franchise Mode already be a nightmare?

We know that Franchise Mode on MLB The Show 22 Xbox One will be a mode that most players will want to play. However, the last thing players need is an unfinished, unrefined product.

There will be a reveal on Thursday, March 17 that could reveal more surrounding Franchise Mode.

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