MLB The Show 21 releases April on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, no free next gen upgrade for standard editions

San Diego Studio has confirmed the release date for its baseball title MLB The Show 21, and also addressed the speculation the series would be going multiplatform. It is confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on April 20th. In addition, there has also been confirmation that MLB The Show 21 will feature both cross platform play and cross platform progression, though will exclude the game’s Stubs currency from transferring over.

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There will be three editions of the game available and those are the PS4/Xbox One Standard Edition, the PS5/Xbox Series X|S Standard Edition, and the Collector’s Edition. Details of what the first two will contain have been confirmed, but the Collector’s Edition will not be shown for a couple of days, with that reveal happening on February 3rd.

Standard Edition includes:

  • The Game
  • DLC Items:
    • 5,000 Stubs

Next Gen Standard Edition includes:

  • The Game
  • DLC Items:
    • 5,000 Stubs
    • [10] The Show Packs

Unfortunately, it does not look like San Diego Studio is supporting free upgrades between generation in the standard edition of the game. That path will be locked behind the Collector’s Edition, similar to how 2K handle upgrades between generations with NBA 2K21. The cover star for MLB The Show 21 will be Fernando “El Nino” Tatis Jr. The price for the game has been set at  $59.99 USD/$79.99 CAD/£59.99 GBP/€69.99 for the PS4 and Xbox One version. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will cost 69.99 USD/$89.99 CAD/£69.99 GBP/€79.99.

Source: PlayStation.Blog

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