Sony San Diego officially revealed their MLB The Show 21 Jackie Robinson Collector’s Editions, which include the Jackie Robinson Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and the Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition. Fans that order any of the Jackie Robinson Editions will be able to play the game 4 days early, with early access starting on April 16, at 12:00 AM ET.
To celebrate Jackie Robinson, PlayStation and San Diego Studio announced that PlayStation will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) for every MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition sold in the US.
NOTE: If you want access to both the current and next gen versions of MLB The Show 21, please ensure you purchase a Collector’s Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition on the platform of your choice. For the physical Jackie Robinson Edition or physical Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition, these editions will include both current gen (disc) and next gen (voucher download code) entitlements on the given platform.
If you purchase MLB The Show 21 Standard Edition, you will only have access to that version of the game and will not be able to upgrade at a later date.
- Dynamic Ballplayer: Take your Ballplayer from Road to the Show and use him in other game modes as a two-way star with its own progression system.
- Dynamic Diamond Dynasty:Streamlined programs to provide you clearer goals and more rewards based on how you play the game.
- Welcoming all Skill Levels: New to MLB The Show this year is gameplay styles along-side new gameplay onboarding tutorials to help new users learn the game.
- Casual: An easier, fun, pick-up and play experience with an emphasis on learning the game.
- Simulation: Authentic MLB experience that plays true to player and team ratings.
- Competitive: User stick skills reign supreme. Our online H2H default
- Multiplatform Expansion: Face your friends on PS4, PS5 or Xbox Systems with cross-platform play and cross progression
- Fast Loading: MLB The Show 21 takes advantage of fast loading, using ultra-high speed SSD. Zip across the field in no time and reload almost instantly.
- Adaptive Triggers: Feel The Show in your hands like never before with the DualSense™ controller’s adaptive triggers in Road to the Show.
- Haptic Feedback: Immerse yourself in catching, hitting, running and sliding with the haptic feedback of the DualSense™ controller.
For more information about the MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Editions, read the latest blog post.
MLB The Show 21 Standard Editions will release on April 20, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X. Fernando Tatis Jr. was announced as the cover athlete.
The current gen Standard Edition (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) will cost $59.99, while the next gen Standard Edition (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S) will cost $69.99. Noted in the blog, there will be no standard edition upgrade path from current gen to next gen.
With cross-platform play, users can play against each other online from multiple console platforms. You can also earn and use content, on whichever platform and generation you choose, with cross progression.