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MLB The Show 21 Jackie Robinson Collector's Editions Revealed - Early Access Starts on April 16

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MLB The Show 21 Jackie Robinson Collector's Editions Revealed - Early Access Starts on April 16

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.

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KEY FEATURES

  • 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

PS5 FEATURES

  • 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.

The team will be broadcasting 6 feature premieres on their TwitchYouTube and Facebook Live accounts, with the first one coming in March.

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  1. Playboy™
    Anyone else surprised that they don’t have a PS5 Jackie Robison disk instead it’s a digital code?

    Think about it this way.... a hundred million plus more PS4 consoles out there then PS5 consoles. Many people may want the Jackie Robinson collectors edition with steelbook, but do not have, and may not have a PS5 for quite awhile still.
    countryboy
    Yes!!!!
    Going to pre-order as soon as its available!
    Checked BestBuy and Gamestop and neither have it available for pre-order that I saw.

    countryboy,
    It's up on BBY
    Too much DD stuff to warrant the extra price for me I think, but that was probably always going to be the case. Releasing the game late then charging extra to get it early doesn't sit particularly well with me either tbh, or charging extra for the PS4 to PS5 pathway.
    Nice to see the donation to the JRF, even if it is only $1 out of the $30-40 extra
    dbekoscke
    countryboy,
    It's up on BBY

    Thank you for the heads up!
    Just pre-ordered the deluxe edition.
    May get the standard collector's edition as well to have one that is unopened.
    KnightTemplar
    I've never cared who is on the cover of the game. So this is $99.99 just to get Jackie Robinson on the cover?

    $99 for Dual Entitlement (PS4 Disk and PS5 Download Code), Limited Edition MLB The Show x New Era® 9FIFTY Cap, Limited Edition Steelbook, Early Access (Launches April 16), PlayStation will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation for every Collector’s Edition sold in the United States**, 1 Diamond Choice Pack, 2 Gold Choice Pack, 10 The Show Packs, 1 Ballplayer Equipment Pack, 25,000 Stubs™, Double Dailies, Immediate Access to Jackie Robinson Bat Skin
    KnightTemplar
    I've never cared who is on the cover of the game. So this is $99.99 just to get Jackie Robinson on the cover?

    Only way to get PS4 and PS5 version without buying individually, if you care.
    bayman
    Does the PS4 physical package mean you won't need the disc to play the PS5 version?

    I believe so. I think that they realize most will not have a PS5 or Series X by release. NBA 2k did the same. Mamba edition came with Disk and Code.
    This way we don't have to double dip. The game does not support smart delivery.
    TecmoZack

    ***You need to insert the Ps4 Disk to play the Ps5 version for those wandering.

    Oh so it's not like 2K Mamba Edition? Where you could get rid of current-gen disc and get some money back as next-gen was a DL code.
    Miami Flash15
    Oh so it's not like 2K Mamba Edition? Where you could get rid of current-gen disc and get some money back as next-gen was a DL code.

    Correct. Bummer.
    countryboy
    Thank you for the heads up!
    Just pre-ordered the deluxe edition.
    May get the standard collector's edition as well to have one that is unopened.

    NP my man!
    I just pre-ordered the standard JRob Collectors edition. Only way I'd go for the Deluxe edition would be if the physical hat was fitted and I could get my size.
    Miami Flash15
    Oh so it's not like 2K Mamba Edition? Where you could get rid of current-gen disc and get some money back as next-gen was a DL code.

    Yea, but The Show is at least donating $1 to a charity for each copy sold. Unlike what 2k did which was just taking advantage of a death to gain some more cash.
    So you might be out $20, but at least someone less fortunate is going to get some assistance with an education and getting a job.
    Only $15 more than standard to get both PS4 and 5? Not bad, considering the 5 will play them both.
    Going to wait for details on just what separates the two versions before going there, though.
    Want to confirm that I'm reading right...the digital Jackie Robinson version has digital ps4 and ps5. No need for a disk?
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    tabarnes19
    Want to confirm that I'm reading right...the digital Jackie Robinson version has digital ps4 and ps5. No need for a disk?
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    I believe both options exist - physical and digital, but yes, this seems like an all-digital one. It's a PS store link, and there's probably a similar page on the on-console store itself:
    https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP9000-PPSA01416_00-MLBTHESHOW21JMVP
    As a digital only PS5 owner, I do need to be careful about this too.
    Edit: Yeah, fine print below:
    This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4™ version and the digital PS5™ version of this game.
    If you already own the PS4™ version of this game, you can get the PS5™ digital version at no extra cost and you do not need to purchase this product. Owners of a PS4™ disc copy must insert it into the PS5™ every time they want to download or play the PS5™ digital version. PS4™-game-disc owners who buy the PS5™ Digital Edition disc-free console will not be able to get the PS5™ version at no extra cost.
    tabarnes19
    Want to confirm that I'm reading right...the digital Jackie Robinson version has digital ps4 and ps5. No need for a disk?
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    Yeah want to know this as well. I’m gonna go for the PS5 digital only console so this has to be the case...
    This is awesome. I've always loved Jackie Robinson. Wasn't born to see him play, but what he will always mean to the sport is something that will never be able to be measured.
    As a fanatical fan of baseball in general, this will go nicely with my collection of Jackie's sports cards I have.
    dbekoscke
    NP my man!
    I just pre-ordered the standard JRob Collectors edition. Only way I'd go for the Deluxe edition would be if the physical hat was fitted and I could get my size.

    Yeah I don't wear the hats. They just go into a display case I have the collector edition boxes in. :)
    I've gotten the steel book cases since MLB 15, so I'll probably do the same this year. Sucks you don't get a PS5 disc with the collector's edition though. Also, looking back at the old steel book covers, this one is my least favorite honestly.
    I will say though, I like the fact that a $1 of every purchase is going to the foundation.
    bcruise
    I believe both options exist - physical and digital, but yes, this seems like an all-digital one. It's a PS store link, and there's probably a similar page on the on-console store itself:
    https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP9000-PPSA01416_00-MLBTHESHOW21JMVP
    As a digital only PS5 owner, I do need to be careful about this too.
    Edit: Yeah, fine print below:
    This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4 version and the digital PS5 version of this game.
    If you already own the PS4 version of this game, you can get the PS5 digital version at no extra cost and you do not need to purchase this product. Owners of a PS4 disc copy must insert it into the PS5 every time they want to download or play the PS5 digital version. PS4-game-disc owners who buy the PS5 Digital Edition disc-free console will not be able to get the PS5 version at no extra cost.
    That's what I thought. I hate having a disk although I have a ps5 disk version I want the ps4 and ps5 digital to play around the house, unless I can snag another ps5 then I won't even need the ps4 version.
    I'll wait till I get closer to release to preorder.
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    cherman24
    Maybe I read this wrong, but the ps4 is $60 and 5 is $70...but the 4 comes with a code to upgrade to 5...so why buy the 5 for $10 more?

    The PS4 only comes with a code for the PS5 version if you buy the Jackie Robinson Collector's Edition for $84.99 or the Deluxe edition for $99.99.
    The Collector's editions come with early access (play April 16th instead of April 20th) along with other in game perks.
    Is the only difference between the two higher priced editions the inclusion of the hat and extra stubbs? The $84.99 version says it's a steel book as well which is all I care about but wanna make sure I'm not missing something obvious.
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    countryboy
    Yeah I don't wear the hats. They just go into a display case I have the collector edition boxes in. :)

    You should post a picture of the shrine you have! I’d love to see haha!
    countryboy
    The PS4 only comes with a code for the PS5 version if you buy the Jackie Robinson Collector's Edition for $84.99 or the Deluxe edition for $99.99.
    The Collector's editions come with early access (play April 16th instead of April 20th) along with other in game perks.
    ooh, didn't know that! I'm getting the deluxe for the ps4 specifically because I want the steelbook, the cap and early access but I don't plan on getting a ps5 till sometime in 2022, maybe even wait till EA College Football arrives in 2023, .....
    .....so.....
    .....some lucky OS'er will be getting a free digital download for the ps5 April 16 when: 'Caulfield Gives It Away' !
    Caulfield
    ooh, didn't know that! I'm getting the deluxe for the ps4 specifically because I want the steelbook, the cap and early access but I don't plan on getting a ps5 till sometime in 2022, maybe even wait till EA College Football arrives in 2023, .....
    .....so.....
    .....some lucky OS'er will be getting a free digital download for the ps5 April 16 when: 'Caulfield Gives It Away' !

    If it's like existing games, the PS5 digital version will only work with the PS4 disc inserted into the PS5.
    dbekoscke
    Think about it this way.... a hundred million plus more PS4 consoles out there then PS5 consoles. Many people may want the Jackie Robinson collectors edition with steelbook, but do not have, and may not have a PS5 for quite awhile still.

    But you can get a PS5 disk in the standard edition. Why couldn't they just make a separate Jackie Robinson edition with a PS5 disk?
    am i the only one whos a little bummed that it seems like the only PS5 "features" are the SSD and the controller functions. If thats going to be the only difference between the PS4 and PS5 i may actually pass on it this year. I was hoping for some type of graphical improvement. Maybe they will wait to mention that until we see actually screen shots but im a little worried.
    EmpireWF
    If it's like existing games, the PS5 digital version will only work with the PS4 disc inserted into the PS5.

    didn't know that, I guess that's to keep people from selling their ps5 digital code, I'm assuming
    enright6
    am i the only one whos a little bummed that it seems like the only PS5 "features" are the SSD and the controller functions. If thats going to be the only difference between the PS4 and PS5 i may actually pass on it this year. I was hoping for some type of graphical improvement. Maybe they will wait to mention that until we see actually screen shots but im a little worried.

    They never put graphical updates in these kind of “back of the box” features.
    I’m sure the graphic departmant hasn’t been doing nothing all year, these kind of guys love to test and push the new hardware. It’s more a matter of time, they usally reach “graphical maturity” in year 3 or 4 of a concole cycle.
    The only reservation I have is that it also needs to run on the older consoles so it won’t be a comlete overhaul. We should also take into consideration that they had to optimize it for the Xbox console. But I have good hope they will come through with at keast better lighting and improved grass and dirt
    LastActionHero
    I’m sure the graphic departmant hasn’t been doing nothing all year, these kind of guys love to test and push the new hardware. It’s more a matter of time, they usally reach “graphical maturity” in year 3 or 4 of a concole cycle.
    The only reservation I have is that it also needs to run on the older consoles so it won’t be a comlete overhaul. We should also take into consideration that they had to optimize it for the Xbox console. But I have good hope they will come through with at keast better lighting and improved grass and dirt

    What did 2k do with NBA? The PS5 version of 2K21 looks like a big leap in the graphics department. how did that affect the PS4 version?
    enright6
    What did 2k do with NBA? The PS5 version of 2K21 looks like a big leap in the graphics department. how did that affect the PS4 version?

    Don’t know, haven’t played that game.
    All I’m saying is that the fact they haven’t put anything graphics related on the feature sheet doesn’t mean nothing is graphically upgraded because they never put that stuff on.
    If they roll out the Twitch stream schedule and non has anything to say about graphical upgrades then I start to worry.
    The way I'm looking at this is...the safest bet is to get the $85 Jackie Robinson version that gets you current and next gen versions, right?
    '20 is awesome on PS5 since it runs so well. And I'm assuming the PS4 version of '21 will be almost identical to '20. So this way, if for some reason the PS5 version of '21 isn't up to my liking, let's say I feel the next gen version is sluggish like I always felt the Show was on PS4, well at least I'll have the current gen version to download and play if I wanted to.
    Anyone else thinking the same? I already pre ordered the next gen version on Series X but am considering cancelling that for the Jackie Robinson edition. Thanks!
    enright6
    What did 2k do with NBA? The PS5 version of 2K21 looks like a big leap in the graphics department. how did that affect the PS4 version?

    PS4 version looks the same as in years past. Only graphical updates came to the next gen versions.
    franch1se
    This is going to be the longest 4 day wait ever from 4/16 until 4/20.

    I'm on the long 67 day wait till 4/16. I'm making 4/16-4/20 a 4 day weekend. and I know it's gonna fly by :(
    Roadjourney
    Quick question for xbox users. Are all editions digital downloads? Or do you have to buy the digital deluxe edition?

    Depends. Microsoft store = digital download. Gamestop/Best buy pre-order = physical + digital code for Series X
    Caulfield
    didn't know that, I guess that's to keep people from selling their ps5 digital code, I'm assuming

    It could be that this is a PS4 edition with a $10 upgrade to PS5 digital code rather than a code for PS5's full retail game with the PS4 disc edition. This would require you have the PS4 disc inserted to play. There are a few games that had these options like Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
    So I actually acquired a PS5 this week! I pre-ordered the JR edition, my question is... Even tho its a PS4 disc, I would enter the PS5 code thing and get the PS5 stuff, right?
    Guess I'm just confused how this works.... Want to make sure I'm getting PS5 stuff, otherwise I'll just cancel and pre-order the PS5 version.
    The Kid 24
    So I actually acquired a PS5 this week! I pre-ordered the JR edition, my question is... Even tho its a PS4 disc, I would enter the PS5 code thing and get the PS5 stuff, right?
    Guess I'm just confused how this works.... Want to make sure I'm getting PS5 stuff, otherwise I'll just cancel and pre-order the PS5 version.

    CONGRATS!
    I secured my PS5 Disc yesterday through Playstation Direct. I've also got the JR Physical Collectors edition preordered.
    basically you get a PS4 disc copy of the game along with a PS5 download code for the PS5 version. You can download the PS5 version when it releases, but you will need to have the PS4 disc inserted whenever you want to play the game on PS5.
    dbekoscke
    CONGRATS!
    I secured my PS5 Disc yesterday through Playstation Direct. I've also got the JR Physical Collectors edition preordered.
    basically you get a PS4 disc copy of the game along with a PS5 download code for the PS5 version. You can download the PS5 version when it releases, but you will need to have the PS4 disc inserted whenever you want to play the game on PS5.

    Haha thanks!! You as well!
    Ok got it thanks, just wanted to make sure I'm getting PS5 stuff.
    I guessing PS5 will install both versions, then we would just have to delete PS4 or something... Idk guess we'll find out.
    Jeffrey Smith
    I just realized today that there is no MVP Edition this year.
    I got the MVP edition the last few years. Only 10$ more. The Jackie Robinson Edition is 30$ more.
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    I think the JR edition is the MVP edition per sae, thats what it says when I pre-ordered from Gamestop.
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    The Kid 24
    I think the JR edition is the MVP edition per sae, thats what it says when I pre-ordered from Gamestop.
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    But the price point is higher than the usual MVP edition. I get that you’re paying for both the PS4 and PS5 versions but I won’t be able to get a PS5 anytime soon.
    I’d gladly pay $10 extra for early access but I have a hard time to justify $30 extra for 4 days early.
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    Jeffrey Smith
    I just realized today that there is no MVP Edition this year.
    I got the MVP edition the last few years. Only 10$ more. The Jackie Robinson Edition is 30$ more.
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    I thought there was a JR version that was $15 more than standard (at least digitally). The +$30 version included a lot of extra DD stuff and stubs iirc. Can't link or check now but I can once I'm off work
    Edit: I linked it earlier in this thread - post #27. $84.99. And that includes BOTH PS4 and PS5 digital entitlement.
    Edit 2: I realized that I'm only thinking from a PS5 owner's perspective here. There's no collectors edition solely for PS4 afaik, so the cheapest JR version is $25 more than the PS4 standard.
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    bcruise
    I thought there was a JR version that was $15 more than standard (at least digitally). The +$30 version included a lot of extra DD stuff and stubs iirc. Can't link or check now but I can once I'm off work
    Edit: I linked it earlier in this thread - post #27. $84.99. And that includes BOTH PS4 and PS5 digital entitlement.
    Edit 2: I realized that I'm only thinking from a PS5 owner's perspective here. There's no collectors edition solely for PS4 afaik, so the cheapest JR version is $25 more than the PS4 standard.
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    Up here in Canada the standard edition PS4 is $80 and I’m sure I saw the cheapest Jackie version was $110.
    Maybe I’m missing one in between?
    Did they not give early access just for pre ordering even the standard edition previously? I can’t remember.
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