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MLB The Show 21 Stadium Creator Revealed in Next-Gen Teaser

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MLB The Show 21 Stadium Creator Revealed in Next-Gen Teaser

San Diego Studio has released a new video teasing next-gen enhancements coming to MLB The Show 21. The teaser included the previously leaked stadium creator, as well as some other next-gen upgrades. The MLB The Show 21 create-a-stadium feature is coming to next-gen consoles at release. It was also noted that create-a-stadium will not make it into PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles.

For years, stadium creator was withheld from current-gen consoles because the game lacked the memory space to include such a feature, according to SDS. With this announcement today, it seems like SDS was not yanking our chain on that one.

In any case, the addition of stadium creator on next-gen consoles will undoubtedly excite those who are lucky enough to already have PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Some of the things the stadium creator feature will offer includes varying wall dimensions, wall colors, several different scenic backdrops, different grandstand layouts, scoreboards/jumbotrons, and more.

mlb the show 21 stadium creator

The video was not clear as to whether create-a-stadium is going to make it into Diamond Dynasty or into online play, but that sort of thing should be cleared up in the weeks to come. As has been heavily discussed, the inclusion of create-a-stadium and custom wall dimensions in Diamond Dynasty does raise some concerns among the community. How that would be handled and regulated would be key in terms of community adoption and approval.

From the looks of it, many of the pieces users can play with to customize their stadiums are pre-built assets from other parks. In the screenshots provided, it appears the Tiger from Comerica Park is featured, apartment buildings from other stadiums are re-utilized, and the batter’s eye from a familiar minor league park is built into the new, custom stadiums.

I would assume there’s much more to share about the feature as a whole, and we can expect that in a “feature premier” down the road.

mlb the show 21 next-gen

Among the other features teased in today’s video, 4K/60 frames-per-second graphics have made their way in as well. This probably won’t come as a huge shock to consumers as the PS4 Pro version, boosted on the PlayStation 5, is running at a pretty crispy 4K/60 fps right now. That said, with the added graphical upgrades coming to this year’s game on next-gen consoles, the promotion of the graphical fidelity is certainly reassuring.

There will also be DualSense support on the PlayStation 5, suggesting the utilization of haptic feedback. 3-D audio will also be implemented into this year’s game on next-generation consoles.

From a graphical standpoint, it does appear facial hair textures received a boost in this year’s game. Specifically, Fernando Tatis Jr.’s beard looks much more refined in this trailed than it looked in MLB The Show 20.

mlb the show 21 next-gen graphics

On more of a speculative level, the stitching around numbers and names on jerseys may have received some attention as well. That said, as a whole, graphical upgrades don’t seem to be featured much here when you’re not super zoomed in on the player. Instead, it seems like the focus was on improving performance and using the new PS5 features. MLB The Show did not blow people away the first year it jumped to next-gen consoles during the last era, so if the “wow” graphical moments are a delayed by a year like they were during the jump to the PS4 era, that would not be totally surprising.

The first “feature premier” is scheduled to air on March 11 at 3 p.m. PST. That will be a much deeper dive into the game than these teasers have been. The first premier will highlight “Tailored Gameplay, Pinpoint Pitching, and Hitting engine updates.”

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  1. Well that does it, I have to get my hands on a Series S.....oh wait there's not enough supply and I can't find one. Sony and Microsoft need to step up that production!
    baconbits11
    Well that does it, I have to get my hands on a Series S.....oh wait there's not enough supply and I can't find one. Sony and Microsoft need to step up that production!

    There are S bundles up on Best Buy right now.
    Well there’s an upgrade worth next gen. Actually probably a big reason graphical upgrades aren’t fully there.
    It’s ok, I’ll take that and the smooth sweet frame rate.
    Edit::
    After watching, definitely can see an improvement in details but wondering how much that’ll matter when not in replay zoomed in. Either way, I’m excited!
    TheBleedingRed21
    Well there’s an upgrade worth next gen. Actually probably a big reason graphical upgrades aren’t fully there.
    It’s ok, I’ll take that and the smooth sweet frame rate.

    Yeah, agree that it didn't look too different visually. That's a little disappointing, but I will always take a graphical tradeoff for higher framerate/better performance.
    It ain't like the PS4 graphics were ugly, anyway...
    bcruise
    Yeah, agree that it didn't look too different visually. That's a little disappointing, but I will always take a graphical tradeoff for higher framerate/better performance.
    It ain't like the PS4 graphics were ugly, anyway...

    Not sure if you played the stress test and cannot speak specifically on it, but 4K at 60FPS without a SINGLE hitch.. that upgrade is worthy on its own. I couldn’t dare play anything less moving forward.
    TheBleedingRed21
    Well there’s an upgrade worth next gen. Actually probably a big reason graphical upgrades aren’t fully there.
    It’s ok, I’ll take that and the smooth sweet frame rate.
    Edit::
    After watching, definitely can see an improvement in details but wondering how much that’ll matter when not in replay zoomed in. Either way, I’m excited!

    Most games have no graphical upgrades. Hitman 3 looks the same on both PS5 and PS4
    Just please let me have multiple ones in franchise mode so I can create a new stadium for the Jays and move some team to Montreal to play in the Big O :y220:
    Tomba
    grass is still last gen....
    facepalm

    You seriously do nothing but look for things to complain about. Considering that the graphics stream is at the end of the cycle and the giant beta build disclaimer on this trailer, maybe, just maybe all the next gen graphics features aren't in yet. You'd think someone who is never satisfied would just leave but nope, here you are year after year to crap on everything before the game is even released.
    TheBleedingRed21
    Not sure if you played the stress test and cannot speak specifically on it, but 4K at 60FPS without a SINGLE hitch.. that upgrade is worthy on its own. I couldn’t dare play anything less moving forward.

    That, and add in quicker load times due to the SSDs and stadium creator, and I don't see how anyone could be upset with the first attempt at next-gen builds.
    Heck, with SSDs on the PS5/XSXS we might be able to load into a game in less than 5 seconds from the menu if it's anything like NBA 2k21.
    I wonder if we'll be able to download other people's created parks, that would be pretty cool.
    Tatis looked pretty damn good in those short PS5 clips too. I can't wait for this game!
    TheBleedingRed21
    Not sure if you played the stress test and cannot speak specifically on it, but 4K at 60FPS without a SINGLE hitch.. that upgrade is worthy on its own. I couldn’t dare play anything less moving forward.
    Yep, can't comment specifically on the stress test, but anyone who has a next gen console should be excited about this game on PS5 and Series X!
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    bayman
    You seriously do nothing but look for things to complain about. Considering that the graphics stream is at the end of the cycle and the giant beta build disclaimer on this trailer, maybe, just maybe all the next gen graphics features aren't in yet. You'd think someone who is never satisfied would just leave but nope, here you are year after year to crap on everything before the game is even released.

    touche' you got me
    forgive me for wanting that ONE thing every year
    Tomba
    touche' you got me
    forgive me for wanting that ONE thing every year

    At least wait until the final product is shown before complaining. There are lots of people who already wrote this year off as having nothing new from the first couple videos, and look, a big new feature announced today that they didn't immediately reveal.
    I will admit that I thought the was going to turn on to be a false rumor. I am actually impressed that they did it.
    Honestly if we can at least carry over rosters, I make no apologies that I will not play this game without Bacons Roster ever again, and there are some significant additions to Franchise. This might be a pickup sooner rather than later. But as I have no plans to pickup a next gen console until at least Christmas at the earliest, it will not be a day one pick up. Also if nothing has been done to Franchise or it has diminished in any way this feature is not enough alone to me for it to warrant a pick up.
    The Kid 24
    Hopefully Nike catchers equipment is the next next-gen thing.... Haha!!!
    Sorry guys, everyone knows how much I want something this simple in the game!

    LOL You and this topic were a leading conversation on Bacons stream last night. We are all pulling for you me man.
    The Kid 24
    Hopefully Nike catchers equipment is the next next-gen thing.... Haha!!!
    Sorry guys, everyone knows how much I want something this simple in the game!

    and we love you for it
    we want what we want but get what we need I guess
    Bullit
    LOL You and this topic were a leading conversation on Bacons stream last night. We are all pulling for you me man.

    Haha nice, I'm gonna have to check that out!
    WOW what a huge let down that video was!!!!!! :(
    Sorry but that does not look NEXT GEN in any way shape or form.
    Sad just sad :(
    I really thought you would easily see a a difference between PS4 and PS5 versions and boy was I wrong.
    How was 2K developers able to make NBA2K21 so eye popping?
    After seeing this video I clearly should have not sold my PS4 Pro just to be able to play MLB The Show 21 on PS5.
    I love guys who come on here to complain-
    Create A Stadium- Holy S***
    Framerate upgrade- Hell ya
    As a Offline only player im Pumped
    The only thing that sucks is having to wait til the 17th
    Me personally I wasnt expecting anything HUGE with graphics due to Pandemic and SDS going cross platform and 2nd Gen
    Visually, very underwhelming, looks just like it has done for years. But if it runs smoother then that's a huge bonus (frankly it was almost embarrassing how it couldn't run real life stadiums online without issues)
    As for stadium creator, it's a nice addition, hopefully it's done well and built on in the future. We only saw a couple of little bits so it was hard to say, the parks looked pretty similar to me with just different stuff in the background, but it's a long overdue step in the right direction. I'd have to guess they are offline only for now, as I don't see how you can have cross play when only next gen players can have the created stadiums?
    I wasn't expecting graphical upgrades in the first year, just like the show 14 on PS4. Maybe next year. It would have been nice if they touched up the grass and dirt, which look the same from the PS3 era.
    BigOscar
    Visually, very underwhelming, looks just like it has done for years. But if it runs smoother then that's a huge bonus (frankly it was almost embarrassing how it couldn't run real life stadiums online without issues)
    As for stadium creator, it's a nice addition, hopefully it's done well and built on in the future. We only saw a couple of little bits so it was hard to say, the parks looked pretty similar to me with just different stuff in the background, but it's a long overdue step in the right direction. I'd have to guess they are offline only for now, as I don't see how you can have cross play when only next gen players can have the created stadiums?

    That's....a really good point, actually. So it comes back to the question of what exactly is cross-compatible with each other. If PS5 and PS4 players can play each other for example, then I'd have to say it probably wouldn't be in for DD. If the two next-gens can only play one another, then it might have a chance of being in DD.
    Lisac
    I love guys who come on here to complain-
    Create A Stadium- Holy S***
    Framerate upgrade- Hell ya
    As a Offline only player im Pumped
    The only thing that sucks is having to wait til the 17th
    Me personally I wasnt expecting anything HUGE with graphics due to Pandemic and SDS going cross platform and 2nd Gen

    I been buying MLB The Show since day one so I have every right to come here and complain!
    And there's a lot to complain about.
    The Grass and Dirt is still ugly as heck!
    tnixen
    WOW what a huge let down that video was!!!!!! :(
    Sorry but that does not look NEXT GEN in any way shape or form.
    Sad just sad :(
    I really thought you would easily see a a difference between PS4 and PS5 versions and boy was I wrong.
    How was 2K developers able to make NBA2K21 so eye popping?
    After seeing this video I clearly should have not sold my PS4 Pro just to be able to play MLB The Show 21 on PS5.

    Were you anticipating 8k or something?
    EmpireWF
    Were you anticipating 8k or something?

    No
    I was expecting the grass and dirt, Stadiums and players not to still look like PS4 version.
    tnixen
    WOW what a huge let down that video was!!!!!! :(
    Sorry but that does not look NEXT GEN in any way shape or form.
    Sad just sad :(
    I really thought you would easily see a a difference between PS4 and PS5 versions and boy was I wrong.
    How was 2K developers able to make NBA2K21 so eye popping?
    After seeing this video I clearly should have not sold my PS4 Pro just to be able to play MLB The Show 21 on PS5.

    i dont think any next gen game so far since launch has reached ps5 graphics level yet , give it a year or so to reach its potential
    Call me crazy, but I was hoping for YEARS that the next gen cycle would rewrite player models. They have been dated for so long, and are becoming an eye sore compared to how 2K's player models look.
    Its a bit more forgiving in an NFL/NHL sport. Not in the MLB.
    At least the Stadium Creator is a much requested feature getting delivered. I hope it is in depth, and not like 3 styles for each stadium section.
    Bullit
    I will admit that I thought the was going to turn on to be a false rumor. I am actually impressed that they did it.
    Honestly if we can at least carry over rosters, I make no apologies that I will not play this game without Bacons Roster ever again, and there are some significant additions to Franchise. This might be a pickup sooner rather than later. But as I have no plans to pickup a next gen console until at least Christmas at the earliest, it will not be a day one pick up. Also if nothing has been done to Franchise or it has diminished in any way this feature is not enough alone to me for it to warrant a pick up.

    Bullit we see the game pretty much the same way. We adore the series, we love Bacon’s roster and our carry over franchises.
    If 21 had Y2Y it would be a day one. There was never a question about it.
    The roster import feature going away still has not been confirmed. But I do not like when that question is asked repeatedly and we get silence.
    If we are able to transfer all the rosters we have on 20 to 21 then I can definitely see myself picking it up down the road to play.
    I do not see anything significant with the PS4 version in franchise mode being done other than some new UI screen. I really don’t. I also do not see expanded rosters happening right now. I could be wrong.....want to be wrong.
    We will find out everything soon enough this month and of course have to wait till April for any morsel of franchise mode news.
    20 is more than enough to hold me over until better things hopefully come about for the next gen version of the game in a few years. Make no mistake.....it will take a few years as long as PS4 is still supported (at least 21 and 22 maybe even 23 too there are far too many PS4 consoles and XBOX One’s to capitalize on) Same thing happened on PS4. The game did not take off till MLB 17 and that was the year they dropped making a PS3 version of the game.
    tnixen
    I been buying MLB The Show since day one so I have every right to come here and complain!
    And there's a lot to complain about.
    The Grass and Dirt is still ugly as heck!
    It also said that it was a beta version of next gen in the video so we may not be seeing all the graphic enhancements yet. I'm not saying that they DID upgrade the grass and dirt, I'm just saying it's not the final product. I'm going to reserve judgement on that until we see the next gen stream.
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    WaddupCouzin
    Stadium Creator! I can give my Beloved TB RAYS the stadium they deserve in TAMPA on the WATER!
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    Hopefully we get enough options
    IHateDuke32
    I wonder if we'll be able to download other people's created parks, that would be pretty cool.
    Tatis looked pretty damn good in those short PS5 clips too. I can't wait for this game!

    They better add a stadium vault or it would be a huge letdown.
    It is a little concerning or disappointing that over half of the “next gen reveal” video isn’t footage from the game.
    It really looks like a frame rate / slight texture and resolution upgrade but nothing major for next gen besides the create a stadium feature. Was hoping for cloth physics or other game engine upgrades.
    Archie56
    It also said that it was a beta version of next gen in the video so we may not be seeing all the graphic enhancements yet. I'm not saying that they DID upgrade the grass and dirt, I'm just saying it's not the final product. I'm going to reserve judgement on that until we see the next gen stream.
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    A good point but every single year that gets mentioned early on but there has never been a significant change in graphics from the preliminary beta footage until release
    bp4baseball
    It is a little concerning or disappointing that over half of the “next gen reveal” video isn’t footage from the game.
    It really looks like a frame rate / slight texture and resolution upgrade but nothing major for next gen besides the create a stadium feature. Was hoping for cloth physics or other game engine upgrades.

    Granted the puppets are a bit fun, but the fact that these SHORT of videos show more puppets than actual game is not good imo. But I am no marketing guru and maybe people prefer to see that.
    baconbits11
    Well that does it, I have to get my hands on a Series S.....oh wait there's not enough supply and I can't find one. Sony and Microsoft need to step up that production!

    Its crazy how hard it is to get one. Was lucky to get both but still haven't opened the series x yet. Always been a ps guy
    Never have pre-release videos on youtube looked as good as the final product...never.
    1. I thought the face of Tatis looked phenomenal. If this is what i can expect going forward I’m in. Currently I’m playing 2020 on the PS5 too, so I was impressed.
    2. I’m not worried about what the stadium builder graphics look like at this point.
    Just let us import those rosters SDS.
    Tatis’s face looked amazing, but where I think the leap needs to be is for players who don’t have a face scan. Right now, there are far too many players who look nothing like their real life counterpart. And the better the face scanned players look, the more the generic ones will stand out.
    soxnut1018
    Tatis’s face looked amazing, but where I think the leap needs to be is for players who don’t have a face scan. Right now, there are far too many players who look nothing like their real life counterpart. And the better the face scanned players look, the more the generic ones will stand out.

    Let’s hope they went nex gen in the create-a-player options. If they don’t upgrade that it’s a waste.
    I am a big fan of the show and was fortunate enough to get a PS5 a few weeks ago. The load times and FPS will make a difference, although to me the show always loaded pretty quick (compared to Madden which is a dog on last gen but super fast on next gen).
    While I am sure the gameplay will be solid, one of the big selling points on next gen is the visual potential. If the finished product looks a lot different/better than what they show in this video then great, otherwise it looks like a polished ps4 game. For me, I may just download 20 onto my PS5 and roll with that this year and wait and see if 22 makes a leap. Especially at $70 bucks a crack for the game, it needs to be improved significantly (in multiple areas) to justify a year to year purchase.
    You can tell those that haven’t played this game at true 60FPS. It’s that big of a deal. So yeah, advertise the hell out of it. This is one game that is an eyesore from sub 60. At a locked 60, good night.
    They’ve said before, with a stadium creator, it would take a whole cycle, why act surprised about the graphic upgrades being more fidelity changes?
    Clearly grass and dirt need help but this game at 4K 60FPS, with minimal loading times, various enhanced visual fidelity, and a stadium creator? I’ll take it for a year they also had to completely get it ready for another system.
    Coach says that "I'm not supposed to tell ya..." makes me wonder if they didn't intend to put this video out or added to it due to the leak?
    Either way doesn't matter. While not a huge priority for myself, this is a big deal and big get for the Show community and I'm happy and excited for those that have waited years to have this feature in the game!
    And the face of Tatis...WOW!!!
    My hunt for a PS5 has just intensified :)
    TheBleedingRed21
    You can tell those that haven’t played this game at true 60FPS. It’s that big of a deal. So yeah, advertise the hell out of it. This is one game that is an eyesore from sub 60. At a locked 60, good night.
    They’ve said before, with a stadium creator, it would take a whole cycle, why act surprised about the graphic upgrades being more fidelity changes?
    Clearly grass and dirt need help but this game at 4K 60FPS, with minimal loading times, various enhanced visual fidelity, and a stadium creator? I’ll take it for a year they also had to completely get it ready for another system.

    I have no doubts in my mind that this game is going to be absolutely stunning on next gen.
    Like others in this thread have said, it looks amazing on PS4 already, and I believe you’ll notice the graphical improvements on next gen once you have it in your hands.
    I for one haven’t been this excited for an MLB The Show game since I first upgraded to PS3 way back in the day.
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    countryboy
    Coach says that "I'm not supposed to tell ya..." makes me wonder if they didn't intend to put this video out or added to it due to the leak?
    Either way doesn't matter. While not a huge priority for myself, this is a big deal and big get for the Show community and I'm happy and excited for those that have waited years to have this feature in the game!
    And the face of Tatis...WOW!!!
    My hunt for a PS5 has just intensified :)

    Playstation Direct. The random queue system they use is the best chance you have of getting one compared to buying online with a standard retailer. They tend to drop around 3pm eastern time a few days per week (at least recently). I was trying to get one since November (including on playstation direct) and was finally able get one through direct a few weeks back.
    GoBlue7
    Playstation Direct. The random queue system they use is the best chance you have of getting one compared to buying online with a standard retailer. They tend to drop around 3pm eastern time a few days per week (at least recently). I was trying to get one since November (including on playstation direct) and was finally able get one through direct a few weeks back.

    I gave up and went scalper. Had my money set aside last November. While up at the VA in San Diego two weeks ago saw an ad on FB for one at $750. Contacted the guy and he wanted to meet at the police station parking lot (guess he was suspicious of a possible stick-up), so knew the unit would be legit. Don’t regret it a bit.
    KnightTemplar
    I gave up and went scalper. Had my money set aside last November. While up at the VA in San Diego two weeks ago saw an ad on FB for one at $750. Contacted the guy and he wanted to meet at the police station parking lot (guess he was suspicious of a possible stick-up), so knew the unit would be legit. Don’t regret it a bit.

    What kind of reputation do you have on FB, that people feel the need to meet you at police stations? :lol:
    Glad you got one. :)
    GoBlue7
    Playstation Direct. The random queue system they use is the best chance you have of getting one compared to buying online with a standard retailer. They tend to drop around 3pm eastern time a few days per week (at least recently). I was trying to get one since November (including on playstation direct) and was finally able get one through direct a few weeks back.

    Thank you for the heads up
    countryboy
    What kind of reputation do you have on FB, that people feel the need to meet you at police stations? :lol:
    Glad you got one. :)

    Ha, let the kid know I’m a retired cop and concealed carry and that he was safe.
    KnightTemplar
    I gave up and went scalper. Had my money set aside last November. While up at the VA in San Diego two weeks ago saw an ad on FB for one at $750. Contacted the guy and he wanted to meet at the police station parking lot (guess he was suspicious of a possible stick-up), so knew the unit would be legit. Don’t regret it a bit.

    Glad you got one but I refuse to go the scalper route. Scalpers/bots are the main reason it is near impossible to get a system right now.
    So do we get year to year saves on current gen I see they got rid of it for stadium builder since that’s not for current gen what new feature are we getting?
    *preparing for disappointment*
    GoBlue7
    Glad you got one but I refuse to go the scalper route. Scalpers/bots are the main reason it is near impossible to get a system right now.

    My thought was I wasn’t waiting until June, or so to land one. Who knows when they will finally hit the stores. Plus this one was cheaper than what you see, i.e., $1,000.00, $1,200.00, etc.
    I wonder how this will all work. The stadiums they showed all looked like minor league stadiums. I hope you can build big modern stadiums. Will you be able to play in them online? Certainly not against PS4 gamers. Interested to learn more.
    GoBlue7
    Playstation Direct. The random queue system they use is the best chance you have of getting one compared to buying online with a standard retailer. They tend to drop around 3pm eastern time a few days per week (at least recently). I was trying to get one since November (including on playstation direct) and was finally able get one through direct a few weeks back.

    The way to go is the target app. I was shocked at how easily I got one. It took a couple of weeks, but if you follow the restock alert accounts on Twitter, download the target app, have your payment info already saved in the app it’s really easy. All you have to do is keep spamming the add to cart/payment button. I had to do it like 50 times, but I got one. Plus with target you pick it up yourself. You don’t have to worry about fed ex dropping it or your console just going missing. It’s all fake scarcity too. You just need to be prepared and you’ll get one.
    jimmy13
    I wonder how this will all work. The stadiums they showed all looked like minor league stadiums. I hope you can build big modern stadiums. Will you be able to play in them online? Certainly not against PS4 gamers. Interested to learn more.

    It wasn't all minor league stuff. In the 2nd screen they showed the "Cold Drink Steak House" is SDS' generic knockoff of Busch Stadium's "Budweiser Brew House" (along with the Ford sign just a short distance away from it). The scoreboard in CF is obviously not from Busch, though. So we might be able to take assets from existing stadiums and put them together in the creator.
    bcruise
    It wasn't all minor league stuff. In the 2nd screen they showed the "Cold Drink Steak House" is SDS' generic knockoff of Busch Stadium's "Budweiser Brew House" (along with the Ford sign just a short distance away from it). The scoreboard in CF is obviously not from Busch, though. So we might be able to take assets from existing stadiums and put them together in the creator.

    The stadiums themselves looked like small AAA stadiums.
    jimmy13
    The stadiums themselves looked like small AAA stadiums.

    Gotta stop jumping to conclusions. They showed what? 5-10 seconds worth? LOL.
    Wait until the stream and make judgements then.
    countryboy
    Coach says that "I'm not supposed to tell ya..." makes me wonder if they didn't intend to put this video out or added to it due to the leak?
    Either way doesn't matter. While not a huge priority for myself, this is a big deal and big get for the Show community and I'm happy and excited for those that have waited years to have this feature in the game!
    And the face of Tatis...WOW!!!
    My hunt for a PS5 has just intensified :)

    I noticed that as well... I bet this news wasnt gonna be released until next gen livestream in April.
    jimmy13
    The way to go is the target app. I was shocked at how easily I got one. It took a couple of weeks, but if you follow the restock alert accounts on Twitter, download the target app, have your payment info already saved in the app it’s really easy. All you have to do is keep spamming the add to cart/payment button. I had to do it like 50 times, but I got one. Plus with target you pick it up yourself. You don’t have to worry about fed ex dropping it or your console just going missing. It’s all fake scarcity too. You just need to be prepared and you’ll get one.

    I tried that route too (and best buy) and they were never in stock in my area. I agree, the stock alerts on twitter help. That is how I first learned of playstation direct before their drop schedule became somewhat predictable.
    I find it amazing how a new feature that many have been asking for gets revealed and so many are quick to dump on it from a 10 second video. Let’s just be happy it is here and reserve judgement until it is explained with more detail.
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    Cool they got this in although I dont really get the allure behind creating a ballpark when there is so many basic things like bullpen management still yet to be fixed.
    Jeffrey Smith
    Damn, it’ll be a year at least before I can upgrade to PS5. Still, I’m happy for those on next gen who’ve been pining for this.
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    You are better off waiting anyway. The Show will be a lot better on PS5 versus this years version.
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    hitman23
    You are better off waiting anyway. The Show will be a lot better on PS5 versus this years version.
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    While you are seeing into the future, let me know when College Football comes out and the next lottery ticker numbers.
    Stuff like this comes off as: “I couldn’t get a system or dont have a system, so I’m gonna say stuff to make those with next gen feel bad (or justify to yourself so you don’t “miss out”)”.
    Never get it.
    tnixen
    WOW what a huge let down that video was!!!!!! :(
    Sorry but that does not look NEXT GEN in any way shape or form.
    Sad just sad :(
    I really thought you would easily see a a difference between PS4 and PS5 versions and boy was I wrong.
    How was 2K developers able to make NBA2K21 so eye popping?
    After seeing this video I clearly should have not sold my PS4 Pro just to be able to play MLB The Show 21 on PS5.
    You never really see any graphic improvements in the first year of next generation for this game. You have to wait a year or two. Kind of surprised you were all expecting some huge improvement. Plus COVID-19 didn't help either.
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    TheBleedingRed21
    While you are seeing into the future, let me know when College Football comes out and the next lottery ticker numbers.
    Stuff like this comes off as: “I couldn’t get a system or dont have a system, so I’m gonna say stuff to make those with next gen feel bad (or justify to yourself so you don’t “miss out”)”.
    Never get it.
    It's the truth. Not everyone goes out an buys a system in it's first year.
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    Well this has brought me back to the forum. I’ve waited for this feature for literally 15 years since MVP Baseball went defunct. I’m so excited, and I’m so glad I already got my Series X. It looks to me like it will be super customizable which is great to see.
    It’s also hilarious to see the same people complaining when new features come out. Some things never change lol!
    TheBleedingRed21
    Gotta stop jumping to conclusions. They showed what? 5-10 seconds worth? LOL.
    Wait until the stream and make judgements then.

    I didn’t make any judgements or jump to conclusions. I just said I wonder if you’d be able to create big modern stadiums and what limitations will be. Why are some people on here so quick to snap on people. I haven’t said one critical thing about this game.
    I'm not sure if it really means anything but it's nice to see lineups of MLB teams on the scoreboards and not a Diamond Dynasty lineup. Gives me hope that this could be in Franchise mode. (Or maybe there's just generic lineups on all the scoreboards). Unless they've added logos to the team relocation suite, the whale/baseball statue logo seems out of place.
    Really disappointed that they still haven't figure out what dreads are supposed to look like. Hopefully they can get that fixed by time I buy The Show again.
    chainsaw4099
    so if you dont have a ps5 no stadium builder

    I'll be honest, I don't know how many people really expected different.
    Also, you can have one on the Xbox Series X, correct?
    jimmy13
    I didn’t make any judgements or jump to conclusions. I just said I wonder if you’d be able to create big modern stadiums and what limitations will be. Why are some people on here so quick to snap on people. I haven’t said one critical thing about this game.

    Who snapped brother? LOL. It’s a video game man. Relax. None of this is serious. Just said not much to go off by watching 5-10 seconds of it. Wait for the stream.
    ps1 to ps2 graphics were a massive jump
    ps2 to ps3 graphics were a rather big jump
    ps3 to ps4 not much of a jump
    ps4 to ps5 I I am struggling to tell the different apart from brightness.
    I have a PS5 but it's fast as hell easy load times. so that's where it is more powerful not really about graphics I am seeing so far.
    ninertravel
    ps1 to ps2 graphics were a massive jump
    ps2 to ps3 graphics were a rather big jump
    ps3 to ps4 not much of a jump
    ps4 to ps5 I I am struggling to tell the different apart from brightness.
    I have a PS5 but it's fast as hell easy load times. so that's where it is more powerful not really about graphics I am seeing so far.

    Ps2 to ps3 was The Show 07 I believe that wasn’t that much of a change but the year after (The Show 08) you saw a big jump in lighting and visuals that made it truly next gen in that time.
    The Kid 24
    Hopefully Nike catchers equipment is the next next-gen thing.... Haha!!!
    Sorry guys, everyone knows how much I want something this simple in the game!
    But if they add it, then we will never hear from you again bc that's literally the only thing you ask for every single year C'mon SDS, make the man happy and give him his Nike catcher gear!
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    hitman23
    It's the truth. Not everyone goes out an buys a system in it's first year.
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    Also people saying just go get a PS5 full of crap because you can’t get one
    I see you SDS...
    How about you put a big guitar scoreboard in the assets and I'll see about buying a PS5?
    Seriously, if it's THAT customizable, I'll get as many details about my ballpark to whoever is going to remake FHP. I'll even tell you about all the how section 102, row D, seat 3 doesn't exist because we removed it because the concrete keeps breaking off over there.
    Armor and Sword
    Bullit we see the game pretty much the same way. We adore the series, we love Bacon’s roster and our carry over franchises.
    If 21 had Y2Y it would be a day one. There was never a question about it.
    The roster import feature going away still has not been confirmed. But I do not like when that question is asked repeatedly and we get silence.
    If we are able to transfer all the rosters we have on 20 to 21 then I can definitely see myself picking it up down the road to play.
    I do not see anything significant with the PS4 version in franchise mode being done other than some new UI screen. I really don’t. I also do not see expanded rosters happening right now. I could be wrong.....want to be wrong.
    We will find out everything soon enough this month and of course have to wait till April for any morsel of franchise mode news.
    20 is more than enough to hold me over until better things hopefully come about for the next gen version of the game in a few years. Make no mistake.....it will take a few years as long as PS4 is still supported (at least 21 and 22 maybe even 23 too there are far too many PS4 consoles and XBOX One’s to capitalize on) Same thing happened on PS4. The game did not take off till MLB 17 and that was the year they dropped making a PS3 version of the game.

    I am also very interested for the other shoe to drop. I am wondering what is being taken out of the game? No big feature has been added without something being removed. I don't care that they are moving to a new platform. Something will most likely be removed. We already know YTY is out, but what else?
    My questions for this Stadium Creator are pretty simple and I am sure will be answered in time. How many can we create? Can we choose where to use them? Are they only tied to Create a Team or Re Location?
    Well the fact that stadium creator is only on ps5 goes the thearoy of why y2y saves is gone. because that option could be there for ps4
    I am still gong to blame it being on the Xbox for that reason. because it has no prior past therefore a feature that is not needed separated for the Play Station
    ninertravel
    ps1 to ps2 graphics were a massive jump
    ps2 to ps3 graphics were a rather big jump
    ps3 to ps4 not much of a jump
    ps4 to ps5 I I am struggling to tell the different apart from brightness.
    I have a PS5 but it's fast as hell easy load times. so that's where it is more powerful not really about graphics I am seeing so far.

    This is the very definition of The Law of Diminishing Returns.
    The jump in graphical fidelity is less and less every generation. The polygons that make up the game are getting to the point where you can't make them look any better. And getting close to the limit of how many can even be used.
    This is where necessity breeds invention. I feel like soon, and by soon, I mean within the next 10-20 years, we will become immersed in games with VR and things that probably haven't even been invented yet.
    It's an inevitability in order for gaming to thrive into the future.
    ninertravel
    ps1 to ps2 graphics were a massive jump
    ps2 to ps3 graphics were a rather big jump
    ps3 to ps4 not much of a jump
    ps4 to ps5 I I am struggling to tell the different apart from brightness.
    I have a PS5 but it's fast as hell easy load times. so that's where it is more powerful not really about graphics I am seeing so far.

    I'm primarily a high end PC gamer, and the PS5 is a very capable system. The PS4 and the Pro were very under powered and borderline obselete from a hardware perspective when they first came out, let alone all these years later. The difference in PS4 and what's capable on PS5 is a world of difference, like so much more and far advanced that it's laughable. Give the PS5 some time, it'll get much better.
    knucklecutter
    I'm primarily a high end PC gamer, and the PS5 is a very capable system. The PS4 and the Pro were very under powered and borderline obselete from a hardware perspective when they first came out, let alone all these years later. The difference in PS4 and what's capable on PS5 is a world of difference, like so much more and far advanced that it's laughable. Give the PS5 some time, it'll get much better.

    Hoping for ray tracing. Pretty sure it's not in this year. I think that will be a huge step up.
    One thing I noticed (and I tend to look for it every year) is they haven't shown a single nighttime shot yet. Not in a last-gen video, not in a current-gen video.
    It's likely because they're still working on the lighting of course, but it always gets me excited that perhaps this is the year they finally figured out some of the nighttime transition woes that plagued it in the past. They've improved the night skies over time, but there is so much more that can be done. With them going to PS5 and XSX, maybe they finally have it, and haven't yet shown it.
    Oh, please impress me SDS! :59:
    This video is cleary just to hype the coverboy and to announce stadium creator for next gen. I think it says nothing about other visual upgrades that (might) have been done. Ok no new player models but I still have hope for field upgrades, improved backdrops, more detailed crowds etc.
    I remember years back in a graphics stream one of the devs said like “oh yeah we also made the infield dirt look wet and then it dries up during the progression of the first few innings.” Every year they inprove things that they not specifically mention beforehand.
    Now I just hope the breadcrums are replaced with some proper 3d rendered dirt and grass haha.
    Wow! This looks much more detailed than I thought it was going to be. All the hours I usually spend editing CAPs might start going to stadiums.
    Well, that is if I can manage to find a PS5 to buy this year lol.
    People expecting some massive graphic improvement on the PS5 and Series X are being a bit unrealistic in their expectations. As someone who does have a PS5 and has played several games that have been updated to take advantage of the PS5 I can't say that any game has blown me away graphically.
    Most improvements have been along the lines of making games run steadily at 60fps and adding in features like ray tracing. Many games already had 4K graphics and textures. There is only so much that they can do and still keep the FPS at a solid 60fps.
    PVarck31
    This is the very definition of The Law of Diminishing Returns.
    The jump in graphical fidelity is less and less every generation. The polygons that make up the game are getting to the point where you can't make them look any better. And getting close to the limit of how many can even be used.
    This is where necessity breeds invention. I feel like soon, and by soon, I mean within the next 10-20 years, we will become immersed in games with VR and things that probably haven't even been invented yet.
    It's an inevitability in order for gaming to thrive into the future.

    I remember back in the PS1 days, people would talk that games would be photorealistic by now. What you just said about polygons make photorealism impossible.
    baconbits11
    I remember back in the PS1 days, people would talk that games would be photorealistic by now. What you just said about polygons make photorealism impossible.

    People just don’t seem to understand how graphics get created. A real artist has to still model everything and texture it. Models now take longer than ever, months and months and months of all day work. They don’t just magically piece things together and new models appear. Add this on top of different body styles, different lighting, and the amount of players, stadium detail, etc.. to expect them to completely change how the game looked was setting your own self up for disappointment. The quicker people learn to temper expectations to a realistic level, the happier they’ll be. You aren’t going to see generational leaps like you did, not that simple anymore, you aren’t multiplying the poly counts like the older generation leaps.
    Here’s a great article for anyone who doesn’t understand the evolution of graphics:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.playstation.com/2019/12/16/the-polygonal-evolution-of-5-iconic-playstation-characters/amp/
    baconbits11
    I remember back in the PS1 days, people would talk that games would be photorealistic by now. What you just said about polygons make photorealism impossible.

    People just don’t seem to understand how graphics get created. A real artist has to still model everything and texture it. Models now take longer than ever, months and months and months of all day work. They don’t just magically piece things together and new models appear. Add this on top of different body styles and the amount of players, stadium detail, etc.. to expect them to completely change how the game looked was setting your own self up for disappointment. The quicker people learn to temper expectations to a realistic level, the happier they’ll be. You aren’t going to see generational leaps like you did, not that simple anymore.
    Here’s a great article for anyone who doesn’t understand the evolution of graphics:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.playstation.com/2019/12/16/the-polygonal-evolution-of-5-iconic-playstation-characters/amp/
    Happy for those that have a PS5/XBSX, as I know Stadium Creator has been a long-requested feature.
    Feel like it's going to be a long wait until we get Franchise news. That's what I'm most curious about heading into 21's release.
    Dolenz
    People expecting some massive graphic improvement on the PS5 and Series X are being a bit unrealistic in their expectations. As someone who does have a PS5 and has played several games that have been updated to take advantage of the PS5 I can't say that any game has blown me away graphically.
    Most improvements have been along the lines of making games run steadily at 60fps and adding in features like ray tracing. Many games already had 4K graphics and textures. There is only so much that they can do and still keep the FPS at a solid 60fps.

    You know, it's funny... I have been waiting for a console generation to kind of do this, and now that it's here, I'm a bit ho-hum about the idea. I think it's because I already own a PS4 Pro. Maybe if that didn't exist, then it would entice me more.
    That being said, I'm fine with the idea for now until the next console generation. I think we need other technology to make leaps and bounds so the number of developers and designers out there can get their artistic liberties out the way they intended.
    I'm personally holding out on the PS5 Pro, since I'm backlogged enough on PS4 as is. Until then, if this game ever hits PC with a stadium creator one of these years, I'm absolutely in.
    Isn't the problem of achieving photo realistic graphics due to the cost of hardware and achieving a reasonable console price. There's only so much your going to be able to put into a $500 console. Seems unless the hardware fell in price significantly it's going to continue to be small incremental steps. Unless some revolutionary new cheap tech happens. Well I mean they could make a console that's a few grand but people are upset about games costing $70 so I don't think a console costing in the 1000s is going to fly.
    As expected. A lot of us have been saying stadium creator will only be next gen and despite some arguments saying we were wrong...
    Well we weren’t. It just didn’t make sense to be in both gens since they said for years it was a next gen thing. Very excited for the future of this series again.
    Blzer
    You know, it's funny... I have been waiting for a console generation to kind of do this, and now that it's here, I'm a bit ho-hum about the idea. I think it's because I already own a PS4 Pro. Maybe if that didn't exist, then it would entice me more.
    That being said, I'm fine with the idea for now until the next console generation. I think we need other technology to make leaps and bounds so the number of developers and designers out there can get their artistic liberties out the way they intended.
    I'm personally holding out on the PS5 Pro, since I'm backlogged enough on PS4 as is. Until then, if this game ever hits PC with a stadium creator one of these years, I'm absolutely in.

    If and when you get the PS5, you will notice the leaps in technology immediately. People just like to use graphics as the end all comparison.
    As a fellow PC gamer, you’ll appreciate the next gen, I promise. Load times blow even the nicest PCs away tbh. But I love my PC more and always will, however, next gen finally feels close.
    Definitely wasn’t wowed by the graphics like 2k but I def like the create a stadium option. Sucks that those without a next Gen won’t be able to use it. Wouldn’t be surprised to see people cancel their preorders on last Gen, seems like the biggest upgrade is for us who have a next Gen console.
    WaddupCouzin
    Stadium Creator! I can give my Beloved TB RAYS the stadium they deserve in TAMPA on the WATER!
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    My dad helped build the Trop and he thought it sucked then lol I'm giving them a new place too. And I hope the Tampa/St Pete area gets the money to fund the real team soon!!
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    TheBleedingRed21
    If and when you get the PS5, you will notice the leaps in technology immediately. People just like to use graphics as the end all comparison.
    As a fellow PC gamer, you’ll appreciate the next gen, I promise. Load times blow even the nicest PCs away tbh. But I love my PC more and always will, however, next gen finally feels close.
    There is a HUGE difference in these new consoles, and if people don't have one, they don't understand how big of a difference it actually is. It's Definitely not all about graphics, games just FEEL different. After playing the tech test on PS5, I truly think that many people will come around and realize it's not all about graphics. Shoot, even The Show 20 looks and feels different on the PS5. I came from playing on the Pro and even still, the difference was incredible.
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    Archie56
    Shoot, even The Show 20 looks and feels different on the PS5. I came from playing on the Pro and even still, the difference was incredible.
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    Yep. The depth/separation between the player models and the environment is really noticeable.
    Archie56
    There is a HUGE difference in these new consoles, and if people don't have one, they don't understand how big of a difference it actually is. It's Definitely not all about graphics, games just FEEL different. After playing the tech test on PS5, I truly think that many people will come around and realize it's not all about graphics. Shoot, even The Show 20 looks and feels different on the PS5. I came from playing on the Pro and even still, the difference was incredible.
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    You really feel the difference is "incredible" when comparing Playing on PS4 Pro and now PS5?
    Your excitement makes it even hard for me waiting for the PS5 :)
    KnightTemplar
    Yep. The depth/separation between the player models and the environment is really noticeable.

    Could you please explain this a little more?
    tnixen
    You really feel the difference is "incredible" when comparing Playing on PS4 Pro and now PS5?
    Your excitement makes it even hard for me waiting for the PS5 :)
    Yep I sure do. Others may feel differently and we all have our own opinions, but for me, there was a huge difference going from the Pro to the PS5
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    tnixen
    You really feel the difference is "incredible" when comparing Playing on PS4 Pro and now PS5?
    Your excitement makes it even hard for me waiting for the PS5 :)

    Being able to play in a 4K mode that has no framerate drops (on back-compatible MLB '20), is a pretty significant difference to me, yes. Even if it's still the same game.
    MLB '21 on next-gen appears to be fairly similar graphics-wise to PS4 from what we've seen so far, so I'd be pretty surprised if there was much - if any - dropoff in performance from that.
    tnixen
    Could you please explain this a little more?

    It doesn’t look so one dimensional. This is a youtube video and it still doesn’t show the clarity, color, etc of actually playing the game on your t.v. But notice LeMehieu in the box with Judge behind him. (OF course I think the t.v. You’re using can effect this)
    https://youtu.be/8JcFzTZTjsk
    Again it’s a youtube video, so I believe it gets compressed, losing some clarity.
    Archie56
    Yep I sure do. Others may feel differently and we all have our own opinions, but for me, there was a huge difference going from the Pro to the PS5
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    When I cranked it up....one word....”whoa!”. It can’t be really shown in a youtube video, or screen shot. I have great expectations for the PS5 game.
    bcruise
    Being able to play in a 4K mode that has no framerate drops (on back-compatible MLB '20), is a pretty significant difference to me, yes. Even if it's still the same game.
    MLB '21 on next-gen appears to be fairly similar graphics-wise to PS4 from what we've seen so far, so I'd be pretty surprised if there was much - if any - dropoff in performance from that.

    Given the power in these next gen consoles, they’re built for 4K 60FPS minimum. If/when graphics do get a major upgrade, I would bet about anything you’ll still get 4K 60FPS.
    MLB 20 on PS4 doesn’t even remotely test the system so maintaining 60FPS with enhancements sure won’t be an issue.
    KnightTemplar
    It doesn’t look so one dimensional. This is a youtube video and it still doesn’t show the clarity, color, etc of actually playing the game on your t.v. But notice LeMehieu in the box with Judge behind him. (OF course I think the t.v. You’re using can effect this)
    https://youtu.be/8JcFzTZTjsk
    Again it’s a youtube video, so I believe it gets compressed, losing some clarity.

    Sounds good :)
    Youtube definitely does not show the best quality.
    I guess I will be in for a nice treat when I finally get my PS5 :)
    Thanks
    If anyone want's to see what photo realistic graphics look like, check out Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
    With a powerful graphics card it's amazing what they achieved with graphics.
    TheBleedingRed21
    Given the power in these next gen consoles, they’re built for 4K 60FPS minimum. If/when graphics do get a major upgrade, I would bet about anything you’ll still get 4K 60FPS.
    MLB 20 on PS4 doesn’t even remotely test the system so maintaining 60FPS with enhancements sure won’t be an issue.

    Honestly, we shouldn't be getting too hung-up on 4K 60FPS. Both because it's likely going to be incredibly rare and also 4K resolution just doesn't make much of a difference to how good a game looks.
    I have a PS5 and for the most part games at the moment have you pick between 4K at 30 or 60FPS at some reduced resolution. The specifics are different game-to-game but you're almost never getting both. And this is mostly PS4 games updated for PS5 which should be easier to run. You can argue that dedicated next-gen games will be better apply to take advantage of the hardware, but the Deamon's Souls remake (a PS5 game) doesn't give you 4K and 60FPS at the same time. Neither do the PS5 versions of Miles Morales or Control.
    So if as the next few years go by, The Show starts pushing things in terms of player/stadium detail or post-processing effects or anything like that, they could get to the point they can't maintain 60FPS at 4K. I don't know, every game is different and maybe The Show will be an exception (it could be, they don't have to worry about rendering a crazy amount of particle effects the way shooters and action games do for example.
    Though it has to be said that stable 60FPS matters way, way, WAY more than true 4K. The difference between 4K and 1440p or a dynamic resolution just isn't noticeable enough to be meaningful. Especially when it comes at the cost of cutting the frame rate in half. This is especially true for a game like The Show where timing is so important. The game feels much more responsive to me playing on PS5 than PS4. I used to get hitches sometime in the middle of a pitcher's delivery and those are totally gone.
    A higher resolution is nice to have, but the thing that would really make The Show look better is new player animations. I know they add some every year but there are still so many that look robotic and outdated when you look at what other games are able to do. If next-gen for the show meant stable 60FPS with excellent animations, it could be at 1080 and still look and feel fantastic.

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