MLB The Show 21 News
Game of the Year Sammy's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2021
Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2021. Today, it's the turn of editor Sammy Barker. 5. FIFA 22: Oh no, Sammy! Oh no, oh no, oh no-no-no-no! How could you possibly pick FIFA 22 as one of your five favourite Games of the Year? Look, the issues...
News MLB The Show 21 Goes to Bat with Almost a Month of Double XP
As new Finest cards roll out
MLB The Show 21 is reaching the end of its lifecycle now the real-world season has concluded, but if you’ve just bought Sony San Diego’s baseball sim during Black Friday, there’s an otherworldly amount of content to dig through. This week saw the release of Team Affinity 5 – where you complete challenges with...
News PS Plus Members Get Free Fall Bundle in MLB The Show 21
As World Series gets underway
If you’re looking to flesh out your Diamond Dynasty team in MLB The Show 21, then PS Plus members can redeem a free Fall Bundle through 26th January, 2022. This offer is actually rather generous: you get a 42 Series Legend Pack, a Diamond Ballplayer Pack, and five The Show Packs. That’s worth a fair few Stubs. To...
News Kevin Costner's Field of Dreams Crops Up in MLB The Show 21 Update
If you build it, they will come
The stadium from cult classic Kevin Costner sports romp Field of Dreams has been added to MLB The Show 21, as the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox get ready to take to the Iowa field in real life later this week. For those of you who don’t know, the 1989 movie casts Costner as farmer Ray Kinsella, who hears...
News MLB The Show 21 Drops Apologetic Payload Following Server Woes
Diamonds are a baller's best friend
MLB The Show 21’s launch wasn’t as smooth as Sony San Diego would have liked, with progression issues in Road to the Show and some serious server woes. However, the developer has taken measures to make amends with an absolutely enormous payload in Diamond Dynasty right now. Available until 17th May, redeem...
News MLB The Show 21 PS5, PS4 Patch Boosts Ballplayer Progression in Road to the Show
Ever since launch, improving your Ballplayer in MLB The Show 21’s flagship Road to the Show campaign mode has been a chore. Sony San Diego said that it would look into this over a week ago, and now it’s releasing a patch that should help to improve the problem. Scheduled to release later today on PlayStation 5 (v1.003) and PS4 (v1.03),...
News MLB The Show 21's Double XP Extended As Servers Drop the Ball
Unhandled server exception occurred
Sony San Diego’s baseball simulation series is notorious for its launch week server woes, but a bigger-than-ever player pool means that MLB The Show 21 is really dropping the ball right now. Server timeouts are frequent, leading to lost progress in both online and offline modes. The most common error that occurs...
Guide MLB The Show 21: Best Ballplayer Loadouts
The best Archetypes and Perks for your Ballplayer
What are the best Ballplayer loadouts in MLB The Show 21? This year's release sees the unification of Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty, allowing you to progress your Ballplayer whichever mode you play. As a result, you're required to build loadouts to tailor your player to the style you want...
Guide MLB The Show 21: How to Upgrade Your Ballplayer and Unlock Perks
Increase your Ballplayer's attributes across different positions
How do you upgrade your Ballplayer and unlock Perks in MLB The Show 21? The new Ballplayer format is at the heart of Sony San Diego's baseball simulation this year, allowing you to use your created player both offline in Road to the Show and online in Diamond Dynasty (See Also: MLB The...
News MLB The Show 21 Dev Responds to Road to the Show Criticism
MLB The Show 21 is, yet again, a really good sports game – review forthcoming – but there are some aspects which have attracted criticism since release. Road to the Show, the series’ popular rags-to-riches single player campaign, has been at the eye of the storm – especially in enthusiast communities, like on Reddit...
Out Today MLB The Show 21 Launches at Full Price on PS5, PS4
Sony's baseball sim is included with Xbox Game Pass
After an early access period for purchasers of the Jackie Robinson Edition, baseball simulation MLB The Show 21 is available now on PlayStation 5 and PS4 worldwide. Sony has decided to charge full price for the release, with the annual sports title commanding a fee of up to £69.99/$69.99 on its...
Guide MLB The Show 21 Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Advice
Your ultimate MLB The Show 21 resource
MLB The Show 21 is a baseball simulation developed by Sony San Diego, inspired by the 2021 season of Major League Baseball. Available on PlayStation 5 and PS4, in addition to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, it's the first instalment in the franchise to release on next-gen consoles. In this MLB The Show 21 guide,...
Guide MLB The Show 21: How to Hit the Ball Better
Hit more home runs in MLB The Show 21
How do you hit the ball better in MLB The Show 21? Hitting the ball effectively is the most important technique in baseball, as you'll struggle to score runs if you can't put the ball in play. It's obviously worth remembering that even the best players in the world struggle to hit the ball, but with that in...
Guide MLB The Show 21: How to Earn Stubs without Spending Money
Increase the amount of Stubs you make in MLB The Show 21
How do you earn Stubs without spending money in MLB The Show 21? Stubs are a universal currency used to purchase MLB Players, Perks, Equipment, Sponsorships, and much more in Sony San Diego's baseball simulation. Stubs can also be used to purchase The Show Packs from The Show Shop in Diamond...
Guide MLB The Show 21: Programs Explained and How to Advance Them
Maximise your rewards in MLB The Show 21
What are Programs and how do you advance them in MLB The Show 21? The best way to think of Programs is that they are similar to Battle Passes you find in titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. As you achieve different tiers in each Program, you'll unlock rewards, like The Show Packs and...
Guide MLB The Show 21: How to Win at Conquest
Steal territories, attack your rivals, and win rewards
How do you win at Conquest in MLB The Show 21? Conquest is one of Diamond Dynasty's flagship single player modes, and it works a little like the board game RISK, where you must conquer territories in order to increase the size of your fanbase and defeat rival teams. There are many Conquest maps...
Guide MLB The Show 21: Where to Start in Diamond Dynasty
How to begin building your team in Diamond Dynasty
Where do you start in Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 21? Diamond Dynasty is MLB The Show's flagship mode, and is best compared to Ultimate Team in FIFA 21 and MyTeam in NBA 2K21. In it, you'll collect MLB Players to improve your roster, which you can then use to compete both online and offline. The...
News MLB The Show 21 on PS5, PS4 Is an Easy Platinum Trophy
After some challenging lists in the past, MLB The Show 21’s Trophies have been getting easier and easier over time. This year’s game is perhaps the most straightforward yet – in fact, you could probably pick up the Platinum on PlayStation 5 and PS4 in a weekend. Most of the virtual gongs can be collected naturally through gameplay,...
News Sony Suggests MLB Made the Decision to Include MLB The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass
But doesn't have any words for PS5, PS4 owners
As previously speculated, Sony has inferred that MLB is behind the decision to include first-party game MLB The Show 21 on Game Pass at no extra cost – despite the manufacturer
Reaction Sony Said Xbox Game Pass Isn't Sustainable, Then Released One of Its Tentpole Titles into the Service Anyway
“Putting into a subscription model on day one, for us, just doesn't make any sense,” Sony bigwig Jim Ryan told GamesIndustry.biz prior to the launch of the PlayStation 5, when asked about Xbox Game Pass. “For others in a different situation, it might well make sense, but for us it doesn't. We want to expand and
News Sony Game MLB The Show 21 Will Be Free with Game Pass on Xbox, Full-Price on PS5, PS4
Three and out
We’re not even sure what to say anymore, to be honest. In a year of bad optics for PlayStation, this may be the worst yet: a game developed by Sony, the upcoming MLB The Show 21, will be free at launch for Game Pass subscribers on both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One – while it’ll be sold full-price for PlayStation 5 and PS4. It’s...
News MLB The Show 21 Adds Over 180 Broadcast Videos to Road to the Show
Build a true two-way player, too
MLB The Show 21 will make your Road to the Show career more realistic with the addition of over 180 podcast episodes, spanning your rise from the Minor Leagues all the way to the big time. These dynamic broadcasts – which will utilise full video on PlayStation 5 – will acknowledge feats you achieve in your...
Interview Sony San Diego on MLB The Show 21 and Bringing Baseball to More Players in a Pandemic
Plus, adding alien spaceships to Stadium Creator
After a season like no other, in which the LA Dodgers walked away with the World Series, a new baseball campaign beckons to bring a sliver of the ordinary back to extraordinary times. And with Spring Training edging towards its conclusion, Sony’s flagship sports simulation MLB The Show 21 is on...
News MLB The Show 21 Cinematic Trailer Is a Game Changer in 4K, 60 Frames-Per-Second
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente teased
The marketing cycle for MLB The Show 21 has been intense for a few weeks now, but it’s just stretching to full stride. This new cinematic trailer showcases the game’s visuals on PlayStation 5 in 4K at 60 frames-per-second – and it’s certainly looking clean. If we’re nit-picking, you...
News MLB The Show 21 Debuts PS5 Gameplay in Fielding Spotlight
Off the wall
MLB The Show 21’s fielding gameplay has been massively overhauled, with developer Sony San Diego adding thousands of animations. As part of another fascinating livestream, the team details how it’s incorporated new mechanics like strafing to help you better position yourself to catch balls off the wall – and completely reinvented...
News MLB The Show 21's Fielding Has Seen a Complete Overhaul
Hundreds of new animations added
Sony San Diego’s dropped another Q&A video – this time focused on MLB The Show 21’s fielding. The main takeaway here, if we’re being honest with you, is that the mechanics have received a complete top-to-bottom overhaul. That includes balls off the wall, a particular point of criticism in previous...
News MLB The Show 21 Dissects Gameplay in Extended Livestream
As promised earlier in the week, Sony San Diego has completely deconstructed all of the gameplay tweaks it’s making for MLB The Show 21’s hitting and pitching systems, and while this livestream is unlikely to appeal to anyone but the most engaged fan – it’s a really interesting watch. The video details everything from...
News MLB The Show 21 Hits Back with Gameplay Q&A
With all of the main features – including the recently revealed Ballpark Creator – now out in the open, Sony San Diego is beginning to dig into the specifics of MLB The Show 21’s gameplay. This video is perhaps more targeted at long-time players who are familiar with the intricacies of the series, but it delves into some of the...
News MLB The Show 21's Stadium Creator Is Exclusive to Next-Gen
4K, 60 frames-per-second with DualSense support
Sony San Diego has officially confirmed MLB The Show 21’s Stadium Creator, which leaked earlier in the game’s marketing cycle. Surprisingly, this feature will be exclusive to the next-gen versions of the title, so while you’ll be able to build your own ballpark on the PlayStation 5, the feature...
News MLB The Show 21's Diamond Dynasty Is 'Better Than Ever'
Get your first taste of this year's mode
Love them or loathe them, card collecting modes are the bread and butter of sports games these days – and, to be fair, MLB The Show’s Diamond Dynasty is probably the best out of all the options. Not only can you build a very good team without spending a cent, but it also has some great modes, like...
News MLB The Show 21 Brings Back Truncated Season Mode March to October
Added depth and roster control
If you think the soccer season is long, then the baseball season takes the biscuit. Teams need to play 162 games – and that’s excluding Spring Training and the Post-Season. Playing through a full season is downright exhausting, then, which is why MLB The Show introduced the March to October mode: a truncated,...
News MLB The Show 21 Lets You Level Up Your Road to the Show Player Anywhere
Road to the Show is MLB The Show’s RPG-inspired single player campaign, which lets you create a rookie and take them to the big leagues. The mode is presented like a fly-on-the-wall sports documentary, with a narrator tying together your major career highlights. However, for the first time since its inception, you’ll be able to level up...
News Looks Like MLB The Show 21 Will Let You Create Your Own Ballpark
Sony San Diego is slowly drip-feeding all of the new features you’ll find in MLB The Show 21, but it may have leaked one headline addition early: the ability to design and build your very own ballpark. A YouTube description for the title’s latest trailer – which has since been removed – states that you’ll be able to...
News MLB The Show 21 Technical Test Starting on 23rd February
First gameplay features revealed
Sony’s given us our first glimpse of MLB The Show 21 gameplay, although curiously it’s focusing on the PlayStation 4 version (running on a PlayStation 5, naturally) for the time being. Next-gen reveals are expected later in the title’s marketing cycle, with a full programme of Feature Premieres livestreams...
News Just So You Know, You Won't Be Able to Import Your Save into MLB The Show 21
Time to build a new franchise
In most recent years, Sony San Diego has allowed you to pull your save from a previous iteration of MLB The Show into the latest one. This is a godsend for modes like Franchise, as a full-length baseball season consists of north of 100 games, and these can take months to complete. However, if you’re planning to start...
News MLB The Show 21 Hits a Homer from 20th April, Cross-Play Between PlayStation and Xbox
An historic moment
Well, it leaked over the weekend, but now we have official confirmation: MLB The Show 21 will swing for the bleachers from 20th April on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and – in a mind-boggling first – Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The title will launch day-and-date on all of the aforementioned platforms, published by Sony, and...
News MLB The Show 21's Cover Star to Be Officially Unveiled on Hot Ones
But we already have a good idea who it is
We already know who MLB The Show 21’s cover star will be: San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. That’s all according to leaked box art of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One version, which emerged over the weekend. And it’ll be made official on a 1st February episode of Hot Ones, meaning a full...
News PlayStation Studios Poised to Publish First Ever Xbox One Game
Leaked MLB The Show 21 box art will take some getting used to
There had been some speculation that, with coronavirus ongoing, Sony may choose to wait until next year to bring its flagship baseball simulation to non-PlayStation platforms – but leaked MLB The Show 21 box art appears to confirm that’s not the case. Here we see images of the...
News MLB The Show 21 Pitching to PS5 and PS4, News in February
MLB The Show 21 has been rated for release on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in Brazil, but there’s no mention of additional platforms just yet. Sony’s flagship baseball simulation had been expected to pitch to multiple platforms, but as Gematsu