With the game announced, it’s time for Sony San Diego Studio to dig into some of the features you can expect to find in MLB The Show 22 when it releases on 5th April. First up: online competitive co-op for teams of two or three. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to team up in either Play Now or Diamond Dynasty, with the latter combining your collections of cards.

This will all function with crossplay, so it doesn’t matter if you’re on the PS5 or PS4, as you’ll still be able to party up with pals on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, or Xbox One. A technical test will get underway from tomorrow, 16th February, and you won’t even need to sign up to participate – it’ll be free for everyone to download from the PS Store.

Of course, online competitive co-op isn’t the only new feature being added to MLB The Show 22, and you can expect a series of Feature Premieres through until launch, spanning the gameplay, commentary, March to October, Road to the Show, and finally Diamond Dynasty. There’ll also be one stream focused specifically on the Nintendo Switch, which is interesting.

We’ll of course bring you all of the news here as it breaks, but in the meantime, check out this year’s first Coach skit embedded above.

[source blog.playstation.com]