Good news, baseball fans – MLB: The Show 22 set to release for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 5. (Some versions will be available on April 1, though). As you may have noticed, this year’s Sony baseball game is landing on all the major consoles – not just PlayStation, or even just PlayStation and Xbox like last year. It is currently available for pre-order in several versions (check it out at Best Buy). Below you’ll find all the details on what’s in each edition, along with pre-order links for where they’re available. Let’s go there.
MLB: The Show 22 (Standard Edition)
Xbox Series X | S
The standard version comes with only the game and some free digital add-ons, which vary slightly depending on the platform. Most include 5 packs of The Show and 10K Stubs.
MLB: The Show 22 MVP Edition
Xbox Series X | S / Xbox One
MLB: The Show 22 – MVP Edition includes the game, plus the following extras:
- 4 days early access (April 1st)
- Steel book case
- 1 Diamond Selection Pack
- 2 Gold Choice Packages
- 10 program packages
- 1 pack of ball games
- Double daily rewards
- 1 athlete-themed batskin cover
- 1 athlete profile banner cover
- 10 thousand pens
MLB: The Show 22 Digital Deluxe Edition
The digital deluxe version works on both previous and current generation consoles, and includes the following:
- 4 days early access
- 1 pack of Diamond Choice
- 1 Athlete Diamond Choice Package Cover
- 5 Packages of Gold Option
- 20 packs of The Show
- 1 pack of Ballplayer
- Double daily login bonus
- Athlete-themed bat skins
- 25 thousand pens
MLB: The Show 22 will be on Xbox Game Pass at launch
Xbox owners with a Game Pass subscription will be able to play MLB: The Show 22 at launch at no additional cost. (The same was true for last year’s batch). If interested, you can sign up for Game Pass Ultimate above.
What’s new in MLB: The Show 22?
This year’s installment payment is almost the same as in previous years. Diamond Dynasty features a new Mini Seasons mode, “where each season brings new challenges.” You can play multiplayer on multiple platforms and your progress will be continued if you have the game on multiple consoles. Newcomers to the series can now start on a lower difficulty, thanks to the addition of two new difficulty settings.
And if you buy it on PS5 or Xbox Series X, you get the new, streamlined Stadium Creator interface, along with the ability to play nighttime games in your stadium. These versions also target 60 fps and offer dynamic 4K resolution.
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