Good news, baseball fans — MLB: The Show 22 is set to release for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 5. (Some editions will be available April 1, though). As you may have noticed, this year’s installment of Sony’s baseball game is landing on all the major game consoles — not just PlayStation, or even just PlayStation and Xbox like last year. It’s available to preorder now in a couple of editions (see it at Best Buy). Below, you’ll find all the details about what comes in each edition, along with preorder links for where it’s available. Let’s get to it.
MLB: The Show 22 (Standard Edition)
Xbox Series X|S
The standard edition just comes with the game and a handful of free digital goodies, which differ slightly depending on the platform. Most include 5 The Show packs and 10K Stubs.
MLB: The Show 22 MVP Edition
PS5 / PS4
Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One
MLB: The Show 22 – MVP edition includes the game, plus the following extras:
- 4-day early access (April 1)
- Steelbook case
- 1 Diamond Choice Pack
- 2 Gold Choice Packs
- 10 The Show Packs
- 1 Ballplayer Pack
- Double Daily Reward
- 1 cover athlete-themed bat skin
- 1 cover athlete profile banner
- 10K Stubs
MLB: The Show 22 Digital Deluxe Edition
The digital deluxe edition works on both the previous and current-gen consoles, and includes the following:
- Four Days Early Access
- 1 Diamond Choice pack
- 1 Cover Athlete Diamond Choice pack
- 5 Gold Choice packs
- 20 The Show packs
- 1 Ballplayer pack
- Double daily login rewards
- Cover athlete themed bat skin
- 25K Stubs
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 for no extra cost. (The same was true with last year’s installment). If you’re interested, you can grab a Game Pass Ultimate subscription above.
What’s New in MLB: The Show 22?
This year’s installment has most of the same modes as previous years. The Diamond Dynasty has a new Mini Seasons mode, “where each season brings new challenges.” You can play cross-platform multiplayer, and your progress carries over if you have the game on multiple consoles. Newcomers to the series can now start at lower difficulty, thanks to the addition of two new difficulty settings.
And if you buy it on PS5 or Xbox Series X, you’ll get a new, streamlined Stadium Creator interface, plus the ability to play night games in your stadium. These versions also target 60fps and offer dynamic 4K resolution.
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