It is nearly Present time.
Whereas MLB Opening Day is April 1, there isn’t any joke in relation to “MLB: The Present 21” doubtless being greater and higher than ever this 12 months, with an enormous shake-up for Xbox followers, too.
For the primary time in franchise historical past, the (former) Sony-exclusive is heading to Microsoft platforms, with the Xbox One and Collection X|S each getting their very own model of the sport on launch day later in April.
Budding celebrity shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. earned cowl honors this 12 months with a sick bat flip inviting a brand new technology of players to the Present.
Here is what you could about The Present coming to consoles this month:
MLB The Present 21 launch date
- Launch date: Tuesday, April 20
- Early entry: Friday, April 16
- Consoles: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X
A bit later than normal this 12 months, “MLB: The Present 21” is dropping on Tuesday, April 20, with those that preorder the deluxe/restricted editions of the sport getting early entry on Friday, April 16.
Sometimes, “The Present” is out the week previous to Opening Day, however was pushed again this 12 months a few month because of the pandemic slowing manufacturing.
MLB The Present 21 editions
There are three completely different variations of MLB: The Present 21 hitting cabinets this 12 months (all accessible on all PS/Xbox platforms):
- Jackie Robinson Deluxe Version ($99.99): This version contains a collectible Steelbook case and likewise a New Period MLB The Present cap, together with gameplay consumables. Shopping for this model additionally gives unique early entry.
- Jackie Robinson Version ($84.99): This version contains a Steelbook case and digital card packs for Diamond Dynasty. Shopping for this model additionally offers you unique early entry.
- Customary version ($69.99/$59.99): The usual version of the sport. It is $69.99 for next-gen consoles or $59.99 for the PS4/Xbox One.
For full particulars of the assorted editions of the sport, visit the game’s official site.
Will MLB The Present be on Xbox?
For baseball and Xbox followers who’ve been starved for a authentic baseball sim franchise on Xbox consoles because the days of the MLB 2K sequence, there’s excellent news: MLB: The Present 21 might be on Xbox consoles for the primary time.
There’s extra excellent news: With the sport cross-play, Xbox gamers will have the ability to play with PlayStation gamers and vice versa.
MLB The Present 21 preorder
MLB The Present 21 cowl
Inventory can’t be any larger for Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr., who, at 22, is the youngest participant to ever be on the quilt of the “The Present.”
Tatís was featured in a fairly kick-ass trailer, in each English and Spanish, too: