MLB The Show 22 announced for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, and SwitchSony's annual baseball series adds another new platform.
Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer San Diego Studio have announced MLB The Show 22 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. It will launch on April 5.
The standard edition of MLB The Show 22 will be priced at $69.99 USD / $89.99 CAD on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, and $59.99 USD / $79.99 CAD on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. The Xbox Series and Xbox One versions will also be available via Xbox Game Pass on day one of release.
Get the details below.
Cover Athelete: Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani’s 2021 season was one for the ages. Hitting 46 home runs, 100 RBIs, and stealing 26 bases while also having a 9-2 record on the mound with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts. It has been said, “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” Ohtani might seem like an overnight success here in the United States, but he’s been climbing the impossible mountain since his teenage years attending Hanamaki Higashi High School in Japan.
After having one of the greatest seasons in the history of Major League Baseball, Shohei Ohtani was really the only obvious choice to grace the cover of MLB The Show 22.
Release Date, Price, and New Platform
Today, we are thrilled to announce that MLB The Show 22 launches on April 5, 2022. The Standard Edition on last gen consoles is $59.99 USD / $79.99 CAD. The Standard Edition on current gen consoles is $69.99 USD / $89.99 CAD. For Nintendo Switch, the Standard Edition is $59.99 USD / $79.99 CAD
For the second year in a row, MLB The Show is expanding to a new platform and will give fans a new way to play! MLB The Show 22 will be available on Nintendo Switch for the first time, adding to the console lineup on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. This is a very exciting moment for all of us, as the storied franchise continues to welcome more players. We would like to thank everyone at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Xbox, Nintendo Co. Ltd, Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Players Association, and the San Diego Studio for making this happen.
Cross-Platform Play, Cross Saves, and Cross Progression Expands to include Nintendo Switch for MLB The Show 22
Nintendo fans can now join in with Xbox and PlayStation fans to play against each other online with cross-platform play in MLB The Show 22. In addition, cross progression allows you to earn and use any earned content on any platform or generation (this excludes PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S-exclusive features like Stadium Creator). With cross saves you can transfer a save file for Road to the Show or Franchise mode to a different console.
MLB The Show Account, Account Linking & The Scouting Report
With MLB The Show 22, you now can easily move from platform to platform and keep access to your entire inventory of cards, and the MLB The Show Account allows you to do so. Just create your MLB The Show Account on TheShow.com and link your PlayStation, Xbox, and / or Switch and you are all set. While you are creating your new linked account, make sure you sign-up for The Scouting Report, so we can send you all the latest MLB The Show 22 information and subscribers also get an exclusive pack each month starting in April.
MLB The Show 22 Feature Premieres Schedule
Feature Premieres return to give our fans a deep dive into what’s new and what has changed in MLB The Show 22. You can watch episodes on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live or watch them on-demand at your own convenience as we get closer to launch.
For MLB The Show 22, we are developing several Feature Premiere episodes, so be on the lookout on TheShow.com for episode schedule and information.
Pre-order now on PlayStation Store and be ready for action by receiving a Gold Choice Pack for use in MLB The Show 22 just for pre-ordering.
Collector’s Edition Reveal February 2
We’re sure some of you are wondering, where’s the Collector’s Edition? On Wednesday, we will reveal the Collector’s Edition(s) for MLB The Show 22 and all its content.
Please note: All Collector’s Edition(s) of MLB The Show 22 revealed on February 2 include dual entitlement. If you instead plan on purchasing the Standard Edition of MLB The Show 22 on PlayStation 4 and have plans of upgrading to the PlayStation 5 version, you will need to purchase the digital edition to take advantage of the $10 USD upgrade offer.
Watch the cover athlete reveal trailer below.