On April 20, 2021, MLB The Show 2021 will be released on consoles such as PS5 and Xbox Series X for those who enjoy video games to finally be able to play.
The time has finally come for the series of MLB The Show video games to expand across other platforms. Sony and the MLB announced a multi-platform video game partnership about a year ago making MLB The Show 21 the first Playstation Studios title to be released on a Microsoft console.
MLB The Show 2021 Cover Athlete
At just 22 years young, Fernando Tatis Jr. is the youngest player to be featured as the cover of an MLB The Show video game. That wasn’t the only headline he has made recently as he signed a record deal with the Padres last month with a 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the San Diego Padres.
Tatis Jr. is being portrayed as the new face of baseball by many that have watched the sport for a long time and for those that have recently taken an interest in the game. He brings attention to the joy and excitement that can be brought into the sport many people find boring and challenging to watch.
While he is consistently making flashy plays at shortstop in the field or launching a homerun far beyond the fence, he also has a presence when watching from the dugout. The energy he exerts when cheering his teammates on is truly something that can’t be matched and has a positive impact on people watching the game.
Stadium Creator Finally Here
Active players of MLB The Show have been eager for this moment ever since the announcement of the video game being launched in April 2021. In the new, highly anticipated video game players will have the opportunity to create their own ballpark.
Tired of hitting an easy home run at Yankee Stadium or not having enough juice to hit the ball over the green monster at Fenway? Now, you will be able to create your own alternative ballpark and create a stadium best fit for you.
MLB The Show 2021 Special Edition
There are three special edition releases of MLB The Show 2021 and they all offer a variety of different bonuses. All three special editions feature Jackie Robinson as the cover athlete. Having such a great impact on baseball and more it is essential that #42 has a role in the video game.
To celebrate Jackie Robinson, Playstation announced that they will happily donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation for every purchase of MLB The Show 21 in the U.S.
New Feature Makes Headlines
A new MLB The Show 21 feature was previewed on February 11 and is causing people to become more and more eager to purchase the video game. You will have the privilege of being able to bring your ballplayer from Road to the Show to Diamond Dynasty, while gaining points for building your very own dream team.
Impact MLB The Show 2021 Can Make
It is no secret that the MLB has suffered an extreme downward fall in engaging a consistent audience to their sport. Reasons for this spike in viewership may be because people believe baseball games are long and boring. Therefore, it’s important for the MLB to draw attention to their young aspiring players like Fernando Tatis Jr.
By placing him as the cover athlete for the video game, many young children will be drawn to the superstar they haven’t seen before. You don’t have to necessarily enjoy baseball to enjoy the video game. This is something that is much more social and supposed to be fun with friends or even alone.
At this point, the MLB needs to try as many tactics as it possibly can in order to maintain and attract an audience. Perhaps, MLB The Show 21 was the answer they have been looking for this whole time.