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Cats and dogs living together. Hell freezing over. Pigs flying. Take your pick of the old sayings because at least one of them had to occur for this crazy event to take place. The team at Sony's San Diego Studio responsible for the MLB The Show series has just announced MLB The Show 21. While this may not be totally unusual what is unusual is the fact that they are now developing these games for non-Sony platforms.

You may actually recall that this would be taking place because we talked about it back in late 2019. See, in order to keep the MLB license, Sony had to agree to make the game for other platforms as well as their own. Not wanting to lose the license entirely, Sony agreed and thus magic has occurred.

MLB The Show 21 will be released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on April 20, 2021. It will retail for $59.99 (USD) for the base version of the game on previous-gen consoles and $69.99 for the next-gen tax experience.

Today's big announcement also revealed that the Padres' Fernando "El Nino" Tatis Jr. is the game's cover athlete across all versions of the game.

Also of note is the fact that there will be full cross-platform play between Sony's consoles and Microsoft's consoles. Similarly, cross-progression was also announced. This allows you to play and progress on whichever platform you choose to do so and it will carry over across all versions of the game. These are truly wild times we are living in right now.

This isn't everything that San Diego Studio has to reveal about MLB The Show 21, but it's about all they have to reveal right now. They will be rolling out new feature announcements, including the Collector's Edition reveal, throughout the coming weeks via Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. As for the Collector's Edition, Sony did reveal a little bit about that one.

I’m sure some of our die-hard fans are wondering, where’s the collector’s edition? On Wednesday, February 3 we will reveal the collector’s edition(s) for MLB The Show 21 and all its content.

Please Note: There will be no standard edition upgrade path from current gen to next-gen version of the game. If you are interested in having access to the game on both platforms, please wait for more info about the collector’s edition.