MLB The Show 23 release date, cover star and pre-orders announced

MLB The Show returns in late March for the third consecutive year as a cross-platform baseball sim, developed by Sony San Diego, which has aired the series annually for 15 years. For this year’s cover star, Sony turned to the first Bahamian-born player to make the Major League Baseball All-Star roster.

Here’s everything we know about MLB The Show 23.

When is MLB The Show 23 coming out?

MLB The Show 23The release date is March 28. Pre-orders will open on February 6. Major League Baseball’s opening day is March 30.

What platforms is MLB The Show 23 available on?

MLB The Show 23The main editions of will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, buyers of which will also receive downloadable versions of the game for PS4 and Xbox One, respectively.

The PS4 and Xbox One versions, as well as Nintendo Switch, do not have all the features of the two main editions. MLB The Show franchise supports cross-platform multiplayer among all versions.

MLB The Show 23 will be available again on launch day for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Are special editions of MLB The Show available?

Monday’s live reveal didn’t mention the Special Editions. So far, the official MLB The Show website only lists the standard editions for the five platforms. The Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions will retail for $59.99. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions cost $69.99 and come with 5 card packs (used in Diamond Dynasty mode) and 10,000 Stubs (an in-game currency used in Diamond Dynasty and Road to the Show).

In the past, MLB The Show has also offered digital deluxe editions that include additional premium in-game content and a four-day weekend early access preview.

Who is on the cover of MLB The Show 23?

Jazz Chisholm (full name: Jasrado Prince Hermis Arrington Chisholm, Jr.), the 24-year-old Miami Marlins star born in the Bahamas, is on the cover of MLB The Show 23 for all versions.

Chisholm’s first full season took place in 2021; in a 2022 season cut in half by injury, Chisholm was selected to the National League All-Star Team, despite not playing in that game. Originally a starting second baseman, the Marlins plan to move Chisholm to the outfield after acquiring Luis Arraez (also a 2022 infield All-Star) from the Minnesota Twins on Jan. 20.

Chisholm is also a member of the Great Britain national baseball team, playing for them in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He has confirmed that he will play for Great Britain in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, which takes place will be held from March 8 to 21 in Taiwan, Tokyo, Miami and Phoenix.


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