Xbox community meet Coach, MLB The Show’s mascot who just so happens to be a puppet. Coach knows baseball and everyone’s favorite MLB players. We will release new Coach and Fernando Tatis Jr. videos that showcase features of MLB The Show 21 leading up to launch. These fun videos will give you some important nuggets of information about various game improvements, leading up to the more in-depth and future looking (Next-Gen) reveals.
So, for those in the community who are looking for a deeper dive on improvements and new features coming to MLB The Show this year have no fear — we have plenty of content on the horizon for you.
Tailored and Focused Gameplay
Are you new to The Show? Welcome to the party. So you want to learn about gameplay? We have you covered. New in MLB The Show 21 are gameplay styles that allow you to tailor the type of gameplay experience you are looking for at any given moment. Are you looking for a casual experience where you can put up some runs? Or are you looking for a more traditional experience that plays more intense and truer to life? Maybe you want a true test of your skills on the sticks, where your abilities with the controller are paramount.
Tailored gameplay is just the tip of the iceberg. The team has invested significant development time working on other areas of gameplay — our biggest focus being fly ball catches, at the wall catches, (jumping/reaching/rob home runs, crashing in to the wall, etc.), and catches that come off the z axis (if you’re taking a route that’s not exactly perfect), we have a lot of new catches you’ll see play off the axis you’re running. It feels great and we cannot wait for everyone to try it out. For pitching, we’ve introduced a brand-new mechanic… but more about that and the other gameplay improvements in March.
MLB The Show 21 Feature Premieres
This year we will be rolling out Feature Premieres, which will be broadcasting simultaneously across Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live. Much like our livestreams in previous years, Feature Premieres will give an in-depth look at the new features and changes that we’ve been working on that makes this year’s game better than its predecessor. Clear your afternoon schedules on Thursday afternoons as a new Feature Premiers will air every Thursday at 3 p.m. PT starting on March 11, 2021.
Feature Premier Schedule
- Tailored Gameplay, Pinpoint Pitching, and Hitting engine updates
- Complete Fielding Overall (yes, we are specifically talking about plays at the wall)
- Ball Player introduction, more variety, and ways to play and ever before
- Franchise and March to October empowers you to make decisions for the future
- MLB The Show goes Next Gen
- Diamond Dynasty streamlined with new paths to rewards
We’re so excited for MLB The Show 21 to be coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on April 20! Look forward to a new class of Legends, new ways to play, including with your friends across PlayStation and Xbox! Check theshow.com, and follow our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, as well as keeping it tuned here to Xbox Wire for the latest updates about MLB The Show 21.
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