Sony San Diego has confirmed that MLB The Show 22 will be unveiled on Monday, January 31. This is good news given that many baseball fans were concerned that the current lockdown would impact this year’s release of the game. Luckily, it looks like that won’t be the case and everything is on track.
The reveal will take place on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. EST (8:35 a.m. PST) during a live stream from Times Square. So what can we expect?
Sony has only confirmed that the event will feature the “cover athlete” reveal. The cover athlete usually doesn’t affect gameplay too much, although it’s possible that some of the new features will be built around the theme of this year’s game, which is usually represented by the athlete himself. same.
So, besides learning who the cover athlete will be, what else can we expect from Monday’s reveal?
Release date and platforms
The reveal is usually accompanied by the release date. MLB The Show 21 was released on April 20 of last year and we can expect a similar launch date for MLB The Show 22 regardless of what happens with the player lockout. If the season ends up being postponed, any changes to the roster will likely be made via a post-launch update.
We’ll also almost certainly find out what platforms MLB The Show 22 will be released on. PlayStation and Xbox are pretty much a given. The series started out as a PlayStation exclusive, but first made the jump to Xbox last year as part of Sony’s new deal with MLB.
The big question is whether MLB The Show 22 will still be supported on next-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. Last year’s game was, although the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions | S have exclusive features. I’m willing to bet it will be the same this year.
Trailer and Feature Stream
I think we’ll get our first look at gameplay via the cover athlete reveal. I think we’ll get hints at some of the in-game improvements, but we’ll have to wait for the exact details. Sony typically hosts development streams in the weeks leading up to the game’s launch. Each stream focuses on a specific area of the game with Sony diving deep into the improvements made.
So those are my predictions on what to expect with Monday’s reveal of MLB The Show 22. As for the cover athlete, there’s really only one correct choice. I’ll let you guess in the comments.