The new video game MLB: The Show 21 will launch in April, and it will honor one of the biggest legends of the game.
What’s going on?
- The standard cover for the game will include Fernando “El Nino” Tatis Jr. — the San Diego Padres shortstop.
However, the collector’s edition — which is available for early access — will honor Jackie Robinson.
- Per the PlayStation Blog: “Jackie stood for class, the love of the game and, of course, equality. He was a powerful force of positive change, altering the landscape of sports and the world forever. Jackie stood for principles that are more relevant and important today than ever before. While Fernando’s cover celebrates the future of the game, we also wanted to pay respect to baseball’s history and its most powerful forces for positive change. We can think of no one who better represents that, both on and off the field, than Jackie Robinson.”
PlayStation said it will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) for every MLB The Show 21: Collector’s Edition sold in the U.S.
The game will have cross-platform play between PlayStation and Xbox users, according to ComicBook.com. This will be the first time that the game has cross-play.
IGN has a full breakdown of the different versions of the game.