The emergence of a new game platform also means that cross-platform play and cross-progression have been introduced, which means MLB The Show 21 players can carry the progression between both PlayStation and Xbox platforms, as well as multiplayer play with all players on both console families.More new features will be revealed as part of a series of six Feature Premiere streams, starting in March. Another revelation will take place on February 3, which will feature the Collector’s Edition of the game.
While you’ll have to wait until then to see what’s inside the most premium version, the PlayStation Blog It indicates that only Collector’s Edition will have a free next-generation upgrade. “There will be no upgrade path for the standard edition from the current generation to the next,” says the article from Ramone Russell, San Diego Studio’s developer of games. “If you are interested in accessing the game on both the current and upcoming platforms, please wait for more information on the Collector’s Edition.”
While the regular edition is the only one shown so far, the artwork shows this year’s cover athlete: Fernando “El Nino” Tatis Jr. This wouldn’t be surprising to some fans, as the cover – also as an Xbox version – was leaked last week.
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Matt Borslow is the UK-based news and entertainment writer for IGN.