We already know who MLB The Show 21’s cover star will be: San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr.
That’s all according to leaked box art of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One version, which emerged over the weekend.
And it’ll be made official on a 1st February episode of Hot Ones, meaning a full unveiling is imminent:
Sponsored by @MLBTheShow ⚾️💥The cover athlete of the next MLB The Show gets unveiled & interviewed tomorrow on #HotOnes 👀 #MLBTheShow https://t.co/d8M5aTUovM pic.twitter.com/hTxpOflyFr— Complex (@Complex) January 31, 2021
This should be fascinating, as it’ll be the first multiformat title published by Sony. We already know that both PS5 and PS4 are a lock – those versions were rated for release in Brazil earlier in the year – but we also saw an Xbox One cover outed as part of the aforementioned leak. Xbox Series X retail listings have been spotted on GameStop, while we’re still awaiting confirmation of PC and Nintendo Switch.
Just in case you missed that box art, we’ll share again it below for you:
Once the platforms are cleaned up, it’ll be interesting to learn exactly what Sony San Diego’s bringing to this year’s version of the game. With the world in lockdown since the last instalment launched, and a bunch of new platforms to develop for, we’re hoping that the series’ ordinarily unshakeable quality doesn’t take a dip. We should know a lot more this coming week.