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MLB The Show 21 Next-Gen Feature Premiere Details

In the second to last Feature Premiere, Ramone Russell and the MLB The Show crew dove into next-gen. Stadium creator and DualSense controls on PlayStation 5 were the main points of interest in this one. Not to mention, some customary legend reveals. Here’s everything we learned from MLB The Show 21‘s latest Feature Premiere.

Stadium creator

According to 18-year MLB The Show programming vet, Jon Ramsey, stadium creator has been in the works for over five years now. In MLB The Show 21‘s newest feature, players are allotted 30 stadium template slots. Around 1200 props are at the gamer’s disposal, including animated ones such as dinosaurs, cows, and windmills. Existing elements from real-life stadiums are available as well as some elements that were specifically built for stadium creator. As far as limits go, if any of the 150 outfield presets are altered, outside of wall color, the stadiums will not be playable in competitive modes. Nothing can be placed within about 10 feet of the batter’s eye. There is also a memory limit for each stadium, giving users an idea of how much they can add before your PS5 starts smoking. Once again, this feature is only available on next-gen systems.

Once stadium creator is booted up, Coach is available to walk you through some tutorials. Gamers can start with a blank canvas, or alter elements of a pre-existing major or minor league team. Nearly everything can be altered within the stadium. It is a feature that many will likely pour hours into. Stadiums can be uploaded into The Vault and shared with the rest of the MLB The Show community.  Lastly, as far as modes go, created stadiums are playable in all play now modes, franchise, Road to the Show, online and offline Diamond Dynasty, Home Run Derby, options explorer, custom practice, and postseason.

MLB The Show 21 Haptic Feedback dynamic triggers

MLB The Show 21 is making use of the DualSense controls on PS5. Just like in real-life, batters will feel when they get jammed or hit it on the sweet spot. Adaptive triggers will mostly be utilized in player lock and Road to the Show. For example, based on how far a throw you have to make is, that will determine how far the player has to push down. This can be turned on or off, but most PlayStation users will want the full next-gen experience and leave it be. Sliding, diving, and glove side feedback are all differentiated when it comes to DualSense.

New 2021 Legends

Some major additions are being added to MLB The Show 21‘s legend pool. The late, great Hank Aaron, three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez, and Dodger great Fernando Valenzuela are coming to The Show. Not to mention, community favorite, Prince Fielder.

The next five legends revealed in the Diamond Choice Packs are: Babe Ruth, Cal Ripkin Jr., Frank Thomas, Hammerin’ Hank, and Pedro. They join last week’s legends Jackie Robinson, Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays, Mariano Rivera, and Bob Gibson.

Next MLB The Show 21 Feature Premiere

In the next, and last, Feature Premiere, Sony San Diego is talking everything Diamond Dynasty. This will include:

  • Change Your Approach
  • Ranked Seasons & Battle Royale
  • Team Affinity
  • Customization
  • 1st Inning Program

The final Feature Premiere takes place next Thursday at 3 PM PT on Twitch and YouTube.


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