It is a new era of commentary in MLB The Show 22. In a video package from Sony San Diego, it was announced that Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Chris Singleton will serve as play-by-play and color commentators on MLB The Show 22. The duo will be replacing longtime commentator Matt Vasgersian, who did commentary from 2006 to 2021.
The team has made updates to commentary in The Show 22. There are around 45,000 lines of audio, consisting of newly recorded lines and soundbites from live MLB games called by Sciambi and Singleton themselves. To make the audio feel refreshing, the all-new commentary required 128 separate recording sessions and 350 recording hours to make the experience of MLB The Show 22 more authentic.
MLB The Show 21, despite being well-received, was criticized for having somewhat repetitive commentary.
MLB The Show 22 is available April 5, 2022, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and for the first time in franchise history, on Nintendo Switch. One thing to note is that the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be on par with the last-gen versions.
What We Know so Far
In case you need a refresher, here is what we know about MLB The Show 22 so far. Last-gen and next-gen will have different features, but will share the same core experience.
The game will feature full cross-platform play and cross-platform progression, meaning you can bring your Franchise Mode and Road to the Show save the file to different systems.
Next-gen will attempt to deliver a more immersive experience. The game will target 60 FPS with 4K resolution. It includes new stadium creator additions. For PS5 owners, haptic feedback and tempest 3D Audiotech will also be available.
As we learn more, we will report about the newest installment of the baseball franchise. Until then, let us know how you’re feeling below about the new commentary team spearheaded by “Boog” Sciambi and Chris Singleton. You can also sound off in the official SGO discord.