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MLB The Show 22 release date, platforms, and more

Here is when the MLB The Show 22 release date landed on PlayStation and Xbox, plus plenty more info about the baseball game.

MLB The Show 22 release date: Ohtani readies his bat during a mo cap session

When was the MLB The Show 22 release date? San Diego Studio’s annual game is a must-have for baseball fans all over the world and this iteration of the game certainly got people excited.

Although there were fears that MLB The Show 22 would be delayed due to a lockout – a dispute between the MLB and the MLB Players Association – this was navigated by Sony and the game released in its usual annual window. Here’s everything you need to know about MLB The Show 22, including the game’s release date, platforms, cover star, and more.

MLB The Show 22 release date

The MLB The Show release date arrived on April 5, 2022. That’s bang in line with the usual release date window for the series, which always drops new games in March or April.

MLB The Show 22 platforms

MLB The Show 22 is exclusively a console game and didn’t come to PC. You could pick it up on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and for the first time ever in the series’ history, the Nintendo Switch.

There were several editions, all with different features. They were:

  • MLB The Show 22 Standard Edition
  • MLB The Show 22 MVP Edition
  • MLB The Show 22 Digital Deluxe Edition

As has become accustom for the series, MLB The Show 22 also launched into Xbox Game Pass on day one.

MLB The Show 22 cover athlete

There was a lot of talk about the MLB The Show 22 cover athlete in the build up to the game’s launch, but the spotlight player this time around was Shoheu Ohtani.

Ohtani had a 2021 to remember. The Los Angeles Angels player, who is nicknamed the Shotime, was the first two-way player in the MLB with 46 home runs and 26 stolen bases as a hitter and 156 strikeouts as a pitcher in the same season.

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So there you have it – everything you need to know about MLB The Show 22. For more similar and excellent games, consult our best sports games guide – whether it’s the pitch, the court, the octagon, or the race track, there’s something there for you.