MLB The Show 21 looks absolutely stunning in 4K 60FPS gameplay trailer

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MLB The Show has always been a gorgeous-looking game. But with the improved hardware in Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles — the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, respectively — Sony San Diego Studio can really flex their muscle. This week’s look at MLB The Show 21 didn’t focus on new features or gameplay innovations, but rather the improved visuals and performance of the game.

The two-minute trailer is filled with visual eye candy as we’re treated to various gameplay moments. From day games to night games, we can see the shadows cast upon the various stadiums and players. But the real detail is seen when looking at the players themselves. From the stitching of the uniforms to the leather of the gloves to the actual players’ facial hair, expressions and movement, MLB The Show 21 is kicking its graphics up a notch.

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As the trailer notes, the footage was captured on “next-gen hardware,” but Sony doesn’t specifically say if its the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. I’m sure the game will look great on both and seeing as how this is the first time the franchise will be multiplatform, Sony probably doesn’t want to be playing favorites. Despite Sony San Diego being a Sony-owned studio, part of the recent agreement signed last year meant putting MLB The Show on multiple gaming platforms outside the PlayStation family of consoles.

Beyond the visuals, the trailer also gives us a look at the new Stadium Creator feature, which is only available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of MLB The Show 21. There’s also a mysterious series of Roman numerals that pop up at the 1:40 mark. We don’t quite know what it’s referring to, but some believe it could have something to do with Diamond Dynasty.

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It would make sense that Sony includes some sort of teaser as this week’s Feature Premier will highlight “more variety, and ways to play.”

MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.