MLB The Show 24: Release date, platforms and special editions

MLB The Show 24 platforms. Image courtesy Sony.
MLB The Show 24 platforms. Image courtesy Sony. /

MLB The Show 24 has officially been announced with the reveal of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as this year's cover athlete. The 24-year-old Blue Jays slugger and 2023 Home Run Derby winner is making his cover athlete debut.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is one of the league's most feared hitters with a career .279 average and 130 home runs in five seasons (including the shortened 2020 season). Last year, Guerrero Jr. hit .264 with 26 home runs and 94 RBIs. He's been voted as an All-Star the previous three years.

Although this is Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s first time being on the cover of an MLB The Show video game, it's actually not the first time for the Guerrero family. In 2006, Vlad Jr.'s father, Vladimir Guerrero Sr., was o nthe cover of MLB 2006 (the predecessor to MLB The Show).

In honor of his being named this year's cover athlete, MLB The Show traveled to his hometown in the Dominican Republic to film a special documentary. Check out the 42-minute documentary below and find the full details of everything we know about MLB The Show 24.

MLB The Show 24 release date and platforms

MLB The Show 24 has a release date of March 19, 2024. There are two Standard Editions announced: Last Gen ($59.99) for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and Current Gen ($69.99) for Xbox Series X|S and PS5. Both editions are currently available for pre-order.

The Last Gen Edition for Xbox One and PS4 is only available as digital, while the Standard Edition disc is available for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game will also be available to play through Game Pass at launch.

There is Cross Progression and cross-play on all consoles. However, Stadium Creator is only available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Will MLB The Show 24 have any special editions?

Sony has confirmed a Collector's Edition for MLB The Show 24, but has not yet revealed its contents. Check back on February 6 to learn what will come in this special edition.

Based on previous years, the Collector's Edition should cost around $99.99 and include digital bonuses like Stubs, various card packs, and early access.