As an Early Access version on Xbox Game Pass, MLB The Show 22 is now playable ahead of its April 5 release, but it comes with a few issues.
While the official release of MLB The Show 22 Not scheduled before April 5th, PlayStation and Xbox users will have the option to purchase an MVP edition of the game and get into the action four days early. The game can be purchased by Game Pass subscribers at a special discount and features perks to entice players to take the plunge.
Players who choose to purchase the game at a special price will receive two Gold Choice Packs, ten Show Packs, a Ballplayer Pack, along with double daily login rewards and 10,000 stubs. Unfortunately, MLB The Show 22 has some issues from the start, forcing it to have two scheduled server maintenance periods in two days.
Just a few hours in MLB The Show 22Upon the early release of April 1st, San Diego Studio was hit with several complaints regarding the Mini-Seasons and Marketplace functionality, forcing it into its first server maintenance. It’s normal for a game to face some bugs and issues in the first few weeks, but the player base was still upset. Currently, the mini-seasons are not working as they should, with several players reporting instances of games won but instead recording a loss, with some stating that they received an “Unfinished” result.
The second area of concern is the game’s marketplace, where players can use real money to purchase packs and obtain items and units for multiple online modes. Players have reported cases on social media where packs have been purchased and opened, but the items they collect are disappearing from their inventory with no chance of recovering them. It’s understandable that players are frustrated with this issue as purchased units can be used for modes like Diamond Dynasty where players can collect rewards for completing sets while using them to build a team to their strengths in the game to shape.
On April 2nd, San Diego Studio announced another server maintenance to address both issues as more players join the game over the next few days. MLB The Show 22 comes to the Nintendo Switch for the first time, increasing the number of people who jump in and strive to build a quality team to compete online. The pressure is on for the developer to deliver on its promise of being one of the best baseball titles of all time, not only because it’s available on all consoles, but also because there’s no baseball action outside of the gaming world.
MLB The Show 22 will be released on April 5th for PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
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