Pre-order

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Until they release the info for the other versions; looks like the only benefit to pre-ordering the Standard version is if you have a PS5 you get 10 The Show packs.

Unless something special is offered for the Digital Deluxe version (PS4); I'm not pre-ordering and will wait to see how bad the gameplay is this year.

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@x814xMafia said in Pre-order:

I'm not pre-ordering and will wait to see how bad the gameplay is this year.

Everybody says the same thing every year then rush to pre order 😂

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They'll release more info I'm sure.

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A. One of the bigger pre-order features in previous years was a card to use for the remainder of the old game's life cycle (Baez for 19, Harper for 18, etc). Obviously this has absolutely value whatsoever for XBOX users who don't have a current-year game to use it in.

B. The extra swag they give for pre-orders is to entice people to buy early so that SDS (or whoever) can get PAID early. The fact that we're now in February and the game drops in mid-April means that pre-order float of cash isn't going to be as big or as lengthy as it is normally. Hence it's not as necessary to create a preorder frenzy so they can hold your cash for 5 months. Ergo, since the pre-order push isn't going to be as big, there's less of a need to lard the offer up with goodies.

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@SaveFarris said in Pre-order:

A. One of the bigger pre-order features in previous years was a card to use for the remainder of the old game's life cycle (Baez for 19, Harper for 18, etc). Obviously this has absolutely value whatsoever for XBOX users who don't have a current-year game to use it in.

B. The extra swag they give for pre-orders is to entice people to buy early so that SDS (or whoever) can get PAID early. The fact that we're now in February and the game drops in mid-April means that pre-order float of cash isn't going to be as big or as lengthy as it is normally. Hence it's not as necessary to create a preorder frenzy so they can hold your cash for 5 months. Ergo, since the pre-order push isn't going to be as big, there's less of a need to lard the offer up with goodies.

I agree. Unless they offer early play, or stubs/packs/cards, it's not worth it to pre-order; in my opinion.

Not until I see how much of an issue it's going to be server wise.

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Is there any current benefit to preordering? Flashback card or anything?

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I wonder if they’ll do what they did for Baez and Harper the last two years

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@SaveFarris said in Pre-order:

there's less of a need to lard the offer up with goodies.

I WANT FREE STUFF!!!

I will order early, of course.

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@imnotThatg00d_94 said in Pre-order:

I wonder if they’ll do what they did for Baez and Harper the last two years

Free 99 Tatis for Pre-ordering:

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I probably wont pre-order because I hope to get a PS5. No need in having a game for the 4 & 5, unless I was rich.

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@TheGoaler said in Pre-order:

I probably wont pre-order because I hope to get a PS5. No need in having a game for the 4 & 5, unless I was rich.

I think If you buy MLB 21 on the PS4 it will transfer over PS5 once u sign in to your PSN account on PS5.

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@TheGoaler said in Pre-order:

unless I was rich.

I'm super rich. I'll buy it for you. I'm hoping they come out with it on the Switch, PS3, Super NES and GameCube. I'd buy them all.

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@shaww65 said in Pre-order:

@TheGoaler said in Pre-order:

I probably wont pre-order because I hope to get a PS5. No need in having a game for the 4 & 5, unless I was rich.

I think If you buy MLB 21 on the PS4 it will transfer over PS5 once u sign in to your PSN account on PS5.

This is what they said, interpret it as you will:
"Please note: There will be no standard edition upgrade path from current gen to next gen. If you are interested in having access to the game on both current and next gen platforms, please wait for more info about the collector’s edition."

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I will wait for the digital deluxe version and hope they give packs and stubs like previous editions.

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@SaveFarris said in Pre-order:

B. The extra swag they give for pre-orders is to entice people to buy early so that SDS (or whoever) can get PAID early. The fact that we're now in February and the game drops in mid-April means that pre-order float of cash isn't going to be as big or as lengthy as it is normally. Hence it's not as necessary to create a preorder frenzy so they can hold your cash for 5 months. Ergo, since the pre-order push isn't going to be as big, there's less of a need to lard the offer up with goodies.

100% true. Pre-order push isn't as big, but they're going to want to stick to the April date and get the game live so that they can sell stubs. I'm guessing a lot of pent-up demand early on for folks to get their "A-team" ASAP given the late start.