R.B.I. Baseball 21 returns to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch in March

R.B.I. Baseball 21 might no longer be the only Big league Baseball-licensed alternative for Xbox One and Xbox Series X, however it’s still releasing — and it comes out March 16, 5 weeks prior to Sony San Diego Studio’s MLB The Program 21.

And you understand what? It looks respectable! R.B.I. Baseball, established by MLB Advanced Media, embraced modern-style pitching and batting video cameras (and controls) with in 2015’s video game, taking the series far from the rote, arcade-style view and fundamental commands. It’s still not always a complete “simulation-style” baseball title, however such things interact that there’s more depth to the franchise than merely porting gameplay from the 1987 NES initial into present day.

R.B.I. Baseball 21 will include play-by-play commentary from Fran Charles of MLB Network. (This is in fact Charles’ 2nd computer game gig; he hosted a virtual highlights program in Madden NFL 10.) Users might likewise produce their own gamers and place them into any lineup. And lighting will now alter throughout a video game to reveal shifts from an afternoon start to late innings under the lights.

Tim Anderson, the Chicago White Sox shortstop who won his very first Silver Slugger award after the 2020 season, is the cover star. R.B.I. Baseball 21 will be offered through online shops for Nintendo Change, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, with packaged products readily available for pre-order from GameStop, Walmart, and Target.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.