MLB The Show 23, the upcoming edition of the popular baseball video game, will feature exciting content related to the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). San Diego Studios (SDS), the developers of the game, announced via a one-minute YouTube video that players can expect to see WBC-themed jerseys and players in the game’s Diamond Dynasty mode. This update was released on March 8, and the WBC content officially kicked off on March 7 in the United States.
The 2023 World Baseball Classic holds special significance as it marks the return of the global baseball event after a six-year gap. Traditionally, the WBC takes place every four years, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused a two-year delay, making baseball fans even more eager to experience the tournament in MLB The Show 23.
This addition of World Baseball Classic content to the video game is a notable development as it has been a while since related content was featured in baseball games. For instance, the WBC was absent from MLB The Show 17, and it has not been prominently included in many games since its inaugural event in 2006. The exception was seen in Major League Baseball 2K6, which offered a dedicated WBC tournament mode with participating countries and players in the event.
With the inclusion of WBC-themed jerseys and players in MLB The Show 23’s Diamond Dynasty, baseball enthusiasts can now enjoy the excitement and uniqueness of the global tournament within the virtual world of the video game. The WBC’s return in both real life and virtual form promises an unforgettable experience for fans and players alike.