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Is the 2023 World Baseball Classic in MLB The Show 23?

Baseball is back on the world's stage.

Twenty teams will look to take the crown in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in the month of March. With MLB The Show 23 just around the corner, one has to wonder whether the developers at San Diego Studios (SDS) have plans to put WBC-themed content into this year’s edition of the franchise. It’s not often that the Classic occurs, nor is it often that mentions or content regarding the game actually get added into video games. Fortunately, the answer to that question is one that will please a lot of fans.

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2023 WBC in MLB The Show 23

On March 8, San Diego Studios gave baseball fans an update regarding 2023 World Baseball Classic content. SDS stated via a one-minute YouTube video that MLB The Show 23 will feature jerseys and players from the Classic, which kicked off on March 7 in the United States. You’ll find all the content in Diamond Dynasty when the game launches.

The 2023 World Baseball Classic marks the first time in six years that the global baseball event will take place. Traditionally, the WBC occurs every four years. However, the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the 2021 event back by two years.

The addition of World Baseball Classic-themed jerseys and players marks the first time in quite some time that related content will be added to a video game. The WBC was not a part of MLB The Show 17, nor has the Classic been a part of many games since the inaugural event in 2006. Back then, Major League Baseball 2K6 had a whole dedicated WBC tournament mode that included the countries and most of the players in the event. Seeing it finally come back to MLB The Show 23 is great for fans, and they’ll be able to pick it up on March 24.


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