Derek "The Captain" Jeter was revealed as the cover athlete for the collector's editions of MLB The Show 23. Jeter announced the news on The Jimmy Fallon Show of all places, followed by an official PlayStation Blog post by Sony San Diego Studio. The New York Yankees legend and Hall of Famer was a five-time World Series champion and the Most Valuable Player of the 2000 World Series.
There will be two collector’s editions of MLB The Show 23 – a physical Collector’s Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition. The Collector’s edition will include a limited edition New Era MLB The Show 9FIFTY Cap, a limited edition Steel Book case, and a number of in-game items. The Digital Deluxe Edition essentially includes a larger haul of in-game goodies, such as more packs and Stubs (in-game currency), in place of the hat and steel book case. Both versions will cost a cool $99.99 and include four days of early access, which begins on March 24th.
San Diego Studio also announced that a technical playtest would be taking place starting on February 15th, ending on February 21st. There is no need to sign-up for the test, as it will be available as a free download to anyone on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, and Nintendo eShop.