We ended last week with the huge news that MLB The Show 21, a title developed by Sony, would be arriving into Xbox Game Pass on its launch. It appears the shock decision was made by MLB, not Sony.
A spokesperson has reportedly revealed to Inverse that "MLB decided to bring the franchise to more players", hence its appearance into Xbox Game Pass. This follows Sony Interactive Entertainment previously agreeing to the game being supported on more platforms back in 2019. We're not quite sure this is what they had in mind, though.
“As part of the goal for this year’s game, MLB decided to bring the franchise to more players and baseball fans. This decision provides a unique opportunity to further establish MLB The Show as the premier brand for baseball video games.”
It's definitely a bold choice, especially when PlayStation users will have to play for full price for what has been up until this point, a first-party franchise. But Xbox players are definitely getting the better end of the deal, as it will be 'free' to download in Game Pass when it launches on April 20. We can't wait!
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