Microsoft has announced they’re bringing the formerly PlayStation-exclusive baseball game MLB The Show 21 for Xbox, and its coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and smartphones on launch day.
MLB The Show 21 is launching across Xbox Series X+S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on April 20th.
This means the Sony Interactive Entertainment San Diego Studio-developed game is coming day-and-date on Xbox Series X+S and Xbox One alongside the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions. Sony Interactive Entertainment is still publishing the PS4 and PS5 versions, while the MLB group is publishing the Xbox versions.
MLB The Show has been developed by Sony development teams for years since its debut back in 1998, then produced by Sony Interactive Studios America. Eventually the series was produced by Sony Interactive San Diego Studios beginning in 2006.
This is the first release to ever come to non-PlayStation consoles, following a license renewal back in 2019 that stipulated the franchise had to go multi-platform.
Here’s a new trailer:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Be a 2-way star
For the first time, take your Ball Player from Road To The Show and use him in other game modes. Now your Ball Player can be a 2-way star!
Streamlined Diamond Dynasty experience
Our live content now streamlines programs to provide clearer goals, faster paths to rewards based on how you play, and welcomes a new class of Legends to build your dream squad.
Tailored and focused gameplay
New to MLB The Show this year is gameplay styles alongside new gameplay onboarding tutorials to expand gameplay for all playstyles and skill levels – Casual, Simulation, and Competitive.
New pitching mechanic! Complete fielding overhaul New player onboarding experience New Franchise and MTO tools to better plan for the future.
Unleash your creativity to build something truly epic with the highly anticipated Stadium Creator mode in Xbox Series X|S versions.