We learned a few months ago that MLB The Show 21 would be the first entry in the Sony-published franchise to land on Xbox consoles. This was a pretty huge surprise in itself, given that the popular baseball sim has long remained a PlayStation IP. There are some great baseball games available on Xbox, sure, but nothing quite on the level of MLB.
Microsoft is now stepping up to the major leagues. Not only will MLB The Show 21 come to Xbox consoles as promised, it'll also head straight to Xbox Game Pass when it launches on April 20. A former PlayStation exclusive on Microsoft's subscription gaming service is yet another huge get for a company that has had some truly massive wins of late.
"We're delighted to announce that MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one," Microsoft explained in a blog post. "It will be available on April 20 for Xbox Series X'S and Xbox One, as well as on Android phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) for Ultimate members.
"Both MLB The Show 21 Xbox One and Xbox Series X'S Standard Editions will be included with Xbox Game Pass so members will be able to play the best version of the game regardless of which console they're on. And with cross-platform play and progress, you can play against others online, and earn and use content across the platform and generation you choose."
It's worth noting that MLB The Show 21 coming to Xbox consoles is a deal between Microsoft and MLB rather than some landmark moment between Microsoft and Sony. In other words, don't expect Uncharted and The Last Of Us to show up on Game Pass any time soon.
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