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Sony's MLB The Show 21 coming to Game Pass on launch day

The baseball title developed Sony-owned San Diego Studio had been a PlayStation exclusive for over 15 years.
Microsoft will stop at nothing until Game Pass becomes the ultimate gaming service and has surprised baseball fans that own an Xbox console by announcing that MLB The Show 21 will come to the service on launch day.

In a quick statement published on the Xbox Wire website, the company revealed that the franchise developed by San Diego Studio, one of Sony's first-party studios, will make its way to Xbox for the first time ever, having previously released exclusively on Sony platforms since 2006.

Fans were expecting news ever since 2019, when the Major League Baseball and Xbox revealed that MLB had reached an agreement with Sony regarding a multi-year multi-platform deal that would see San Diego Studio continue developing the title, with the promise that it launched on other consoles "as soon as 2021."

MLB The Show 21 - Release date

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(Picture: San Diego Studio)

The game will release this upcoming 20th April on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series XIS, and Xbox One consoles. 

Microsoft has confirmed that all versions of the game will be available via Game Pass. On top of this, fans will be able to take MLB The Show on the go with xCloud on Android devices.

MLB The Show 21 - Price

With MLB The Show 21 coming to Game Pass, fans are wondering of Sony will drop the cost of the title on PlayStation. The answer is no.

As of right now, it's expected that MLB The Show 21 sells for a suggested retail price of £59.99/$69.99 on PS5 and £49.99/$59.99 on PS4 and Xbox (in case you decide to buy your copy), with the Jackie Robinson reaching £74.99/$84.99 on both platforms.