MLB The Show 21 is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day 1

Phil Spencer has just announced that MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Published: April 2, 2021 9:35 AM /



MLB The Show 21 has just been announced by Phil Spencer that it's coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One. He also announced that it is also coming for Android phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. Both the MLB The Show 21 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Standard Editions will be arriving on Game Pass so players can use the newest console they have available to play the best version of the game available to them. There will also be cross-platform play and progress and you can play against others online across the platform and generation that players can choose.

This is a pretty big deal, as MLB The Show has traditionally been a Sony developed and published product and has traditionally been a PlayStation exclusive. This year, however, the MLB has taken a more active role and is publishing the game on Xbox.  It's not as if they've been bad games either, as last year's PS4-exclusive MLB The Show 20 received an 84 average on OpenCritic. 

MLB The Show 21 will have next-generation improvements that include thousands of new animations, new innovations on the gameplay, and a new Stadium Creator that allows players to create their own perfect place to play.

MLB The Show 21 will be arriving on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Android Phones and Tablets via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on April 20, 2021. You can pre-order it now on Microsoft's store here

For more information on MLB The Show, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.

Update April 2, 2021, 10:35 AM: The article was updated to state that the MLB is publishing the version on Xbox.

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