Sony has announced that they have extended their video game partnership with MLB and, in the process, will have the game appear on other platforms.
In a press release from MLB, they've announced that MLB The Show will start appearing on other platforms. The most interesting line in the press release is as follows:
In addition, the historic expansion of the long-standing partnerships will bring MLB The Show, for the first time ever, to additional console platforms beyond PlayStation platforms as early as 2021. Complete details will be announced at a later date.
So while we may not know exactly where it'll be going yet, we do have a pretty good idea. The official Xbox Twitter account responded to the news with "No more away games", while the Nintendo of America account retweeted the press release with a baseball emoji. There's no official PC account, for obvious reasons, but there's a good chance we can expect the games to show up there as well.
So how did this deal come about? Well, that's a good question. Maybe MLB pushed for it, hoping people will forget about the oft poorly received R.B.I. Baseball series. Maybe Sony wanted it, in the hope of selling more copies of the game? It's hard to tell, but it's also hard to call this a bad move in any way. Baseball fans can now enjoy the best baseball game on any console, and Sony will likely sell a few extra copies on other platforms. Everyone wins.
Well, except R.B.I. Baseball. They never win.
While 2021's game will be multiplatform, MLB The Show 2020 will be launching on March 17th, 2020, as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
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