Sony Interactive Entertainment will release the first PlayStation Studios game on Xbox consoles – MLB The Show 21 sports simulator. And, as it was recently announced, it will be included in the Xbox Game Pass catalog on its first day of sale.
The baseball simulator, which also launches on PlayStation consoles (but at full price), will be free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers when it goes on sale April 20 on Xbox Series X and S and Xbox One.
The MLB: The Show series of baseball games began in 2006 and has always been exclusive to PlayStation consoles. The latter part was developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment in San Diego. That MLB: The Show will first release on other console platforms was announced in December 2019 as part of Sony’s multi-year extension to its licensed game release agreement.
The addition of The Show 21 to Game Pass is probably the most influenced by the MLB league itself. The move is significant due to comments from Sony Interactive Entertainment about new game subscriptions: in an interview with GamesIndustry last September, SIE President Jim Ryan stated that this distribution model is unacceptable for PlayStation Studios, as its game budgets often exceed $ 100 million. …
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