A spokesperson for PlayStation has given some clarification as to why the company is bringing its MLB The Show 21 to Xbox Game Pass. This person told Inverse it was about expanding the reach of the MLB the Show series. The representative did say it was the MLB’s decision to do this.
“As part of the goal for this year’s game, MLB decided to bring the franchise to more players and baseball fans,” the PlayStation spokesperson told Inverse. “This decision provides a unique opportunity to further establish MLB The Show as the premier brand for baseball video games.”
When asked about the deal to bring MLB the Show 21 to Xbox Game Pass, a representative for Microsoft said “We curate the library with the diversity of our 18 million members in mind.” However, MLB did not respond to Inverse’s request for comment.
MLB The Show 21 is the first PlayStation-published game to come to Xbox. It will release for Game Pass subscribers for free, while PlayStation users will have to $70.
The game launches on April 20th on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S.