MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one

MLB The Show 21

Baseball season is finally here. With that comes a new MLB The Show. Surprisingly, this year’s game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one.

The announcement was made this morning via Xbox Wire:

We’re delighted to announce that MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one and will be available on April 20 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as on Android phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) for Ultimate members. Both MLB The Show 21 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Standard Editions will be included with Xbox Game Pass so members will be able to play the best version of the game regardless of which console they’re on. And with cross-platform play and progress, you can play against others online, and earn and use content across the platform and generation you choose.

The game launches on April 20 across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. This is the first year that the franchise appears on Xbox platforms.

My Take

Oddly enough, the Sony-published game is not only coming to Xbox platforms but winds up as a day one Xbox Game Pass game. Meanwhile, there’s no announcement regarding PlayStation Now. I wonder how much Microsoft paid to get this deal?

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