For the very first time since its inception, MLB The Show is coming to Xbox this year. Xbox gamers have long been starving for a triple-A baseball title ever since the end of the 2K Baseball franchise. For Microsoft gamers looking for someone to thank, thank the league that The Show replicates.
According to PlayStation, it was Major League Baseball’s decision to bring MLB The Show 21 to the rival platform.
“As part of the goal for this year’s game, MLB decided to bring the franchise to more players and baseball fans,” a PlayStation representative told digital publisher Inverse. “This decision provides a unique opportunity to further establish MLB The Show as the premier brand for baseball video games.”
MLB The Show 21 is confirmed to launch on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass April 20, which is the same day as the PlayStation release. The Show is set to feature cross-play between consoles, as well as cross-progression. This means that not only can players play online against other platforms, but carry their progress data onto other systems.
Cross-play/progression is just one of the many exciting features coming to this year’s game. For one, next-gen gamers are getting a stadium creator. For the first time since the days of MVP Baseball, users can create, customize, and even share the virtual ballpark of their dreams. Road to the Show has seen some impressive updates and characters will now be available outside of the career mode.
For our Xbox gamers, be sure to check out SGO’s guide to MLB The Show. The game launches on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X in just under two weeks.
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