Long-time PlayStation exclusive series MLB The Show is finally coming to other platforms. MLB The Show 21 is the latest installment in Sony’s sports video game franchise and launches April 20th on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
After a recent leak, a new announcement on the PlayStation blog confirmed that MLB The Show is ending exclusivity and will soon be releasing on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
“This is a very exciting moment for all of us as the storied franchise will be accessible to more gamers than before,” reads the post. “We would like to thank everyone at PlayStation, Xbox, Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Players Association and the San Diego Studio for working diligently to bring MLB The Show to more users. “
Cross-Platform Play and Cross Progression
In addition to a multi-platform release, Sony notes that MLB The Show 21 will support cross-platform play and cross progression. This means that PlayStation players will be able to play against Xbox users and vice versa. Furthermore, cross progression means that players will retain progress across platforms and generations.
MLB The Show is available for pre-purchase now and there are three types of editions:
- MLB The Show 21 Standard Edition
- MLB The Show 21 Next Gen Standard Edition
- MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition
The current generation standard edition of the game is available for $59.99 USD/$79.99 CAD/£59.99 GBP/€69.99 EUR MSRP. Meanwhile, the next generation version can be picked up for $69.99 USD/$89.99 CAD/£69.99 GBP/€79.99 EUR MSRP. Both the current-gen and next-gen versions include 5000 Stubs, the MLB series’ in-game currency, with the latter containing 10 The Show Packs as well.
More information about the Collector’s Edition of MLB The Show 21 will be revealed on Wednesday, 3rd February. Sony says that there is “no standard edition upgrade path from current gen to next gen” but hints that the collector’s edition will allow owners to play on both generations.