Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s games division, has congratulated through Twitter to Sony San Diego, the developers of the MLB The Show series for the release of their latest installment today. The franchise was a regular exclusive on Sony consoles, but now, thanks to MLB, it’s also coming to Xbox One and Series X / S, as well as PC in the future.
This is why Spencer celebrates the fact that his players can finally enjoy a realistic simulator of America’s most popular sport. Remember that the North American region is where most Xbox are bought, so the lack of a good game of baseball on those consoles was strange to everyone.
Baseball on Xbox
It was all due to an agreement between Sony and MLB, an agreement that has been renewed and will now include all platforms. As an insider’s report already explained, the decision was not made by Sony but by Major League Baseball executives who want to reach a wider audience. Details were not disclosed, but Sony may prefer to develop a multiplatform title than have the deal with MLB broken and run out of it as well.
Congrats to @SonySanDiego on the launch of @MLBTheShow 21. Really great to have the game out for everyone. And to all those @Xbox fans over the years asking about a true baseball sim, we finally got one! @XboxGamePass @MLBGaminghttps://t.co/ARrryreT4a
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 20, 2021
In this way, Xbox users have a lot to celebrate, especially since Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download the game at no additional cost. Comparisons are inevitable, since on PlayStation you have to pay for the game, which highlights the difference between Game Pass and PlayStation Now.
For its part, MLB The Show 21 is receiving good reviews, so Sony can also celebrate that its San Diego studio has released a new success in its baseball franchise, although it has also done it for its competition.
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