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Forums - Microsoft Discussion - MLB The Show 21 coming to GamePass day one

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/04/02/mlb-the-show-21-coming-to-xbox-game-pass-day-one/

Pretty unexpected and big news. Can make sense for Sony, they do load the game with micro transactions.

Bean me if old.



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Well, that's... interesting.



Brilliant move to introduce the Xbox fanbase to a new franchise on the console.



Are the MLB games fun? I find baseball to be a snooze fest but I’ll give it a shot if it’s fun to play.



jason1637 said:

Are the MLB games fun? I find baseball to be a snooze fest but I’ll give it a shot if it’s fun to play.

Imho no. If you aren’t into baseball, the game won’t sway you. I rarely buy The Show but when I do I typically sim through some franchise seasons trying to turn the Rangers into a contender and then I am done. 



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Sony is telling journalists they had nothing to do with the GamePass deal and it was entirely MLB/Papa Phil. That’s extremely surprising imho. Sony must have given up a lot of control to be able to continue making MLB games.



Will this come to pc Gamepass? If so I'm pumped!



Dulfite said:

Will this come to pc Gamepass? If so I'm pumped!

Nope, the game is only on consoles (Xbox and PlayStation), no PC version.  I am pretty disappointed, as my consoles are a PS5 and an Xbox One S.  I don't really want to pay full price just to try it out, so I'll probably end up playing this on the One S.



LudicrousSpeed said:

Sony is telling journalists they had nothing to do with the GamePass deal and it was entirely MLB/Papa Phil. That’s extremely surprising imho. Sony must have given up a lot of control to be able to continue making MLB games.

MLB are the publishers for the XB version. I believe this was known since the Show 21 was formally announced.

So naturally the decision isn't Sony's.

I don't think there's anything surprising that Sony had little to no say on the matter. 

Last edited by twintail - on 07 April 2021

Oh so you totally expected Sony to cuck out entirely and give up all control on one of their flagship franchises on a competing platform? To create a huge value discrepancy between the game on PS vs Xbox? A vast majority of people didn’t see that coming judging from the response to the GamePass news. Everyone said Sony surely had a say in the deal.