Update: Both Nintendo and Microsoft have retweeted the official announcement, indicating that MLB The Show will seemingly be headed to each of their platforms sooner or later.

Orignal: When it involves sports activities video games, there are specific particular titles that usually dominate their chosen sport. San Diego Studio’s MLB The Show is the flagship Major League Baseball recreation, formally licensed by the MLB, and uncontested yearly as the perfect recreation for baseball followers. Coming from a first-party Sony studio, MLB The Show has all the time been a PlayStation-exclusive title, however that will likely be altering quickly. Sony and MLB at present introduced an prolonged partnership that may take MLB The Show multiplatform, and it may occur as quickly as 2021.

In addition to extending the MLB The Show licensing partnership that San Diego Studio enjoys, the extremely lauded baseball franchise will likely be obtainable on “additional console platforms beyond PlayStation.” Sony and San Diego Studio will proceed the event and distribution of the title every year. Additional particulars in regards to the growth of the partnership will likely be made at a later date. With this going into impact after the PS5 and next-gen Xbox launch and MLB The Show 20 nonetheless but to launch, don’t count on to get an excessive amount of further data forward of first quarter subsequent yr.

MLB The Show 20 will rejoice the 15th yr of the San Diego Studio sequence in 2020, and (improvement hiccups apart) is anticipated to be the ultimate PlayStation-exclusive MLB The Show recreation. Sony growing and publishing a recreation for different platforms is not completely unprecedented. Minecraft exists on PS4 regardless of now being printed and developed by a Microsoft-owned studio. It’s even getting full cross-play to permit all gamers to play collectively. It’s unknown if MLB The Show will take pleasure in related perks as soon as it goes multiplatform, however with an increasing number of titles breaking these console boundaries, it’s exhausting to think about that it wouldn’t.

We’ve beforehand speculated about the potential for “consoles as a service” and the concept that exclusives have gotten extra about ecosystems than they’re about particular consoles. This MLB The Show multiplatform deal exhibits that Sony is considering past its personal borders. Maybe quickly they’ll contemplate approaching Stadia with ecosystem methods that stretch past the PlayStation platform.

[Source: MLB]