MLB The Show 21 will be playable on Xbox Game Pass on launch day

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What you need to know

  • MLB The Show 21 is officially launching in Xbox Game Pass on April 20.
  • This is the first time the series has launched outside of PlayStation platforms.
  • MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox, PC, and PlayStation.

It was no doubt a shocking announcement when it was revealed that MLB The Show would be coming to other platforms in 2019. This marked the first time in the franchise's history that it would release outside of the PlayStation platform, which was exciting for many baseball fans. However, with a brand new announcement today, Xbox players will have even more reasons to be excited when MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20th.

In an official blog post from Xbox Wire, it was revealed that MLB The Show 21 will officially be coming to Xbox Game Pass. Not only is the game coming to the service, but it is also launching day and date on Game Pass. MLB The Show 21 will be playable on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and playable on android and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming. The game features cross-progression and cross-platform play, making MLB The Show 21 incredibly accessible to both new fans and seasoned veterans.

This continues the momentum Xbox appears to be harnessing with the service. Just yesterday, Outriders, the new RPG from People Can Fly, launched day and date in Xbox Game Pass as well. It appears more and more 3rd party developers are seeing the appeal and success of the Xbox Game Pass model. It certainly leaves a question of what game could come to the service next, as more and more AAA developers are supporting the service. However, one thing is for certain: MLB The Show 21 will be one of the best Xbox games to play this year.

Nicholas Downie