Microsoft and MLB have announced that the upcoming MLB The Show 21, will be making its way to Xbox Game Pass on day one.
MLB The Show 21 makes the first game in the series to go multi-platform, as part of Sony’s deal with MLB and the MLB Players Association signed in December 2019.
“As we said from the beginning, this is an incredible moment for all of us and bringing the franchise to more players and baseball fans is something we at MLB, MLB Players, Inc., and Xbox are all excited about,” said Jamie Leece, MLB Senior Vice President, Games & VR.
The game includes cross-platform play and progression, meaning you can easily switch consoles or devices and still keeping playing where you left off.
Subscribers of Xbox Games Pass and Game Pass Ultimate (including Xbox Cloud Gaming Beta on Android) will have access to the game when it launches.
Xbox Game Pass has increasingly become the best deal in gaming since it includes all first-party Xbox Game Studio titles (including a number of Bethesda games) and newer games like Outriders and NBA 2K.
Xbox Game Pass costs $11.99 CAD per month on console or PC. Stepping up to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $16.99 CAD/month gets you both PC and Console versions of the service, Xbox Live Gold and EA Play (formerly EA Access) and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The game does not support Smart Delivery on Xbox, so you’ll need the Current and Next Gen Bundle or Collector’s Edition which includes both versions for $109 CAD.