MLB The Show 21 Leaked Cover Confirms Its Release on Xbox Consoles
A leaked image from the Jackie Robinson edition of MLB The Show 21 reveals that it will be available on the Xbox consoles as well.
Sooner or later, Sony’s San Diego Studio will officially unveil MLB The Show 21 as the next installment of the series. However, a new leaked banner of the game reveals that the next entry might be released on the Xbox consoles as well.
In case you don’t know, the MLB The Show franchise has been exclusive to PlayStation consoles since its first entry back in 2006. Although Sony has started rolling out some of its PlayStation-exclusive titles on PC since the last generation of consoles, it’s still a rare move for the Japanese giant to publish a first-party game on the Xbox consoles.
Recently, a leaked banner from the Jackie Robinson edition of MLB The Show 21 revealed that the game will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles as well as PS4 and PS5. If it turns out to be true, it’s the first time ever that an MLB The Show title launches on a console other than PlayStation.
Given that Sony’s MLB The Show series is strictly leaned on the official licensing deal between the company and the USA’s Major Baseball League, probably a little pressure from the MLB headquarters could convince Sony to launch the franchise on a broader set of platforms including the current-gen and last-gen consoles of Xbox. Of course, this will bring Sony more income as the publisher of the series. It’s yet to be seen whether there will be a PC version in the works.
Sony’s San Diego Studio has been working on the MLB The Show series for years now as their only major project. That being said, recently there were rumors around dividing the studio members into two separate teams, with one of them working on the current MLB series and the other one getting budget for a new triple-A IP.