After last week's shock announcement that MLB The Show 21 would be coming to Xbox Game Pass, Sony has further elaborated on the decision.
In statement via Inverse, Sony notes that the MLB is the reason that the game is coming to Xbox's subscription model, despite still costing full price on PS4 and PS5.
MLB The Show 21 On Game Pass Was MLB's Decision, Sony Explains
“As part of the goal for this year’s game, MLB decided to bring the franchise to more players and baseball fans,” a PlayStation representative told the site.
“This decision provides a unique opportunity to further establish MLB The Show as the premier brand for baseball video games.”
I'd definitely recommend checking out the full piece from Inverse, which also looks at why games are starting to launch into Game Pass on day one.
MLB The Show makes its debut on Xbox consoles on April 20th and as part of Game Pass. The previously PlayStation-exclusive franchise, which began back in 2006, will also come to other platforms in the future.
For more on Game Pass, be sure to check out April's full lineup, including GTA 5 and last week's day one launch of Outriders.