Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch in 2017, no simulation baseball game has been released for the platform. And as a matter of fact, no simulation game that was licensed by Major League Baseball has been released on Nintendo platforms since 2012 with MLB 2K12. However, Nintendo users may not have to wait much longer for a simulation baseball game, as MLB The Show might actually be making its way to the Switch this year.
In December of 2019, Major League Baseball, along with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sony, and Sony San Diego, announced a multi-year agreement to extend the partnership between the parties. The announcement noted that the agreement will allow the MLB The Show franchise to continue, but with one twist. In the same announcement, MLBPA and Sony stated in the joint release that the franchise will be brought to “console platforms beyond PlayStation platforms as early as 2021.”
This announcement confirmed that MLB The Show’s time as a PlayStation-exclusive title would be coming to an end, and let’s just say that Nintendo had no problem stirring the pot upon this announcement. Shortly after this release, the Nintendo of America Twitter account teased that MLB The Show might soon be headed to users in the near future.
However, while the announcement clearly stated that non-PlayStation sports gamers can expect MLB The Show launch for new platforms in the near future, it’s unknown at this time whether that time will come in 2021. Sony San Diego, as of this writing, has not announced a release date, nor clarified whether MLB The Show will be headed to new consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, starting next year.
So as far as to whether we can expect an Nintendo Switch version of MLB The Show in 2021, all we can say at this point is that only time will tell.