The popular MLB The Show franchise has been a hit among many sports fans, but the title has had limited reach for quite some time. MLB The Show is owned and developed by Sony, meaning that it has only been available to PlayStation owners. That’s been a significant issue for PC and Xbox gamers, as a simulation baseball title has not been introduced for the Xbox or PC since 2012 (for PC) and 2013 (for Xbox). So will the drought continue with MLB The Show 21? It actually may not.
Back in December of 2019, Major League Baseball, along with the MLBPA, 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. The MLBPA and Sony also announced that the franchise will be brought to “console platforms beyond PlayStation platforms as early as 2021.”
This announcement signified that MLB The Show’s time as a PlayStation exclusive would come to an end, and Xbox, as well as Nintendo, certainly played up the news on social media.
However, it’s unclear at the moment as to whether the game will actually hit non-Sony platforms in 2021. While the joint announcement stated that MLB The Show will be available on other platforms as early as 2021, Sony San Diego, as of this writing, has not confirmed whether an Xbox or PC launch is imminent.
So as far as to whether we can expect an Xbox or PC version of MLB The Show in 2021, all we can say at this point is that only time will tell.