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MLB The Show will be coming to Microsoft and Nintendo consoles

Published: 13:11, 10 December 2019
Promotional image for MLB The Show 18
MLB The Show 18 by Sony

Fans of Sony's long-running franchise MLB The Show have thus far been forced to either buy a PlayStation or turn to other sources to quench their baseball thirst, but no more as Nintendo and Microsoft both confirmed they'll be hosting MLB The Show relatively soon.

The news comes from Sony's announcement of a multi-year extension of their partnership with Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, where the "multi" extends to platforms as well. 

"In addition, the historic expansion of the long-standing partnerships will bring MLB The Show, for the first time ever, to additional console platforms beyond PlayStation platforms as early as 2021. Complete details will be announced at a later date', the announcement says. 

Of course, the announcement doesn't specifically name Microsoft and Nintendo but everyone and their dog know what Sony meant, including the aforementioned two. 

Xbox's head honcho Phil Spencer quickly reacted, tweeting, "Great to see the game is coming to more players". Nintendo America posted a similar reaction, saying the news of MLB The Show's future is quite exciting.

We've still some time to go until we can talk about anything playable, but we expect plenty more info throughout 2020. 

It seems that ever since Epic pulled off the impossible with , Sony started easing up on their exclusivity policies or at least thinking about it. Today's launch of is yet another example of this, and there's much good to be said about such an approach.

For instance, when it comes to purely making games - Rockstar have been doing quite well on all the platforms, cleverly prioritising certain ones according to needs and internal plans. Sony have produced some real masterpieces and there are fewer and fewer reasons not to cash in on other platforms once the hyper period is done. Besides,  

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