Xbox admits it had to rely on Sony to bring MLB The Show 21 to Series X | S.


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As we mentioned months ago, with this year’s release, a franchise MLB Presentation It is no longer a PlayStation exclusive and is now available on Xbox. In other words, it’s the first game developed by Sony studios to come to Xbox and to make that happen, Microsoft had to rely heavily on Sony.

MLB Show 21 It debuted last April and made its debut on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S and PC. Well, for that to be possible, of course, SIE San Diego Studio needed the Xbox.

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Microsoft had for the first time ever had Sony deliver premature versions of its consoles. Taking into account that MLB Show 21 This year’s developer kits debuted for Xbox Series X consoles | S ahead of release, Sarah Bond, Head of Experience and Game Builder Ecosystem at Xbox, revealed to Axios (via Chronicle video games).

This is very important, this happened even before the existence of the Xbox Series S (September 2020) or even the Xbox Series X (December 2019) was revealed. For this reason, Bond says it «was a real, genuine gesture of confidence in the industry.»

Microsoft wanted the license MLB Presentation

Another interesting detail that Bond revealed in the interview is that Microsoft has tried for several years to obtain a license MLB Show 21 Until it finally reached the 2021 version.

The show always came to mind. We always said, ‘We love this game.’ Bringing it to Xbox would be a huge opportunity,» Bond commented, which they thought when they were developing into another MLB franchise, RBI Baseball.

Not only did Xbox eventually succeed, but the game was also offered on Xbox Game Pass and the movement seems to have paid off, as Xbox confirmed it already during its premiere week. MLB Show 21 It was the best sports game of last year on Xbox and the second sports game ever on Xbox.

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