In a giant shakeup for the world of sports activities video video games, it has been introduced that Sony’s long-time PlayStation-exclusive baseball sequence, The Present, is coming to Xbox and Nintendo Swap.
This isn’t totally out of left discipline, nevertheless, because it was confirmed back in 2019 that the exclusivity for PlayStation was ending, with the primary multiplatform launch penciled in for 2021 on the soonest. Now we all know it is occurring with MLB The Present 21, which has 22-year-old San Diego Padres shortstop phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. on the quilt as the leaks suggested.
It is also been confirmed that MLB The Present carries a premium price ticket on PS5 and Xbox Sequence X|S, as it can price $70 USD on the next-gen methods. The PS4/Xbox One version is $60 USD.
Relating to the growth to Xbox, Sony San Diego’s Ramone Russell said in a blog post that it is all about bringing in new gamers.
“It is a very thrilling second for all of us because the storied franchise will probably be accessible to extra avid gamers than earlier than,” Russell stated. “We wish to thank everybody at PlayStation, Xbox, Main League Baseball, Main League Baseball Gamers Affiliation and the San Diego Studio for working diligently to carry MLB The Present to extra customers.”
Folks had been hoping that the tip of exclusivity for PlayStation may imply The Present would additionally launch on Nintendo Swap–heck, Nintendo even tweeted about it–but there was no point out in the present day of a Nintendo version of the baseball sport.
Sony has additionally confirmed that MLB The Present 21 will characteristic cross-play with PlayStation and Xbox, whereas there will even be cross-progression help, however solely from PS4 to PS5, it appears.
Sony additionally famous that there will probably be no method to improve from the usual version to next-gen at no additional price. “In case you are excited about accessing the sport on each present and subsequent gen platforms, please wait for more information concerning the collector’s version,” Sony stated. The collector’s version will probably be introduced this Wednesday.
It is a very massive change, because it marks the primary time in practically a decade that Xbox followers are getting a correct simulation baseball sport. 2K Sports activities benched its MLB 2K sequence after MLB 2K13, with the corporate as an alternative placing its efforts into the highly regarded NBA 2K sequence.
The RBI Baseball sequence is an formally licensed baseball sport that has been accessible on Xbox and Nintendo platforms in recent times, however it’s a budget-priced arcade-style sport.