Play PlayStation game on Xbox
Let’s start at the beginning. That MLB The Show 21 coming to Xbox is no coincidence. When Sony acquired the rights to MLB (Major League Baseball), the agreement included a clause that forced Sony to launch the multiplatform game. This means that the game must reach other consoles, such as the Xbox, after three years. If we know this, the news may be less shocking, but they have nuances that show how well Microsoft is playing its cards.
This is exactly what was published recently, news that would attract attention mainly because PlayStation Studios is sealed on the Xbox, but hides a wonderful game.
How to make the Xbox Game Pass even more protagonist
“What kind of PlayStation game is coming to the Xbox? Let’s give it away at the Xbox Game Pass.” That’s what Microsoft had to think about when they launched the MLB The Show 21 presentation on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S. With the idea to further portray its the biggest competitor, Microsoft decided to put the game with its famous subscription service to get more appeal.
It’s time to pay on the PlayStation
Surprisingly, PlayStation users won’t just have to pay 70 euros to play the PS5 or PS4 version, and you’ll also have to pay an extra $ 15 to qualify for the version that allows you to play on the PS4 and later on the PS5, as there won’t be direct backward compatibility like in other Sony games.
On the Xbox, however, Smart Delivery will be responsible for downloading the appropriate version for each console, choosing the Xbox One or Xbox Series S / S, depending on the platform you’re playing on, and without having to pay a single euro more.
That’s why MLB The Show 21 is completely free on Xbox, while players on the PlayStation even have to pay for the leap to the new generation. There is no doubt that Microsoft has managed to score an incredible goal in this show, so we’ll see how Sony responds in the future, as the Xbox Game Pass is causing them more dissatisfaction this year.