With another thrilling Opening Day in the books, Major League Baseball fans around the world were treated to all the nail biters, dingers, and bat flips they could handle when teams took the field to kick off the 2021 season.
A game developed by Sony is $10 more on Sonys console. A game developed by Sony will be on Game Pass Day one.
didn't MLB (the other publisher in hands with this) push for being multiplat though? Seems weird that Sony would make it on gamepass if it was just them, so i def see this as a MLB decision. Such a weird situation
This has to have been the decision of MLB. If it were up to Sony, this game would never be on Xbox at all, much less Game Pass.
... while $69.99 on PS5. Well this is... odd. I don’t even know what to say. I'm lost for words. MLB, not Sony, is listed as the game’s publisher on Xbox platforms, so whether the league struck this deal as opposed to PlayStation is unclear. Part of me wonders if they'll have a "surprise" PS Plus reveal.
Its not the mlb lol. Microsoft obviously paid for day 1 access. Sucks for us ps fans but for sony they got a lump sum anf will get more sales when it leaves gamepass
Microsoft pays the developers to put the games in their service. Sony is pushing this multi platform because I think they understand it’s a chance for additional profit on a video game product that’s not super personal because it’s a sport and not a franchise like say Ratchet and Clank. Maybe they are just dipping their toes in exploring the idea of cross platform franchises. If MS went to Sony and said “Hey well give you a boatload of money so we can offer this in GamePass.” Why would Sony care? They made their profit, and people will still also buy it to own the game on Xbox.
The only Ps exclusive that doesn't sell so well, so this is actually a good decision on Sony's part.... I have no problem with it, but I'd like to know how and why?
The game is on xbox because MLB told sony they would take away their exclusive licence if it wasnt on other consoles.
Yeah, thats exactly the reason. To some extent, Sony are now challenging Microsoft on their home turf to say "we can still do it all better than you, including on your own console". Halo Infinite anyone? This is also how Microsoft does business. We'll take anything youve got but give nothing back in return. Theres no we'll scratch your back if you scratch ours. Microsoft revels in taking what they can from Sony like a spoiled brat. Its no skin off their back and all profit but, if I were Microsoft, the Gears of War cows been milked ok Xbox hardware. Id port the original trilogy to PlayStation hardware to milk that crowd. Ya keep Gears 4, 5, and Tactics on Xbox One and SEX only, but you make money off that crowd, theres nothing left to gain of it on Xbox hardware, that fanbase have already played it and are tired of it but neither the PlayStation nor Nintendo camps have played them unless they owned that hardware foe that purpose. But this is Sony being classy and Microsoft being immature.
Razzer.... Lolol! You know so little about making money.
@TheEroica I'm speculating obviously. I don't know jack about running a multi-billion dollar organization or how their deals work. Neither do you. So what are you yapping about exactly? BTW......you don't look much like a financial wiz when your profile page is highlighting your dead website.
they know xbox gamers wont buy it; so its a way to make some cash out of that version that they had the obligation to make.
Yeah they threatened to remove the licensing rights from Sony if they didn't take it multiplatform Sony has had this franchise since the PS2 era so they obviously didn't want to lose it as for the cost difference Sony's logo is still on the box but it's published by MLB maybe they came to a different conclusion on the rrp than Sony did.
Yeah. It's probably why it also doesn't look so great for a next-gen title. They had to focus on multiple platforms including the Series S. Kind of a bummer...it used to be a leading edge series in terms of console graphics.
MLB the Show isnt exactly a AAA beast in regards to sales so with the exclusive license I can see Sony looking for larger profits through Xbox but its kind of a weird choice with the direct competition, since of course theres pc. Lets also remember though Sony uses Azure and Microsoft has Minecraft on PS along with now owning studios who have contractual obligations for timed exclusives. Its all good= These companies are smart so there will always be plenty to differentiate these consoles but there are times when it just makes good biz sense to crossover. Only fanboys will be upset, so what.
I believe MLB told them if they didn't make it multiplat they would take back the license. Really dumb of them to not get that approved first. If they did though and MLB changed their mind cause of Covid then fuck them.
It was likely a forced decision by MLBPA and part of the license agreement. My concern for ppl who will forgo buying it due to Gamepass is that third party games do leave Gamepass. Is The Show guaranteed to stay for a year? This isn't a hit and quit game, ppl who get invested often play year round. Diamond Dynasty and multiplayer are long-term investments. It would be jarring if someone invested in The Show only to see it leave Gamepass a few months later. No? This is part of the issue with technically renting games via services, u don't actually own them and are at the mercy of the service provider. At least more ppl will experience the best sports franchise in the business. If Sony still collects revenue for microtransactions it may still be lucrative even with Gamepass money/Xbox sales likely going to MLBPA.
@Shuckylad yes money. You know that Sony tax if 10 USD they now stick on every game. Competition is good
I get the feeling this may be the last MLB game made by a Sony developer.
Sony ( or San Diego, whatever) will get a cut of each copies sold on every platform, even if is on Gamepass, so yes, Sony surely got a cut of Gamepass deal.
neohmahi Your comment was so cringe that it gave me cancer and aids and now I want to go commit not being alive
@ neomahi For one, Sony had no say in this matter. MLB wanted it to be multiplat and it was going to happen one way or another. Sony is not "challenging Microsoft on their own turf", this is MLB wanting more people to be able to play the only true baseball simulation game in existence. This was ALL MLB. Microsoft took the opportunity that was presented to them and then, offered more for a day 1 release to Game Pass. You talk about Microsoft taking from Sony any chance they get but, you didnt give a single example. Sony did not get screwed out of this deal so, I'm not sure how MS took anything from Sony. This has nothing to do with Sony being classy or MS being immature. The entire thing was spearheaded by MLB and everyone wins in the end so, have a seat
@knickstr Good and i hope EA will some day lose the nfl licence as well because having exclusive sports licences makes developers lazy with no competition.
They are the same price https://ibb.co/02ZWxpV https://ibb.co/3c6kfXv
Same price but when you can get a year of gamepass ultimate for the same price it makes buying a year franchise on Xbox pointless.
Oh yeah, its a pure win for xbox gamepass users, no doubt there.
My bad, didn’t Sony increase their game prices by $10? Thought that would apply here as well.
Or it is free if you have Game Pass. For the full price of this game, I get 6 months of Game Pass.
How long is mlb on gamepass?
Dirty so you just made up stuff ... Sony didn't raise all their game prices by $10. Some triple A games are $10 more but that doesn't mean they're putting all their game prices higher. Xbox has games at that higher price point too...
IRetrouk offers straight fact and evidence yet there are disagrees?? The game is the same price on PlayStation and Xbox, can we stop spreading false narratives? Nirwanda I think he mentioned that they are the same price because the first comment has 70+ agrees and it claims that they are not the same price. Someone needs to set the correct information. Also, don't third parry games at times leave Gamepass? Is The Show guaranteed to stay for a year?
"A game developed by Sony is $10 more on Sonys console." It is? Xbox Editions: Standard: $69.99 JR: $84.99 DD: $99.99 PS Editions: Standard: $69.99 JR: $84.99 DD: $99.99 https://www.microsoft.com/e... https://store.playstation.c...
You also receive a discount for being a xbox gamepass subscriber for games available on gamepass...
@bar But the comment he replied to doesn't have anything to do with game pass...
Sony is getting their cut. GamePass isn’t profitable. That money funnels back to the devs/producers.
Please explain how gamepass is not profitable. I'm interested in knowing how you know this.
So. Damn. Salty!
@SpeakxThexTruth He doesn't have to explaiin it. Aaron Greenburg himself told you that right here: https://wccftech.com/micros...
Bruh who cares? We're getting the GAMES, Devs are getting paid. Why tf are you worried about a Trillion dollar company? There's a reason they got there. They know what they're doing.
So it's no problem if it's not profitable. Microsoft builds good will and a customer service base to become a Juggernaut. At the end of the day a great value for gamers. And if it's not profitable for Microsoft who cares. Microsoft is the largest company by market cap growing an average of 25% per year over the last several years. I'm not worried.
Same price, but still... "game pass day 1", wow, didn't see that one coming.
I might give it a try now
pretty much sums it up.
It's actually published by MLB(The Xbox version) so Sony had little to do with it, but the optics definitely do not look good right now 😂
No, Sony's team made this game and talked about the challenges of developing for 4 consoles and easy mode they made for xbox users to learn the basics of the game.
I know Sony developed it but the Publisher on Xbox is MLB.
This is my opinion. 2k messed up MLB license so much that MLB approached sony and asked if they could make this available on other platforms. Let's not forget Sony's deal with MLB came under 1st party rights which means even if MLB gave the rights to EA or 2K sony could still publish MLB the show games as long as they were only on ps. Just go back and do research. When EA had exclusive rights sony still made MLB the show games, when 2k took over exclusive rights sony still made MLB the show games. Xbox side believes mlb came to sony with an ultimatum but I think it was more of a partnership and sony saw they could make more money they said yes (end of the day it's a sports title) Also ms had to pay sony to get game on GP day one because Sony is the publisher not MLB. Just like ms had to pay other publishers. We are forgetting one very important thing this is new sony under him ryan who is all about numbers. Ms write a big enough check I guess It's not like someone who only owns a ps5 will now buy a XSX just go play this game so sony isn't really affected by it. They get that upfront check from ms for GP plus they will get profit from sales on xbox We look at it from gamers point of view but these are corporations making the best decision to make the most money Nitro Razzer Raiden MLB gave the rights to sony to make games but they don't fund the development/publish the games. This was clearly something where ms paid sony to make this happen. Sony doesn't feel threatened by ms/xbox(just the way whole reveal of ps5 and how everything has gone from launch till now it seems like they are just doing their own thing) Also as a gamer this gives me hope that some of bigger bathesda games will come to PlayStation 5
NEUTRALGAMER, EA never had exclusive rights to MLB. Take 2 had a THRID PARTY exclusive deal as response to EA's Madden deal which allow Sony to keep making The Show. If you look at the press release they said they did it because they didn't want to hurt Sony, but what it did was hurt everyone else because Sony was the only first party company making a baseball game because EA made Microsoft kill off their sports division to get their games on XBox. When that deal was up, no one had engines from those past baseball games and would've had to build one from scratch and that wasn't worth the trouble.
Major blow to Sony. Literally gamepass swooped in and swooped an exclusive and made it free on game pass. Has to Sting.
@Dirty This gonna be a weird ass generation.
MS probably pay the entire cost of development to have it on gamepass för a month or two!
I doubt they have to pay that much, can't imagine the show sells alot if copies.
Sony is the publisher for Xbox version it is MLB plus sony is getting profits too.
"A game developed by Sony is $10 more on Sonys console. A game developed by Sony will be on Game Pass Day one." Another Milestone by Phil Spencer! So much for people on N4G who said Gamepass was not sustainable and would turn into some indie playground without AAA. They said that MS would not put their first party games Day One on the service. And now; we´ll be getting a game developed by a first party Sony studio Day One on Xbox. Keep the excellent job Phil and Team Xbox!
You just quoted a completely false statement with inaccurate or intentionally misleading information. The game is the same price on PlayStation and Xbox. $69.99 standard edition on both PS5 and Series X. Either you are misinformed as well or you are intentionally misleading ppl. We know you are a huge Xbox fan but try to make sure the information you quote and piggyback off is actually accurate.
No it’s not there the same price.
The crazy thing is, it will probably still sale more on Sony's console in the long run.
Why would that be crazy...its a Sony dev, thats where its core fanbase have played it for many years...PLUS Xbox players are unlikely to buy a yearly sports release that can be played already with their Gamepass subscription...are you OK?
"MLB The Show 21 is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One" Showing my age here BUT.. O RLY?
MS isn't fixing the price for 3rd party game on the console that is up to the publisher. The same apply to Sony on the Playstation Sony mentioned that they would raise the price of some of their games on PS5 and MS has yet to follow suit for the moment.
Microsoft has yet to release any brand new, AAA, next gen exclusives though. So we don't really know what they'll do. And there certainly are next gen priced games on Series X. Ppl act like there aren't.
@IamTylerDurden1 The why I mention MS has yet to follow suit. They haven't confirmed nor deny But the last time that major publishers (EA) tried to raise the price of games Ms didn't follow.
The first comment gives false pricing information with the claim that The Show is $10 more expensive on Playstation than Xbox. It perpetuates the myth that all major Sony games on PS5 are $10 more ($70) and that no Series X games have the increased next gen price. It's the first comment on the hottest article and it's spreading propaganda. If ever a comment be moderated, it this one. We just want accurate information, this isn't opinion based, it's fact. Please remove this comment or do something to rectify the situation. This is the worst of social media/websites when false information is spread to the masses. For real. Ppl have already posted links of the actual price, but here's the price on Gamestop as we've already seen it's $70 on Microsoft Store. https://www.gamestop.com/vi...
Before y’all jump the gun claiming mlb is 70$ you can easily look up the price it’s 60$ lol do you’re research guys
How is this kid's comment still getting likes when ppl have proven that the game is not more expensive on Playstation? How hasn't this comment bleeding false information not been removed? That's the problem with social media and sites like these. Bad information spreading to the masses. We even have ppl like Obscure_Observer quoting this information and piggybacking off it. Smh. The seeds of propaganda spread by unknowing saps.
pc we wish. xbox pass yeah
HZD -> PC DG -> PC MLB -> XBOX Orayt Jim Ryan best Sony CEO so far!! Say goodbye to Sony exclusives!
This is getting out of hands! Damn!!