Industry analysts and representatives from Sony and Microsoft reveal how this unprecedented deal happened, and what it could mean for games in the months and years ahead.
seeing as it was MLB decision to make the series multiplat then it makes sense it would be their decision to allow the game to be on GP. Sony gets paid either way. Business is business.
Sony gets paid ether way hahaha and you will pay 70 too because you are a Fanboy hahahaha!!
"Claims" lol.....as if it wasn't obvious. Does anyone really think Sony went to MLB and said "let's put The Show on Xbox!" sigh
I saw that as well and was hoping someone would point that out. To me, it sounds like they are making Sony out to be the bad guy when it's really out of their hands. There is a reason why MLB selected Sony to make this game the official MLB game and they have their reasonings to add it to GP. If there is someone to blame, MLB is the culprit, but honestly, no one did anything wrong here.
Ya, and put it on GP to boot. I can guarantee Sony had no part in that decision.
Yes but since sony pays for development so they will most likely get a huge chunk from ms/mlb
I think your the only other person than myself that found the comment "claims" odd. The better way to put it would have been "Sony says MLB" or "Sony clears up how MLB the Show found its way to the Xbox rental service". "claims" is such a flamIng fan boy way to put it when it's clearly as you say "obvious" that Sony had nothing to do with it. Microsoft paid MLB the publisher a boat load of $$$ to put it on their rental service but for me I have a Xbox One and I also have the Xbox rental service that I never use I'll be paying Sony to play it their platform because it simply is the better place to play.
I find the pejorative use of “rental service” funny. I remember when there was snickering about Netflix dropping physical for streaming, how’d that turn out? Do you consider Netflix a rental service? Nothing is guaranteed to stay there, unless developed by Netflix. Sound familiar? If any of you are truly worried about Microsoft being successful with GP, you should be. Seems like a waste of time to worry about it, though. Just play your preferred console; stop trying to dog the other guy just to feel safe with your purchase.
@Aarontk "Do you consider Netflix a rental service"? ....YES I do and it in fact by definition is a " Rental Service". " If any of you are truly worried about Microsoft being successful with GP, you should".... I can't speak for others but I have no such worries at all. I also am a current subscriber to the Xbox Rental Service. "Just play your preferred console; stop trying to dog the other guy just to feel safe with your purchase" I wasn't trying to dog anyone but I got no issues with doing just that. With all that said maybe someone like you would feel more safe if they stopped worrying about what others think.
MLB decided to put it on Xbox, let's all calm down. Funny thing is, Xbox fans always ignored The Show when it was listed as an exclusive, but they love it. Same shit as always. They never cared for Yakuza either.
You are absolutely right. I didn't see anyone begging for MLB or Yakuza on the Xbox side before they came over. Hell, I never saw the first bit of interest in Hellblade either. Funny how that works.
👀Hideo kojimas next
Not a huge surprise really... does anyone seriously think Sony was the one putting this in Game Pass? There's no positive for them/their platform - only downsides.
Sony could put their version on PS Now but they tend to not do new releases until it has been on the market for several months. Now this could be the game that changes all of that. IF they really wanted to go toe to toe with MS. I mean there are more who would likely buy the game because they arent Now subscribers but what if they did this and it sparked some interest in their Now service and showed Sony that people would sign up if there were more new releases on it? Sony can still sell their retail copies but having the option for others to play it on Now is not a bad thing. And i get it, many think it will diminish the output from their studios if they opt to release new games blah blah blah... so far it seems to be doing good for MS in terms of keeping players engaged which can lead to increased funding for other projects. The first thing is to get people to sign up, keeping them signed up comes naturally (as long as there are new games).
"I mean there are more who would likely buy the game because they arent Now subscribers but what if they did this and it sparked some interest in their Now service and showed Sony that people would sign up if there were more new releases on it?" It's not a question of whether more people would sign up if there were new releases. That's a given. That's not their business model. They've made that clear, including in this article. The same goes for Nintendo. Xbox is the only one of them to have never won a console generation. This is their Plan B. Why would Sony abandon a proven monetization model to copy the unproven B plan of a company that failed at the proven model?
Darth I don't understand your logic why would they give this game away for free when they can charge full price and they are millions of PlayStation gamers waiting to pay for it. I think by now is pretty clear Sony doesn't care about game pass they're doing their own thing Nintendo is doing their own thing in Microsoft are doing their own thing with xbox. Gamers think it's a competition but please corporations multi-billion dollar corporations don't look at it like that. If gaming industry is healthy and all three are making money that is what's best for business from all three. PlayStation 4 outsole Xbox One almost three to one and PlayStation 5 even with this shortages is out selling Xbox series x by humongous margin so why would Sony care what game pass is doing. As someone who recently got Xbox x i for one and happy with game pass because I can try out games without having to make a purchase. But I'm also only paying $1 for the first month after that I don't think I will pay $15. I basically got a Xbox x because I want to play some Xbox 360 games via backwards compatibility because that is one area I feel like where Sony has completely failed us as gamers One question I do have and I think I'm going to do some more research how long will Microsoft support Xbox One and Xbox x
I’m guessing you have never played The Show before. Sony is about to make bank with this being on Xbox and gamepass. With more people buying stubs this is a huge win for Sony. Do some research next time.
@sactownlayer916 "Do some research next time." If you did some research you would know that GP $$$ & microtransactions typically go to the publisher, not the developer (unless they are the same company).
Totally agree @darthv72. I hope for a PS game pass some day!
Something the Xbox sorely needs, PlayStation games. Now it can have one. Lol. I’m trolling. Don’t mind me.
Kinda like Sony needing ms azure servers eh and soon Bethesda games and their own gamepass setup. Always late to the party, that is funny
@saijahn Late like share bottom, games with a camera or maybe VR sure Sony is always late to the party like single players games and exclusive highly rated games 🤣 😂 🤣 that’s funny indeed
1Victor How about late like a unified gaming network(Sega,OG Xbox fully realized ),Hard-drive(OGXbox)and achievements.
Wait wasnt there a psnow with downloadable ps4 games before gamepass? Needing Bethesda? Lol why did microsoft buy betheada? Was it because they got absolutely crushed last gen by the switch and ps4? Lol late to the party.. . . As for needing azure. . . Theyre not the only game in town. They probably just offered the best scenario for playstation because peeviously they used aws
You've chosen the wrong system it's behind again if you haven't noticed
@DEEHULK88 There was a hard drive add-on and a network adapter for the PS2 in Japan several months before the Xbox came out.
@jukins, it was because of gamepass that Sony added a download feature for the PS4 games only. The remaining games are streaming.
SHADOW Don't know what network adapter has to do with Xbox Live on the Original Xbox and a hard drive came with the system and anyone that had the system knows that the memory never ran out. No need for memory cards. Achievements pretty much speak for themselves
Speaking of Bethesda and MS buying Zenimax for $7 billion+, Desthloop is coming out exclusively for PS5 soon. Anyone else excited?
@DEEHULK88 actually Sega had Sega Channel on the Genesis. Honestly it was pretty cool! That was in 1994 or 95 if I recall.
Sega channel wasn't an unified online gaming network, but I remember that. They started moving in that direction with Dreamcast with dial up which is why I have them up there but it was never realized. Microsoft coming from a computer background was able to get it up and running broadband only.
Cobra Yes it is exciting Ps5 and PC. I have a ps5, so I know I will get the first one and then the sequels that probably won't be on the platform, similar to Hellblade.
Yeah. I got Timesplitters vibes from this game. I bought my son a $3000 gaming rig with a 3080 something graphics card. He says he can run Cyberpunk with all the effects up so if there is a sequel, I’m confescating his PC.
I see you carefully worded your response to make it seem Sony didn’t had online gaming before Xbox as Shadowwolf said above. Ok let’s make a list of late to the party and start to ✅ who have the most. SPOILER WARNING Microsoft win 🤣
Well, but your right. It was a cheap shot by Microsoft and Microsoft are so narcissistic, theres zero gratitude and zero class. Figures....
Getting tension of a game for the wrong reason when it's usually kept behind the scenes is a bad sign.
Are people still butthurt about this?
Phil saw an opportunity to kick Sony while they were vulnerable and he took it.
In what way was Sony vulnerable?
Isn't it obvious? You're seeing the results now. Phil saw the opportunity to get a PlayStation developed title, on Game Pass, on day 1 and he made the deal with MLB to make sure that happened. The optics are not good for Sony on this. It's a small victory, because how many people on earth really care about baseball video games, but it's still a PR victory for Phil.
I had no doubt about that, but it is Sony's decision not to offer it on PS Now/Plus. I don't think they have to, but the optics look bad. Then again, that's not Sony's business model. It works, blockbuster 1st party games, so why would they chnage. They will watch very closely though.
Sony should have been ready for sucker moves like this from the MLB double dipping greed and Microsoft's push to make a subscription service their bread and butter by putting games on there day one. Sony's needs to counter going forward by showing their advantage and differences even with someone else's license. Microsoft clearly is. Typically, Sony wants certain extras that differ from other consoles. They could have clearly asked Sony San Diego to put in features like VR or a VR Mode that can't be offered on Xbox. Make more sales and revenue. Next years version had better have it for PSVR 2. And make it the official console in competitions online. Or, offer VR on PS5 and Steam. Or, by buying PlayStation, you get a free copy of Mark of Kri or something. Microsoft would either have to counter by offering VR as well or lose out. But advantages need to be thought about going forward. Same with Microsoft and Bethesda. You know if their games still come to PS5, Microsoft is going to look for advantages. Sony needs to start thinking more.
The most important thing here is that sony wont put exclusives day one on services. They want to create great games and not be force to create games for services with a strict time table that affects the quality of the game.
Pretty sure Gears 5 was on Game Pass Day One and it was still a quality game.
Gear 5 sucked ass, its more gears a franchise that got stale after the third game.
Quality in not only about graphics... Gears story its done a long time ago. But look at halo. A couple months before launch there was second hand salesman that told that halo was ready and the game was gonna be launch in that state.... Only the huge backslash made it go back... This was halo the biggest franchise of microsoft.
@readysteadyfuckboi Lol yet everyone remembers ghost it became one of the best selling new IP's of this gen and it won multiple gotys. While everyone forgets gears 5 even existed except xbox fanboys cause you got nothing better to play on xbox. Go sit down you clown.
Gears 5 wasn't bad. But yeah after Gears 4 part 5 was my cheapo $9.99 purchase.
These comments are beautiful
It was also their decision to boycott Georgia because they have concerns over voter fraud. F MLB.
I thought republicans liked it when the market decides.
These are different Republicans now.
They are the ones who gave their blessing for the license they can alter it any way they want keep them happy or they will pull the license.
Lol that will hurt MLB way more then it will Sony, cause nobody else wants the license. Sony never had an exclusive like EA with Fifa and Madden they had an exclusive because 2K stopped making baseball games. So if Sony does decide after this move by the MLB to pull the plug on the Show they will be fine, unlike the MLB that lost 32% of its viewers in 2020 and would lose licensing/royalty fees on the Show.
Only Baseball games I have played are Great Baseball for the SMS and the odd one on the Saturn and Dreamcast. Sports games in my eyes are the same shit different year different players maybe different jerseys but in the end same shit different year.
I think Sony should not renew their mlb game Licenses deal after this current deal is up. Also Sony should make Sony San Diego in to a two teams studio and let them make something else other then sport games.
I think they could have been making games on the side besides baseball. I would have loved another Mark of Kri for PS4. Or Medieval Moves, Mod Nation Racers and Sports Champions for VR. I don't think they should give up the license though. Just add advantageous features like VR. Any other company can make a baseball game. It just ended up that The Show was the best and Sony kept making it.
If Sony would feel even remotely as aggravated as some of you guys are(see PlayStation supporters) they would have given up the MLB licence, but they are not. Sony are running a business and want to make money (shock horror)so they get paid, MLB gets paid and MS is making a subscription service more attractive.....quite simple really.
It's hard to turn down that M$ bribe money.
My only issue is with any sports league signing an exclusivity deal. Competition ALWAYS leads to better quality and more options for consumers. The show used to be my favorite series, but has done next to nothing to innovate recently. The next gen version is the perfect illustration. There is nothing next gen about it. They need a new game engine but will never implement because theres no competition to force their hand. They are becomming Bethesda with their outdated tech.
The competition they had stopped making the games they were not profitable not because sony signed an exclusive deal big difference.
Duh. Sony wasn't going to do it themselves obviously. Just like the game wouldn't be on Xbox if it was their choice.
So the Sony fanboys completely lost their s**t, because they lacked a basic comprehension of how things work in the real world, as opposed to ridiculously bias bubbles they reside in. Makes perfect sense, in retrospect😅.
Makes sense to me. Put the games on as many platforms as possible, is my view as a multi-console gamer.
Lol... That claim has a 100% probability.
Taking on all bets that there will not be an MLB The Show 2022 produced by Sony.
Who wrote this.... Damn... The lack of brain mass is huge...