In a surprise announcement.  Sony’s MLB: The Show franchise is coming to multiple platforms!  Yes, you read that right.

In a joint statement between Sony Interactive Entertainment, Major League Baseball, the MLB Player’s Association and Sony San Diego (the game’s developers), announced that the franchise license had been renewed in a new multi-year deal.  But that’s not all.

They also announced, that, starting in 2021, future installments of MLB: The Show will release on multiple platforms.  Thus, no longer making it solely a Playstation exclusive.

Both Xbox and Nintendo both reacted to the news with enthusiasm on Twitter.  Implying that future installments of MLB: The Show would be released on Xbox platforms and Nintendo Switch.

The news that MLB: The Show is going multi-platform adds yet another Sony installment losing exclusivity status.  Death Stranding is slated to be released on PC in 2020, and Horizon Zero Dawn is rumored to have a PC version as well.  Furthermore, it will be the first MLB simulation video game series to release on multiple platforms since the discontinuation of the MLB 2K series in 2013. (RBI Baseball is the only other current MLB video game series.  But that is more of arcade-style of gameplay).

The next installment of The Show franchise, MLB The Show 20, will release on March 17th, 2020 for the Playstation 4.  The cover athlete for the game is Chicago Cubs player Javier Baez.