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MLB The Show 21 to debut on Xbox, some hope PC is next

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MLB The Show 21 used to be an exclusive for PlayStation consoles only, but this year's highly anticipated Xbox debut is continuing to fuel speculation about a PC release.

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We're getting crossplay, cross-platform progression, and more in MLB The Show 21 when it is released, but will that innovation extend to a debut on PC in 2021?

Take a look at what to expect below.

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Will MLB The Show 21 be on PC?

This is where things get strange.

Back in December, MLB Communications Tweeted that MLB The Show will become "multi-platform" on a "multi-year" agreement.

We have seen since the game confirmed for Xbox, and there's also been a tease from Nintendo America's Twitter.

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That said, as of yet - there has been no news of the title arriving on PC.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 is building the hype with these trailers

However, with Xbox owned by Microsoft, it would not be a huge surprise for the title to become available on PC. So, for now, watch this space.

This move to allow the previously exclusive PlayStation title on to Xbox could open the door to more conversations around future games and crossplay - it could prove to be a very poignant move for the gaming industry as a whole.

Release Date

MLB The Show 21 will be released on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

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The game is already available to pre order now, with pre-downloads already available on Xbox.

With the release date closing in, it's looking like any potential PC version of MLB The Show 21 likely won't arrive at the same time as the console versions, but a PC launch at a later date may still be possible.

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Xbox Game Pass

This will be the first year the former PlayStation exclusive franchise lands on Xbox consoles, and we now know that includes MLB The Show 21 on Xbox Game Pass.

While it's official that MLB The Show 21 will be on Xbox Game Pass on day one when the title launches on April 20, 2021, we don't yet know when it's leaving.

Xbox Game Pass titles sometimes stay for as long as a year or leave much sooner, and all we know for sure is Xbox will signal the game's departure from the service a few weeks to a month prior to it leaving the service.

Cover Athlete

You will see from the above trailer that the MLB The Show 21 Cover Athlete is San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr.

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It's also been revealed that Jackie Robinson has been chosen for the special editions, and the Jackie Robinson and Deluxe Editions will feature that legend.

You can find more details here about the various editions of MLB The Show 21.

Price & Pre Order

Yes, MLB The Show 21 is already to pre order on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

The Standard Edition costs $59.99 on PS4 and Xbox One and $69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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There are lots of valuable pre order rewards if you decide to get MLB The Show 21 ahead of release, including the special editions offering four days of Early Access.

That means you can start playing as early as April 16, 2021.

You can find more information on all the pre order rewards and where to order here.

Cross platform progression is huge

While we'd already heard that MLB The Show 21 would head to Xbox consoles for the first time this year and bring crossplay to the table as well, the latest revelation may be just as big.

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In a recent interview, it was announced that MLB The Show 21 will have cross platform progression, which means that players who upgrade to Next Gen systems won't have to start over.

That even means players who start on Xbox One could later upgrade to a PS5 and carry their progress in MLB The Show 21 to that new platform, but could this signal a PC release as well?

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 confirms cross platform progression

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