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MLB The Show 21 is coming to Game Pass on day 1 (April 20)

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Iraq, unfortunately.
This is huge.

 

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I legit thought this was some April's fool joke before opening this thread, but I'm dumbfounded at this news. So not only is Sony's game coming to Xbox, but it's coming to Game Pass on day one. I'm really surprised.

It's a shame I'm not a fan of baseball, but I'm sure many will enjoy it.
 

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Oh, hey! I didn't even have to wait a week.

Jim Ryan is on a fucking roll....running PlayStation right into the ground.
Live scenes from Jim Ryan's office:



Why do you take these things so personally? It's a shitty baseball game. If the deal wasn't good for Sony from a monetary perspective, it wouldn't have been made.
 
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Just the fact that this announcement came from Jamie Leece, MLB Senior Vice President, Games & VR and not Sony publishing makes me think it was something from the top.

Or it's a secret plot by Sony to get the inside scoop on GP engagement numbers. BwaaHaaaHaaa.
 

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I would really love to know the reasoning behind this in Sonys mind.
What calculations did they make?
Surely this looks bad on their part from their own customer base?

It's like "hey, our first party games you can get for cheap on other platforms. But on ours,please pay $70."
 

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Just like Outriders....

Jim Ryan and the rest of the people running PS right now are fucking morons and that is putting it lightly.
They shit on their customers and longtime supporters.

I need to move to PC, I can't take this crap anymore.

It is pretty weird. Sony game launching on Gamepass day 1, but not on PS+/PSNow... that does put into question just what the hell are Jim and his team thinking? Is the idea here that PlayStation customers won’t know about it?

Baffling
 

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Just like Outriders....

Jim Ryan and the rest of the people running PS right now are fucking morons and that is putting it lightly.
They shit on their customers and longtime supporters.

I need to move to PC, I can't take this crap anymore.
You know they don't get to keep the games, right? They don't own Outriders or this, it won't be on GamePass permanently. Don't they leave after a few months?
 

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I would really love to know the reasoning behind this in Sonys mind.
What calculations did they make?
Surely this looks bad on their part from their own customer base?

It's like "hey, our first party games you can get for cheap on other platforms. But on ours,please pay $70."
RIGHT!!!! This isnt ok at all
 
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You know they don't get to keep the games, right? They don't own Outriders or this, it won't be on GamePass permanently. Don't they leave after a few months?
Most deals are one year, some are six months and only a couple have only been 3 months and came with notice they would only be there 3 months (GTA, RDR)
 

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This is so strange. Why are they doing this? Does it have a ton of microtransactions?

Anyway, in the end it’s of course awesome, I would never buy this game since I barely know how the sport works, but I’ll definitely check it out now!
 

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Lmfaoooooooo.

im here for the melt downs, and i think this is pretty great for customers (on xbox) at least. But man Jim is just doing everything he can to piss off the playstation community. Our first party game that players on our competitor can play with a subscription but you guys who bought our hardware have to pay 70 bucks. Lmfao you cannot make this shit up!
 
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I would really love to know the reasoning behind this in Sonys mind.
What calculations did they make?
Surely this looks bad on their part from their own customer base?

It's like "hey, our first party games you can get for cheap on other platforms. But on ours,please pay $70."

I don't believe Sony has any say. Their deal they cut with MLB last year removed them as publisher on Xbox. So basically their internal studio developed it, but MLB is the publisher cutting a deal with MS to put the game on Game Pass.

I believe Sony still publishes this on Playstation however so they can do whatever they want there. They just basically have no say in how the Xbox version is published. They obviously were already comfortable with the terms in the deal with MLB in the first place to even develop the Xbox version so their money has probably already been made.
 

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If this is what MLB wanted, to get the game into as many hands as possible quick, I wouldn't be surprised to see it on PSNow. Maybe that announcement is forthcoming. Maybe that will happen at a later date due to a contract with MS etc. PS+ would be a bit of a different story. Once you give it away there your sales are kind of done, because everyone can keep those forever. With GP/PSNow you can do a limited time thing like RDR2.
 

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Just the fact that this announcement came from Jamie Leece, MLB Senior Vice President, Games & VR and not Sony publishing makes me think it was something from the top.

Or it's a secret plot by Sony to get the inside scoop on GP engagement numbers. BwaaHaaaHaaa.
Well do you think that sony pr will ever say "is on Xbox gamepass too" ?