MLB The Show 22 Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass And Nintendo Switch
Since the series’ inception in 2006, MLB The Show has been solely known as a PlayStation-exclusive franchise, with the first-party Sony San Diego studio at the helm of the baseball simulator. However, last year notably saw a break in tradition as the annual entry was officially released for Xbox consoles, even debuting day one for the rival platform’s Xbox Game Pass service. A year after going multiplatform, it looks like this release strategy is officially here to stay as MLB The Show 22 is confirmed for Xbox Game Pass as well as the Nintendo Switch.
Revealed in a new press release, MLB The Show 22 is confirmed to release for PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, as well as Nintendo Switch on April 5th. ”For the second year in a row, MLB The Show is expanding to a new platform and will give fans a new way to play! MLB The Show 22 will be available on Nintendo Switch for the first time,” the statement read. “You’ll now be able to take this acclaimed baseball franchise with you wherever you go.”
Flexing these extra platforms, MLB The Show 22 will come packed with cross-platform play, as well as support for cross-saves and cross-progression, allowing players to play ball and carry over their progress to “any platform or generation.” It’s noted that some progress like the next-gen exclusive Stadium Creator doesn’t support this feature. As per Xbox Wire, the 2022 release will also be a day-one addition to Xbox Game Pass, allowing members to play across Xbox One, Series X/S, and Microsoft’s Cloud Gaming service with the same save file.
The news that MLB The Show 22 is coming to Game Pass and Switch occurred alongside the reveal of the game’s cover star: the LA Angels’ rapidly rising star pitcher Shohei Ohtani. After amassing history-making stats for this past 2021 season (46 home runs, 100 RBI’s, and 26 stolen bases as a hitter and a 9-2 record, 3.18 ERA, and 156 strikeouts as a pitcher), MLB commended Ohtani as “the only obvious choice to grace the cover of MLB The Show 22.”
— MLB (@MLB) January 31, 2022
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