Sony San Diego Studio officially announced MLB The Show 22 today, confirming that once again the game will be released on multiple platforms. The latest installment in Sony’s long-running, critically acclaimed baseball video game franchise will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and, for the very first time, Nintendo Switch.
It has also been confirmed via the game’s FAQ section that MLB The Show 22 will be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch. This was also the case last year, but if you missed our explanation of how this is possible – with The Show developed by Sony San Diego Studio – it’s actually quite simple. MLB, not Sony, is releasing MLB The Show on Xbox (and possibly Nintendo Switch as well). With MLB in charge of publishing the game outside of PlayStation, they’re free to make whatever deal they want with other platforms.
Similar to how it was with MLB The Show 21, it’s entirely possible that Major League Baseball wants to put the game in front of as many people as possible. Or Xbox paid them big bucks to get it on Game Pass. Either way, it’s a definite win for baseball fans on Xbox Game Pass.
MLB The Show is set to release on April 4, 2022. It’s priced at $59.99 on Xbox One and $69.99 on Xbox Series X | S. This is great savings for Game Pass members. As a reminder, MLB The Show 22 will feature cross-save, cross-progress, and cross-play with other consoles.
Sony has yet to reveal details of what’s new this year, although the studio has confirmed that Stadium Creator will return this year; however, it will once again be exclusive to next-gen versions of the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Sony promises to unveil more features in the coming weeks.