Sony's MLB The Show comes to Xbox for the first time on April 20th

This year's edition includes cross-play and cross-progression support.

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MLB The Show is stepping up to the plate on Xbox for the first time. This year's edition, MLB The Show 21, will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on April 20th. Better yet, the game will have cross-play and cross-progression support, so Xbox and PlayStation players can face off against each other on the field.

It emerged in late 2019 that the franchise would expand to non-PlayStation consoles as early as this year. San Diego Studio will show off MLB The Show 21's new features in a series of Feature Premiere videos, the first of which will be released in March.

On the downside, the standard edition of MLB The Show 21 will be more expensive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S than PS4 and Xbox One. There's no free upgrade path for the standard edition, which costs $60 on PS4 and Xbox One, and $70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

The collector's edition will allow you to play across both console generations, which may be useful if you have a PS5 in your living room and a PS4 in your bedroom. Details about the collector's edition will be revealed on Wednesday.

This will be the first time that PlayStation Studios has published one of its games on a competitor's consoles. The company brought Horizon Zero Dawn to PC last year and has said it might do the same with other first-party PlayStation games.