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MLB The Show, a long-running exclusive to PlayStation systems that is developed by a Sony studio, will now be appearing on other consoles as part of the series’ new licensing deal with Major League Baseball.

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The deal means that while the series will continue to appear on Sony systems, it will also be released on “additional console platforms...as early as 2021.

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While no specific mention is made in the press release of what those systems are, both Nintendo:

and Microsoft:

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seem pretty excited about the news.

To recap: A series developed internally by Sony will be appearing on rival consoles. I know Minecraft already does this, but that was slightly different on account of it originally being an independent and wildly popular game that Microsoft simply bought; this feels a lot more like cats and dogs living together.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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