Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sony Interactive Entertainment and San Diego Studio jointly announced today that they have entered into multi-year extensions to continue development and distribution of MLB The Show, the award-winning officially licensed video game.
In addition, the historic expansion of the long-standing partnerships will bring MLB The Show, for the first time ever, to additional console platforms beyond PlayStation platforms as early as 2021. Complete details will be announced at a later date.
San Diego Studio has been creating officially-licensed baseball video games enjoyed by millions of fans for more than 20 years. With MLB The Show 20, which will feature Chicago Cubs star Javier Báez (El Mago) as its cover athlete, the studio will be commemorating the 15th Anniversary of MLB The Show‘s franchise next year through a variety of unique promotions and new gameplay features.
“I am so honored and excited to be on the cover of MLB The Show 20. I’ll never forget how it felt when I saw myself in the game for the first time (even as a backup!). It was so surreal. Still, it’s one thing to see your virtual self, but it’s completely next level to be on the cover of a game you’ve played and love. Let’s go!” Báez said previously.
MLB The Show 20 launches on March 17, 2020. The game is officially licensed by MLB and the MLBPA.