It begins: The first PS4 exclusive coming to PC

The first major first-party PlayStation exclusive is coming to PC, opening the doors to new cross-platform experiences.

Published Wed, Dec 11 2019 11:04 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

Sony announces that its MLB The Show games are breaking exclusivity and coming to other platforms like Xbox One and PC.

It begins: The first PS4 exclusive coming to PC |

For years, Sony Interactive Entertainment's first-party San Diego Studio has been making MLB games exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Starting in 2021, that will change. SIE will effectively be developing and publishing a game that now releases on other systems, reinforcing Sony's plan to start branching out to PC.

"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," reads an official MLB press release.

Admittedly this doesn't carry as much weight as you'd think. The games are licensed by MLB, and the cross-platform support is a result of negotiations from both parties. Sony wins because they'll get to keep making baseball games and recouping sales, and MLB wins big time by launching the titles on as many platforms as possible.

Sony isn't bringing, say, God of War to PC (at least not directly, you can play it on PC via PlayStation Now) but it could only be a matter of time before it starts embracing other platforms for maximum sales revenue.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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