Baseball has been without a major multi-platform game since 2K pulled the plug on the franchise after their 2013 game. Since then, baseball games have been limited to the PC management simulator Out Of The Park Baseball, MLB Advanced Media’s in-house developed RBI Baseball and the PlayStation-exclusive MLB: The Show.
That is soon to change. No, a new player isn’t entering the space but one is expanding. As part of an extension of their licensing agreement, Major League Baseball and Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that not only will the MLB: The Show series continue but it will be coming to multiple platforms as soon as 2021.
While it’s one of the big four sports, baseball fans have gotten a pretty raw deal when it comes to video games. For the last three years, there hasn’t been a triple-A multi-platform baseball game. Since 2K let their MLB license expire, the only triple-A baseball game has been Sony’s MLB: The Show series. Over the last couple of years, Major League Baseball has taken it upon themselves to try to fill the gap in the market by publishing their own multi-platform baseball game with a revival of the classic baseball franchise RBI Baseball.