Why MLB The Show 22 isn’t on Steam

MLB The Show 22 is not on Steam as the series has not yet arrived on PC, although it is available on more platforms than ever.

The latest entry in Sony San Diego’s baseball simulation series, MLB The Show 22, is not available on Steam, the popular digital storefront and launcher for PC games. This isn’t a case of the game being exclusive to another market, which has become commonplace with the Epic Games Store hoping to compete with Steam, but rather it’s a symptom of MLB The Show 22 being completely absent from the platform. The former PlayStation-exclusive series has recently broadened its horizons, but has yet to make its way to the PC.

Last year, with the release of The show 21, Sony brought the series to Xbox consoles – a surprising move since the publisher only recently started porting its exclusive titles to PC. Earlier this year, alongside the Shohei Ohtani reveal gracing the game’s cover, it was announced that MLB The Show 22 would come to Switch, another first for the series. Despite this new console inclusivity, The show hasn’t made the leap to PC yet, and there’s no indication it will.


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MLB The Show 22 launches on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch, with cross-play enabled between all platforms. There are still some differences; the main one being The Show 22Stadium Creator Mode is only available on the latest consoles – PS5 and Series X/S. Optimists hope the expansion of available platforms will continue into next year, bringing the series to PC, but there’s been no indication so far that Sony has any such intentions. Unfortunately for Steam users, they won’t be able to rack up achievements that would equate to MLB The Show 22Really easy platinum trophy.

PC and Steam are not priority platforms for sports series

MLB The Show is part of a larger problem with below-average sports video games on PC, alongside FIFA, Madden and NHL

Considering MLB The Show, it’s not entirely surprising to see it absent from Steam and PC in general. There is, however, a history of sports video games that either skip the platform or essentially treat it as an afterthought. Officially licensed National Hockey League games, for example, haven’t come to PC in over a decade, the last being in 2008. NHL 09. A similar set of circumstances surrounded crazywhich only returned to PC in 2018 after a hiatus of more than a decade.

Even recent versions of crazy and Fifa on PC are below average, being the same as last-gen console versions and retaining new features exclusive to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. These three series – NHL, crazyand Fifa – are published by Electronic Arts (and not by Sony, which is responsible for MLB The Showone of the biggest video game releases in April 2022), but still contributing to a larger problem of PCs not getting the latest and greatest sports video games. MBL The Show 22 is not available on Steam and PC, but hopefully that will change with future releases.

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