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Virtual Legality Episode 440

Xbox Steals a Base: On Sony's MLB The Show and Game Pass

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The friendly confines are not so friendly in the video game industry, as Xbox leverages Major League Baseball's growing desire to get its product in front of eyeballs by getting Sony's own MLB The Show '21 put not just on Xbox...but on Game Pass - Day One.

It goes without saying that when a first party game goes day and date to its biggest competitor (and helps to establish the value of that competitor's service offering), there is much to discuss.

We never expected the Base Wars to look quite like this...in Virtual Legality.

#PlayStation #GamePass #TheShow


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Discussed in this episode:
"MLB The Show 21 is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One"
Xbox News Wire - April 2, 2021
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/04/02/mlb-the-show-21-coming-to-xbox-game-pass-day-one/

"WILL MORE PLAYSTATION GAMES COME TO XBOX GAME PASS? ANALYSTS WEIGH IN ON MLB DEAL"
The Inverse - April 6, 2021
https://www.inverse.com/gaming/mlb-show-2021-xbox-game-pass-playstation-ps5-ps4

"MLB, MLBPA, Sony Interactive Entertainment & San Diego Studio announce video game partnership extensions"
Press Release - December 12, 2021
https://www.mlb.com/press-release/press-release-mlb-mlbpa-sony-interactive-entertainment-san-diego-studio-announce

"Developer Resources"
Raw Fury Webpage (Click Through Dropbox for Publishing Agreement)
https://rawfury.com/developer-resources/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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Chris Leroux (Motion Graphics)
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