Is it finally time!? It looks like Sony is finally working on a subscription service to compete with Microsoft Game Pass, according to research by Bloomberg. The service, working title ‘Spartacus’, according to insiders, is set to launch in the spring of 2022 and, like Game Pass, will give players the chance to play classic games both old and new at a flat rate per month.
This news comes after PlayStation Insiders, who wish to remain anonymous for more obvious reasons, have… Chat with Bloomberg. They say the subscription service should appear on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and the party is expected to start in the spring of 2022. At the time of writing, players on PlayStation consoles can use two different paid services: PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. The former makes it possible to play your favorite games online, while the latter allows you to download and/or stream older games to your newer console.
However, if we’re to believe the insiders, Sony’s services will be fixed from next year. Although PlayStation Plus will be kept as a separate service, PlayStation Now will likely be integrated into the new service, Spartacus. Sony also plans to offer different subscriptions, just like Game Pass. Consider a basic subscription in which you can only hunt down a select list of games, but also a premium variant that also includes PlayStation Plus.
If it’s up to the clock, the PlayStation version of Game Pass won’t come soon enough. Sony may have sold more consoles than Microsoft in the past generation, but the US company is still miles ahead when it comes to service. Therefore, catching up with Sony is highly desirable and we hope to be able to play Sony Studios exclusive gems for a fixed amount per month!
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