According to several reports, Sony may announce its response to Xbox Game Pass, currently known as Playstation Spartacus, “as early as” next week. The service could be a mix of Sony’s two current subscription services: PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now.
What will be included in Playstation Spartacus?
The new service will include popular and recently released games, but God of War: Ragnarok, from Sony Santa Monica Studios, might not be included. The service may be divided into three tiers, each of which will provide a distinct collection of games at various pricing levels, according to The Verge‘s report.
One of the tiers may be identical to Sony’s existing PlayStation Plus membership, while subsequent tiers would provide access to PS4 and PS5 games in the future, as well as extended demos and streaming abilities online. It had been previously reported that the top-level may include a library of classic games from systems like the PS2 and PSP.
Sony might bring a Game Pass alternative
Sony currently offers two subscription services: PlayStation Plus, which gives you access to online multiplayer gaming, certain discounts, and a few free games each month, and PlayStation Now, which allows you to play a back catalog of select PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS2 titles via cloud gaming or download.
Sony appears to be aiming to provide users a service that they will genuinely like with Playstation Spartacus, however, reports indicate it will focus more on the huge PlayStation back catalog rather than today’s newest hits.