PlayStation Reportedly to Launch Xbox Game Pass Rival 'Next Spring' - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2022 / 2,575 Views
Sony Interactive Entertainment plans to introduce a new subscription service with the codename of Spartacus that is meant to be a rival to Xbox Game Pass in Spring 2022, according to Bloomberg citing "people familiar with Sony’s plans and documents reviewed by Bloomberg."
The service will allow give subscribers access to a catalog of modern and classic games for a monthly fee. It will be available on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 and will reportedly merge PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now.
Spartacus will reportedly come in three tiers. The first tier includes existing PlayStation Plus benefits, the second includes a large catalog of PlayStation 4 and, eventually, PlayStation 5 titles, while the third includes extended demos, game streaming, and a library of classic PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PSP games.
Sources familiar with PlayStation's plans also said the company plans to expand its efforts in cloud gaming.
A representative for PlayStation did not immediately respond to Bloomberg’s request for comment.
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