According to Neowin, Sony may soon have an answer for Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription. A report from Bloomberg says the company has a new service slated to launch in the spring of 2022. Codenamed Spartacus, it is said to offer three tiers of streaming services for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Xbox Game Pass may be ready for Sony’s gaming platform
Bloomberg’s sources include information from many people close to the project and internal Sony documents.
Currently, Sony offers 2 main subscription packages related to video games, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. PlayStation Plus allows online multiplayer gaming with most current PlayStation titles, you can also download games for free, save to cloud storage, and support Share Play. With PlayStation Now, players will experience classic and modern PlayStation games, which can also be downloaded and streamed. The Spartacus service is said to be a combination of the features of the two subscription services above.
While the details are yet to be finalized, in documents obtained by Bloomberg, the first tier of the service will offer current PlayStation Plus features, while the second tier will offer a large catalog of games. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games. Expanded demos, cloud gaming support, and classic PlayStation 1, 2, 3 and PSP titles are planned for the third tier. Pricing information has yet to be revealed.
For $10 or $15/month, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass now offers access to all of its titles along with a large library of games from other publishers. If Sony’s rival program turns out to be true, it will be interesting to see how the game library grows on the PlayStation platform.