Are Sony about to finally wake and smell the goodness that is Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass?
Well, if rumours cited by Jason Schreier at Bloomberg are anything to go by, then it seems PlayStation owners may be about to get something that can go toe to toe with the model Xbox gamers have been enjoying since 2017.
Codenamed ‘Spartacus’ this new venture from Sony will look to merge the current offerings of PS Now and PS Plus into one almighty package with enough gaming power to make grown men weep. Or something like that.
Rumoured to be launching in Spring 2022, the service will operate in a similar fashion to the current packages with subscribers paying a monthly fee for access to the games catalogue. It is also expected to offer a mix of current and classic titles, much like PS Now does, and be available on both PS4 and PS5 consoles.
Further information states that Spartacus will offer three different subscription tiers with the lowest including existing PlayStation Plus benefits. The second on the rung of greatness opens up access to a solid catalogue of PS4 and PS5 titles, whilst the top tier also brings extended demos and some retro joy from the libraries of PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP.
Currently this is largely hearsay and rumour, but it seems with the huge success enjoyed by Xbox Game Pass it was only a matter of time before Sony finally admitted they should follow suit.