Sony may be planning to take advantage of Microsoft’s popular Xbox Game Pass subscription service by launching its own subscription. Sources close to the topic have suggested that Sony’s Xbox Game Pass (and even Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and more) is in the works and may launch in the spring.
Sony’s XBox Game Pass competitor coming soon
A report by Bloomberg revealed that Sony’s gaming subscription service, codenamed Spartacus, will include a number of modern and classic game titles for users. They will be able to access it by paying a monthly fee. The service is expected to combine Sony’s existing PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscriptions.
PlayStation Plus offers online multiplayer games and free monthly titles, while Now service consists of old PS5 games that users can play and download. Upon merging, there is a possibility that Sony will kill the PlayStation Now brand. But PlayStation Plus will remain.
While details are not fully available, the service is expected to have three levels. The first tier will provide the benefits of the existing PlayStation Plus, the second tier will come with PlayStation 4 games, and eventually will add PS5 games as well. The third level will be advanced and will include additional benefits such as extended demos, online games and game titles available on PlayStation 1, 2, 3 and PSP.
If Sony launches a game subscription service, it would be worth it for them to become more popular than the Xbox Game Pass, considering that game consoles already exist. However, it remains to be seen how she plans to do so. Additionally, we don’t know if he intended to offer his exclusive titles to users at the time of release, just like the way Xbox Game Pass did. Another thing to do is keep the subscription prices reasonable if not lower than the Game Pass, which starts at $9.99 per month.
It is also suggested that Sony will likely focus on cloud gaming, once again to compete with Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It offers a wide range of titles to play on consoles, computers, phones, and even tablets. It even offers Xbox Cloud Gaming support in select regions.
Since no specific information is available at the time of writing, we need to wait for Sony to release some official details to get a better idea. We will let you know the details once we get it. Are you excited about Sony’s gaming subscription service? Let us know in the comments below.
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