PlayStation has a subscription service in the works that could be made to combat the mighty GamePass, code-named Spartacus.
An ideal world of gaming may be coming to fruition as Sony plans to unleash a service that rivals Xbox GamePass, allowing gamers to snag PlayStation titles for a monthly fee in a three-tier design.
The news broke in the following Tweet by Jason Schreier:
According to the Bloomberg report also penned by Schreier, people familiar with Sony’s plans have tipped their hand to let the gaming world in on some minute details. The service is supposedly code-named Spartacus possibly named after a mighty gladiator that led a mutiny which would make for a grandiose metaphor for doing battle with the titan that is GamePass.
The service could allow gamers to access hit titles spanning the PlayStation library including the PSP, and functionality would be available for the PS4 and PS5, which is still in extremely short supply.
The plan opts to fuse the existing PlayStation Plus and Now, but keeps the former’s moniker. Plus offers monthly titles for adopters of the service, much like Xbox Live Gold. Supposedly the new Spartacus would allow PS4 and PS5 owners to choose between three tiers, the first allowing basic PlayStation Plus, the second allowing a slew of PS4 and possibly PS5 games on demand much like GamePass, and the third – the ace in the hole – would be to offer the backlog treasure hoard of PS1, PS2, and PSP titles.
Microsoft GamePass is considered one of the most popular subscription services available with true quality for a relatively cheap price of $14.99. New titles like Forza Horizon 5, and Back 4 Blood hit the juggernaut service on their release dates. This new PlayStation Spartacus has a herculean task in front of them to come close to GamePass standards.
Imagine a day where Sony exclusive titles could be available on day one with a subscription? Spartacus enlists God of War: Ragnarok in their title lineup could be a dream come true sometime soon, but it is still just a dream for now until a formal announcement is made.
To read the full Schreier Bloomberg report, you can find it on the website.