With subscription gaming gaining momentum, the long-awaited new subscription service for Sony’s PlayStation is set to debut shortly – in fact, it could be “as soon as next week”, according to a report.
According to Bloomberg, the subscription service is being developed under the code name Spartacus – named after the slave and gladiator who led a revolt against the Romans. In fact, it is a combination of the two existing subscriptions – PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now.
However, do note that we have yet to get official confirmation from Sony regarding the Spartacus subscription service, so there may be changes to the nomenclature as it rolls out. What we know now is that Sony’s answer to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass will come with a slew of classic games and popular games released in recent years.
There are several tiers to choose from – there are three in total – each offering different games at different prices. VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb thinks these tiers will be called Essential, Extra, and Premium and will cost $10, $13, and $16, respectively. The most expensive tier will give you access to internet streaming games and extended demos and PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games.
The mid-tier option will likely give subscribers access to a catalog of downloadable games containing around 300 titles. The lower tier is likely to be similar to the PlayStation Plus service. PlayStation Plus offers subscribers two PS4 games to download each month, access to online multiplayer games, exclusive PlayStation Store discounts, 100GB of cloud storage for game saves and bonus content.
Spartacus is unlikely to feature the next and highly anticipated God of War Ragnarok, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t see it when Spartacus rolls out.
Sony’s PlayStation Subscription Service ‘Spartacus’ Could Roll Out As Soon As Next Week: Report
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