Sony is apparently working on a competing Xbox Game Pass service for PlayStation according to a new report. Sources familiar with Sony’s plans mention a new service code named “Spartacus” similar to Xbox Game Pass subscription service where players are able to play numerous games with a monthly or annual subscription system.
According to the specified details, there will be three different tiers for the service.. First one is same as PlayStation Plus, which is required for online gaming and comes with some free games each month. Next tier offers access to the gaming catalog like Game Pass, and the highest tier will include extended demos, game streaming and access to a larger library with PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games.
Considering that backward compatibility is a popular request from PlayStation owners, this new service to introduce older games to the library may be a wise move from Sony.
Expected launch is currently in spring 2022 and this launch will merge Sony’s two existing subscription services PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. According to the sources, the PlayStation Plus name will remain, but PlayStation Now will be phased out as a brand.