Monday, January 17

Sony is headlining for Xbox Game Pass by building its own ‘Spartacus’ subscription, according to Bloomberg

It was a matter of time before Sony responded to the success of Xbox Game Pass. Bloomberg informed that the company would be preparing a subscription service for PlayStation consoles, which at the moment has the code name of ‘Spartacus’ and which would allow users to access a catalog of modern and classic games.

Online games and access to classics from all PlayStation

According to the source, the service could be contracted from the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5, and would merge PlayStation Plus (the multiplayer games service online) and PlayStation Now (access to the platform’s most classic games) in a single monthly fee.

The name of that last service would disappear but PlayStation Plus could survive as the final name of this new service. And it makes sense, because ‘Plus’ (or the + symbol) is the addition that Disney, Apple or Paramount among others have adopted to name their subscription services.

‘Pegasus’ would offer three subscription fees. The first would be very similar or identical to the current PlayStation Plus, the second would add the ability to play PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games; and finally a third installment add cloud games and access to a catalog of games from the PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP. The dream of everything sonyer.

The section of games in the cloud is something that Sony has been working on, motivated by the more than 18 million subscribers that Xbox Game Pass has achieved. There is no information on the possible launch date of this service and from Sony they have not wanted to comment anything about the rumor, but it seems that the war of subscriptions to games is going to get more interesting.

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