Playstation – Reports Indicate A New Rival To XBox Game Pass Is In The Works, Codenamed ‘Spartacus’

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A new report from Bloomberg indicates that the team over at Sony are planning on creating their own version of the XBox Game Pass, which has been codenamed ‘Spartacus’

If this were to happen it would then see a merge with both Playstation Plus and Playstation Now, alongside a new subscription with a three-tier service. With the cheapest service becoming something equivalent to how Playstation Plus is now, with at least three titles being added to the Playstation Store each month.

Whilst the most expensive tier would include both the tier one and tier two services, and include extended game demos, game streaming, and a library of Playstation One, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and PSP titles.

This new Spartacus service will become available for both the Playstation 4 and Playstation 5, if it does indeed happen fans would be looking at a spring release. However, according to Bloomberg, this could all change as things get finalised and more news gets announced, including tier and service prices.

Playstation Plus was first released back in June 2010 and has seen much success over the years, with over 46.3 million users worldwide reportedly using the service during Q1 2021. Whilst a further 104 million have been enjoying the Playstation Now service. However, according to reports both of these figures have been decreasing since 2020. Back in 2020 there was said to be 47.6 million users on Playstation Plus and 109 million on Playstation Now.

Whilst the XBox Game Pass has been on the increase since 2020 going from 10 million subscribers to now having 18 million by January this year.

So perhaps with the XBox Game Pass on the rise and both of the Playstation services on a steady decrease, Sony have decided to try and change their tactics.

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