PlayStation is preparing to launch a service that competes with Xbox Game Pass

According to Bloomberg, the department PlayStation Group Sony is planning to launch a new subscription service to compete with Xbox Game Pass belong to Microsoft. The new service, called Spartacus, will allow PlayStation owners to pay a monthly fee to access the console’s catalog of games. Spartacus will be available on PlayStation 4 and next-gen PlayStation 5.​


The service will merge Sony’s two existing subscription plans, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. Currently, PlayStation Plus is a mandatory service for most online multiplayer games, and it also offers free monthly titles. PlayStation Now is a service that allows users to stream or download older games. According to sources, Sony plans to keep PlayStation Plus and remove PlayStation Now.

Details about Spartacus may not be finalized yet, but leaked documents say the service has three levels. Tier 1 includes existing PlayStation Plus benefits. Tier 2 offers a large catalog of PlayStation 4 games and also PlayStation 5. Tier 3 will add expanded demos, game streaming, and a library of classic games from PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP.​


Although PlayStation sells better Xbox in recent years, but Sony has lagged behind Microsoft in terms of service subscribers. With the arrival of Spartacus, Sony will be looking to compete with a popular and profitable Xbox feature.​

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