After reports back in December, PlayStation is revealing its subscription service, codenamed Spartacus, as early as this week. This upcoming service is set to be PlayStation’s rival to Xbox Game Pass.
Specifically, Bloomberg reported that PlayStation’s upcoming game subscription service will soon be made official. The service’s reveal is said to include a “a splashy lineup of hit games” when it launches. Though aside from these details, we will have to wait and see for its official reveal.
Though in the previous report, the Spartacus service will include three tiers, with the highest tier featuring a selection of classic PlayStation games.
The information on the tiers are as follows:
- Tier 1 will include the existing PlayStation Plus benefits of free monthly games and online multiplayer.
- Tier 2 will offer a large catalog of PS4, as well as PS5 games in the future.
- Tier 3 will feature game streaming, extended demos for select tiles, and a library of classic PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games (that will possibly be playable on PS4/PS5).
With the upcoming introduction of Spartacus, the report has also indicated that the current PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus subscriptions will be combined under the new service. Though it remains to be seen how existing PlayStation Plus subscriptions will be handled.