PlayStation: According to a Bloomberg report, published this Friday afternoon (3rd), Sony is working on a subscription service that has some similarities with Game Pass and Nintendo Online. Code-named service Spartacus has the apparent aim of bringing together the elements of PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, as well as offering classic games from the PS1, PS2 and PSP era to its subscribers.
In the original article written by journalist Jason Schreier, who usually hits rumors of this type, there is information that the service would have three different levels of subscription, similar to what Game Pass offers with its normal and Ultimate modes, which is more expensive and offers more benefits. Spartacus levels would be as follows:
Level 1: normal PlayStation Plus benefits
Level 2: Access to selected PS4 and PS5 games
Level 3: Access to a library of classic PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games
If the service really follows this model, it’s an interesting way to let PlayStation fans choose exactly the type of benefits they prefer to use rather than forcing a more expensive subscription to keep just PS Plus, for example. Also according to Bloomberg, Sony is investing heavily in cloud gaming and Spartacus will be available on PS4 and PS5 in the first half of 2022.
Unfortunately, there are still no indications of prices for this service or in which countries we could expect to see it being released. Considering that PlayStation Now is not available in Brazil, the chances are that Spartacus will not arrive complete in our country on its official launch, but that doesn’t mean that Sony can’t test it here in the future, even more so now that Microsoft brought xCloud here recently.
And you, were you surprised by this news or were you expecting Sony to bring an answer to the Game Pass at some point? Leave your comments and let us know if you think this service will really be worth it for PS4 and PS5 users!