Jason Schreier at Bloomberg has reported that PlayStation is currently set to reveal their GamePass competitor, codenamed Spartacus, as soon as next week.
According to an anonymous inside source, Spartacus will have a “splashy lineup of hit games from recent years” upon its debut, as it combines PlayStation Plus with PlayStation Now. There are said to be multiple tiers to the service, which will offer players the ability to check out both modern and classic PlayStation titles from different eras–with one noticeable exception.
Apparently, brand new releases will probably not be available on launch like with GamePass, so titles like God of War: Ragnarok will most likely not come to the service immediately.
In addition to games from across PlayStation’s history being available, allegedly the highest tier of Spartacus will let us play extended demos and grant players the ability to stream games over the internet.
If all this is true, and given Schreier/Bloomberg’s track record, it likely is, then this service could be shaping up to be a decent competitor to Microsoft’s beloved GamePass service. Only time will tell, and we’ll likely see next week as to whether or not Sony decides to finally give us a look at the long-awaited Spartacus.
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