Codenamed ‘Project Spartacus’, it is clear that Sony is out to compete directly against Microsoft’s Game Pass that has gained traction over the last few years.
The service will be available on PS4 and PS5 and is expected to be launched in the Spring on 2022.
Something that is great to hear and something i’ve personally felt needed to happen was to get rid of PSNow and merge the two services into one. The monthly fee will remain, however their will be tiered pricing to play select catalogs of games as well as the ability to stream.
- Tier 1 – PlayStation Plus with the usual benefits of monthly games, cloud save storage and online play
- Tier 2 – Access to more PS4 titles and eventually PS5
- Tier 3 – Add extended demos, game streaming and a library of PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games
It all depends on pricing, but the majority of these tiers seem fairly positive. Current pricing is $59.99 a year or £49.99 in the UK, but could it look something like this:
- Tier 1 – $59.99/£49.99
- Tier 2 – $69.99/£59.99
- Tier 3 – $84.99/£74.99
Obviously this is all speculation at the moment, and only Sony can reveal the true pricing. We will wait and see whether or not a new Showcase event is announced.