PlayStation: Sony plans Spartacus, its Xbox Game Pass competitor for 2022

Xbox gamers have the Game Pass, and PlayStation gamers are expected to have Spartacus in spring 2022. According to Bloomberg, the group is working on a deal that will allow many games to be played for a monthly subscription. We can expect availability on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

PlayStation: Sony plans Spartacus, its Xbox Game Pass competitor for 2022

Spartacus, Sony’s answer to Xbox Game Pass

Spartacus, which is currently a code name, would combine old PlayStation games as well as modern games. Gamers could even access titles that were available on PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP. But not everyone could take advantage of it because Sony would offer several formulas.

The first would include what PlayStation Plus offers today, which is the ability to play online, have a few games offered each month, PlayStation Store discounts and cloud saves. The second offering would add a lot of PS4 games and a few PS5 games. For its part, the third would add PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games, demos, and the possibility of playing via the cloud. There is no price information.

According to the latest official data (which dates from January 2021), Xbox Game Pass has 18 million subscribers. The standard offer costs € 9.99 / month. The Ultimate offer is € 12.99 / month and includes the ability to play in the cloud, Xbox Live Gold and EA Play, in addition to the game catalog. It will therefore be interesting to see if Sony will be in the same prices. It will be necessary to be competitive.

In the case of PlayStation, Spartacus would somehow combine the PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now offers. Sony would also decide to keep the first mark and abandon the second. But we will have to wait for the next few weeks to hope to have a little more details. And as we can imagine, Sony refuses to comment on the information of the day.

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