Spartacus, the code name of PlayStation’s future service to compete with Xbox Game Pass, is being revealed a little more today, including prices. According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, there will be three tariffs.
Three awards for the PlayStation Spartacus
With the Essential offer at $10/month, Spartacus would be more or less an equivalent of the PlayStation Plus subscription that exists today. This allows you to play online with friends and other players, just as it allows you to have games offered each month, promotions on the PlayStation Store and game backups in the cloud.
Then comes the Extra offer which would cost $13/month and would also allow you to download a catalog of PlayStation games comprising between 250 and 300 titles, some of which are already available today with PlayStation Now. Finally, the creme de la creme would be the Premium offer at $16/month which would add old games, the possibility of playing in streaming and game demos. As for “old games”, it would be about titles that were available on PlayStation 1, 2, 3 and PSP.
“Something will probably happen by the end of the month and I don’t think that necessarily means a public launch, but more of an internal step to figure out where the service needs to be”, explains the journalist. For its part, Sony has still not communicated anything publicly about PlayStation Spartacus and its desire to compete with the Xbox Game Pass.
Speaking of the Xbox Game Pass, there is a plan at €9.99/month and another at €12.99/month. This adds the ability to play streaming, as well as Xbox Live Gold. From a price point of view, PlayStation and Xbox would therefore be close.