Although PlayStation users can and do boast of their extensive list of exclusive games, their competition has opted for a different strategy in recent years. If there’s one thing Xbox currently stands out for over any other company in the industry, it’s its efforts to create an environment in which the user’s quality of life is the priority. Features such as the backward compatibility system and services such as Xbox Game Pass have been responsible for ensuring the loyalty of users of the Microsoft ecosystem.
However, it seems that PlayStation wants a piece of that cake too.
Jason Schreier – a Bloomberg journalist and ‘insider’ of the video game industry – has announced that Sony is planning to combine PlayStation Plus and PS Now in order to create a subscription service that competes with the aforementioned Xbox Game Pass.
What is known about the “Xbox Game Pass” for PlayStation?
For now it is known by the code name “Spartacus.” Similar to PS Plus and Now, users would pay a monthly fee through which they could access a collection of games. These would include both modern and classic titles. According to Bloomberg sources, the PlayStation “Xbox Game Pass” would be available in the second quarter of 2022.
Bloomberg research also suggests that this new service would be divided into 3 categories. The first would offer the current benefits of PlayStation Plus; the second, a broader catalog of games for PS4 and / or PS5; and the third, extended demos of certain games, game streaming, and a collection of PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games. Now, it should be clarified that the veracity of this information has not been confirmed by Sony.
What will be the price of “Spartacus”, the streaming service of PlayStation?
Although at the moment the price that this subscription service would have is unknown, the most probable / logical thing is that it would mean a reduction in the cost of PlayStation Plus or its equivalent category within “Spartacus”. After all, one of the attractions of Xbox Game Pass is its affordable accessibility and its price-content ratio. To compete, the PlayStation service should have a monthly cost of $ 50,000-60,000 Colombian pesos.