A new report indicates that Sony could unveil its Xbox Game Pass-esque PlayStation subscription service as early as next week.
According to Bloomberg, PlayStation’s Xbox Game Pass competitor is getting an official reveal soon. The publication was also the first to report that Sony is working on the service under the code name ‘Spartacus’.
Bloomberg’s report says that PlayStation’s game subscription platform will offer a “smashing lineup of popular games” and that it will merge PlayStation Plus (Sony’s online/game subscription platform) and PlayStation Now (game streaming) under one umbrella. .
The report indicates that Sony plans to offer multiple subscription tiers. For example, the first level will feature online multiplayer and free monthly games, making it look nearly identical to the current version of PlayStation Plus. More expensive tiers, however, offer a wider library of games, with the most expensive option offering a collection of PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP titles and the ability to stream games and play demos.
It’s important to note that unlike Xbox Game Pass, Sony reportedly has no plans to release first-party games on its subscription service on day one. For example, it’s unlikely that Sony Santa Monica’s upcoming God of War: Ragnarok will be available on the subscription service when it releases.