PlayStation is reportedly planning a new subscription service that will compete with Xbox Game Pass. It will also give users the ability to play PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable games.
This is according to a new report from Bloomberg, who says the service is codenamed Spartacus. Just like Game Pass, subscribers of PlayStation’s service will pay a monthly fee to gain access to classic and modern games from a catalog. This service will likely be available for the PlayStation 4 as well as the PlayStation 5.
It’s reported that Spartacus will launch in Spring 2022, and will merge PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into one subscription service. PlayStation Now will be phased out, while PlayStation Plus will remain.
Details are not finalized, but the service will reportedly have three tiers. The first will simply just be the benefits that PlayStation Plus already has. The second tier allows players to access a decent selection of PS4 titles, with PS5 games joining this tier eventually. The third and final tier will include game streaming, extended demos, as well as the above listed legacy of PlayStation content. Vita games were not mentioned in this reported list of older consoles. This is likely due to the difficulty in aligning the touch controls to a PS4 or PS5 controller.