Reports are claiming that Sony could be looking to introduce their new subscription service, codenamed PlayStation Spartacus, later this week.
That’s according to Bloomberg, citing who it calls “people familiar with the plans”. According to these anonymous sources, the service will debut with a “splashy lineup of hit games from recent years”. To catch you up, the new service will combine both PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into a single, tiered, service.
One additional thing that is worth noting, is that the report claims the service won’t necessarily include first party games on launch. That includes, according to one person familiar with the plan, this year’s highly anticipated launch of God of War: Ragnarok. First party big-name games have been arguably a key factor to competitor Xbox Game Pass’ success. That service has seen games like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 both arrive on their respective launch days directly into subscriber’s libraries.
However, the rumoured service will apparently include a third, higher tier at the most expensive level. As we’ve previously heard, this highest tier will include extend demos & streaming games from the cloud. Allegedly, the service will also include classic PlayStation games from generations past. As you’ve probably guessed, PlayStation haven’t responded as yet to requests to comment on these rumours.
If an official announcement on PlayStation Spartacus (or whatever it ends up being called) is made this week, we’ll be sure to let you know.