The Xbox Game Pass service by Microsoft is hailed as Netflix for games that let users play a number of games, including many new ones at a nominal monthly price. Now to compete against it, Sony is planning to launch a similar service for its PlayStation users.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the service is internally known as Spartacus. Sony plans to merge its two separate services – PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into one and offer tiered PlayStation Plus plans. Although they are yet to be finalised, the report says there will be three tiers available with the first selling with the existing PlayStation Plus benefits of online gaming, cloud storage and free games. The second would expand by offering a large catalogue of PS4 and PS5 games and the third tier would feature extended demos, game streaming and access to classic PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games.
The report claims Sony plans to launch its Xbox Game Pass competitor sometime next year in spring.