Sony’s Xbox Game Pass Competitor Expected To Be Announced Next Week
Sony will announce its competitor to Microsoft’s Game Pass as soon as next week, according to a new report by Bloomberg.
Dubbed Spartacus within Sony, the new service looks set to be a combination of the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscription services.
PS Plus allows people to play games online while taking advantage of discounts and receiving a handful of free games each month. PS Now allows people to stream or download a back catalog of content that includes games from the PS4, PS3, and PS2 eras.
Citing sources that don’t want to be named, Bloomberg says that we can expect “Netflix for video games” when Spartacus launches, with hit games from recent years being made available via a “splashy lineup.”
The service, which has been in development under the codename Spartacus, is Sony’s answer to Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Game Pass, a sort of Netflix for video games that has amassed more than 25 million subscribers. Sony’s will debut with a splashy lineup of hit games from recent years, said the people, who requested anonymity because the plans are private.
This all sounds very similar to Xbox Game Pass that allows gamers to stream and download first-party games as well as a handful of those from third-party houses, too. Game Pass has long been hailed as a major reason for people to opt for Microsoft’s Xbox consoles, something that Sony will be hoping to change when its own service arrives.