by Mr Toffee in

It’s only a matter of time until the House of PlayStation plans to go against the Xbox Game Pass.

According to a Bloomberg report, Sony Interactive Entertainment will introduce a new service that’s code-named Spartacus. It will enable access to a catalogue of modern and classic games for a monthly fee. The documents containing details about the service from “people familiar with Sony’s plans” stated that the service will keep the PlayStation Plus name, but phase out PlayStation Now.

The service is expected to launch in Spring 2022, with everyone’s PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now plans to merge into one. Spartacus will come in three different tiers:

  • First Tier: Includes existing PS Plus benefits.
  • Second Tier: Includes a large catalogue of PS4 and PS5 titles.
  • Third Tier: Includes extended demos, game streaming, and classic PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games.

Yeah, that’s pretty much the PlayStation equivalent of the Xbox Game Pass. And you know what? Better late than never.


Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee
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