Spartacus is the codename of the new subscription service planned by PlayStation for PS4 and PS5. This is assured by journalist Jason Schreier, who has pointed out in a Blooomberg article that sources close to Sony have confirmed this maneuver, designed to compete against Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s service. This means of communication has reviewed documents that certify the veracity of the information.
According to Schreier, the service will allow PlayStation users to pay a monthly fee to access a game catalog, both modern and ancient. The source has wanted to remain anonymous because it is not authorized to speak about these matters with the press, while Sony has not yet responded to the journalist’s questions.
Regarding the platforms on which it will be available, Bloomberg argues that it may be PS4As it has more than 116 million units sold, while the PS5 is still grappling with a semiconductor shortage, which has caused a notable slowdown in production. In fact, today it is not possible to buy the machine normally in any of the markets.
When is it released? More details.
The launch is expected to take place in spring, at which time, always according to these sources, the services PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now to merge. The first is a subscription that gives access to certain free monthly games, but above all, to the online modalities of the titles. PS Now, on the other hand, is a library of games, which can be downloaded (depending on what cases) or enjoyed in streaming.
Spartacus plans are not closed and may vary, but in the documents you have had access to reference is made to three options: the first includes the current advantages of PlayStation Plus, while the second adds more catalog of PS4 and soon of PS5. The third will feature extended demos, streaming games and a library of classics from PSX, PS3, PSP. Nothing has been said about the PS Vita, a laptop that sold well below expectations.
In a subsequent tweet, the journalist stressed that the PlayStation Plus seal is likely to remain. He has also asked for caution, as he has ensured that it is not expected that the new games of the brand will arrive from day 1 to the service.
Source | Bloomberg