PlayStation is reportedly working on a new service to compete against Xbox Game Pass
According to a report from Bloomberg today, PlayStation is working on a direct competitor to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Code-named "Spartacus", this service is expected to launch in spring for the PS4 and PS5, and it will merge PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now plans. According to the report, Sony might phase out the PlayStation Now branding in favor of the PlayStation Plus one.
With a monthly "Spartacus" subscription, PlayStation console owners will be able to access a range of new and classic games. Bloomberg found that there might be three tiers of subscription. Tier 1 would be similar to the offerings of PlayStation Plus. With Tier 2, subscribers would have further access to PS4 titles and "eventually" PS5 games. Tier 3 would add more options like demos, game streaming and "a library of classic PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games".
While the report cites the news come from "people familiar with Sony’s plans and documents reviewed by Bloomberg", you might want to take this information with a grain of salt until an official announcement is made public. Nevertheless, would you be interested in such a subscription service from Sony?