In what might be the most inevitable title of an article we’ve ever run, a new report out of Bloomberg confirms that Sony will be launching a new PlayStation subscription service in 2022 aimed at competing with Xbox Game Pass.
The new service, code-named Spartacus, will allow PlayStation users to pay for monthly access in one of three tiers. According to the report, the service will essentially combine PS Plus and PS Now while the top tier will also have a strong focus on backwards compatibility, with users having access to past PlayStation console libraries in some form.
While the PS5 has been a resounding success, PlayStation has fallen well behind on the paid subscription front in the market, and are clearly hoping Spartacus can close the gap. We’re certainly interested to see how they decide to compete with Game Pass which has received widespread praise and impressive growth through 2021.