Zhitong Finance APP learned that according to media reports, Sony Corporation (SONY.US) is seeking to combine its PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus products into a new subscription service “Spartacus” to compete with Microsoft’s (MSFT.US) Xbox Game Pass.
For specific subscription content, Spartacus is divided into three levels: the first level is the existing PS+ membership rights; the second level contains a large number of existing PS4 games, and the PS5 game lineup will be expanded in the future; the third level is based on the second level Join the game’s demo version, streaming service, and classic PS1/PS2/PS3/PSP game library.
According to the media, Sparticus will be launched in the spring of 2022, while retaining PlayStation Plus, but gradually canceling the PlayStation Now service. The service is expected to provide three different subscription prices, the highest level supports cloud play and partial download of PS1 to PS3, PSP games.
As far as Microsoft is concerned, Xbox Game Pass charges approximately 18 million users a monthly fee of US$10-15, and users have unlimited access to hundreds of games.
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