Sony is rumored to be planning an Xbox Game Pass-style subscription service for next year, which could include titles for PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP

Sony is rumored to be planning an Xbox Game Pass-style subscription service for next year, which could include titles for PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP

According to materials obtained by Bloomberg, this new subscription service, codenamed Spartacus, will be a three-tier service that provides access to a variety of PlayStation games from many generations.

In early 2022, Sony is expected to launch its own membership service, comparable to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass.

Highlights

  • No details about pricing or where this new subscription service will be available are available, though it’s likely Sony will at the very least offer it on both the PS4 and PS5, giving new life to the successful previous-gen hardware and more content for next-gen users too.

  • Based on those documents, the basic structure for Spartacus will start with players gaining access to PS Plus benefits. Subscribing at the tier-two level will net them an expanded catalog of PS4 and, eventually, PS5 titles. Tier three will add in a classic library of PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games, along with “extended demos,” game streaming, and more.