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PlayStation is reported to be running on Xbox Game Pass competitors

According to a new report, Sony is working on a competing Xbox Game Pass service for the PlayStation.

Bloomberg Sources familiar with Sony’s plans shared details of a new service code named “Spartacus” that allows PlayStation owners to pay a monthly fee to access a library of modern and classic games. say. This is the same model used by Xbox’s popular game pass service.

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The new service, scheduled to launch in the spring of 2022, will integrate Sony’s two existing subscription services, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. This is a cloud service that allows users to stream games directly to the console. According to Bloomberg, the PlayStation Plus name will remain, but PlayStation Now will be phased out as a brand.

Despite defeating competitors like the stadium to the market, PlayStation Now couldn’t keep up with its core PlayStation subscription service, but the company recently released major releases such as God of War and The Last of Us 2. We are taking steps to add it.

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It’s clear why PlayStation wants to use a service similar to Game Pass. The Xbox subscription service is a huge hit for the company, with more than 18 million subscribers as of January 2021.

In addition to access to your game library, the Xbox Game Pass also provides first-day access to first-party Xbox games such as Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite. Future titles like Bethesda’s Starfield will also appear on the Game Pass. Xbox offers Ultimate Tier game pass subscriptions, including both console and PC game passes and cloud streaming, for $ 10 or $ 15 per month.

IGN is asking PlayStation for comment.

Matt TM Kim is a news editor at IGN.You can reach him @lawoftd..