Sony is reportedly planning their own PlayStation Game Pass to launch in Spring 2022

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Dec 6, 2021 2:43 PM
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Microsoft has been doing very well recently in terms of their Xbox Game Pass subscription service, offering hundreds of new and old games for a monthly fee. For a while it seemed that Sony was not preparing to counter it, but a new report suggests that they could be planning their own version to come out sometime in Spring 2022.

The new report notes that the service is currently codenamed as ‘Spartacus’, it will essentially combine PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now with three different tiers of access.  The first tier will be just PlayStation Plus as it is now (which is required for many multiplayer games on the PlayStation console).

The second tier will then allow users to stream various PS4 and PS5 games, whilst the third tier will then unlock access to older games from the PlayStation 1, PS2, PS3, and even the PSP. None of it has been officially confirmed by Sony yet, and neither is there any mention of a PC version.

However, with Sony’s continued interest in releasing games to the PC platform, and also giving PC players a way to stream PlayStation games to the PC via PlayStation Now, there’s definitely a chance they could bring the service to PC somehow. That would mean streaming games all the way from the PS1-era to the current PlayStation 5 generation.

What do you think? Would this be a good service for Sony to offer? Do you think it will come to PC? Which era of PlayStation consoles would you be more interested to play/stream using the service? Let us know!

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17:13 Dec-07-2021

What I wanted to know is when will SONY plan to RELEASE a NEW PSP?

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18:10 Dec-08-2021

They gave up and crowned Nintendo the king after the Vita failure, so... unlikely that they would release a new portable...

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23:29 Dec-06-2021

When I hear word streaming, instead of playing locally, my interest drops just as fast as rock. Like I would be interested, if it allows me to install and play games. Like Xbox Game Pass. But for streaming stuff, I will... well, pass. Though I do think, it would have potential, if they figured out how to do stuff locally, even if it would be limited to consoles only. And it would be nice to have access to huge library of legacy titles. As well as getting new stuff as part of the pass.


As for PC, if it would come, it would likely be delayed, so they can tempt people into buying consoles first. Also it would definitely be streaming, which I don't really favor. Call me old, but I like responsiveness of local stuff.


As for era, I would kind of be all over the place. All of those consoles had their amazing games worth playing. I kind of feels like for me, it is less about nostalgia and more about just trying stuff I missed out on. I didn't have all consoles and back then also not all games I wanted to have.

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23:22 Dec-06-2021

Welp, time to sell my Ps5

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03:28 Dec-07-2021

Sarcasm detected. Approaching critical mass, prepare for explosion.

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21:25 Dec-06-2021

This could actually be great :) Especially for the ps3 and older generation of games.


Still, ps3 could be emulated on pc if you have a beefy rig, but only if you meet certain circumstances.


So yes, if this will go live, i will definitely take a look into it.

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18:13 Dec-06-2021

I have some news that Sony didn't plan. Oops...

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03:35 Dec-07-2021

Knew you were going to post that. Sneaky

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17:44 Dec-06-2021

I'm most excited for PS2 games as I no longer have a screen for my PS2. I literally have my PS3 and PS4 next to me up and ready and I can play PS1 games on my PS3 and PSP.

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