Report: PlayStation Game Pass Rival Is “Pretty Close” To Launching

We've heard rumours before about Project Spartacus. Rumoured to be a PlayStation rival to Xbox Game Pass, that'll allegedly replace PS Plus and PS Now by merging them into one service. Now, fresh reports have emerged outlining what we could expect.

Speaking on Grubbsnax (transcribed by VGC), VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb claimed to have details on this unannounced service advising:

“It’s probably getting pretty close to this actually launching, something’s probably going to happen by the end of this month and I don’t think that necessarily means publicly, I think in terms of the internal milestone of where the service needs to be.”

Report: PlayStation Game Pass Rival Is “Pretty Close” To Launching

Reportedly, Spartacus will be split between three different tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. Costing $10, $13 and $16 USD respectively, Grubb advises pricing could change, but Essential is basically what we have now for Plus. Extra features a "downloadable game catalogue" of around 250-300 games similar to PS Now, minus cloud streaming. Finally, Premium reportedly contain free trials, cloud streaming and classic games.

In the meantime, Sony's continuing on with its usual monthly offerings for PS Plus. Announced earlier this week, March 2022's line-up includes Ark: Survival Evolved (PS4), Team Sonic Racing (PS4), Ghostrunner (PS5) and a bonus addition, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends (PS4/PS5). We'll keep you informed as we hear more.

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