According to Jason Schreier (via Bloomberg), Sony Interactive Entertainment could finally confirm its Project Spartacus this week. The aim would be to combine PS Plus and PlayStation Now while offering new benefits to subscribers.
Formalization before March 31?
According to the journalist, who has proven its reliability more than once, Sony will present its “answer” to Xbox Game Pass in the coming days. Thus, the manufacturer would have only one service – with three Essential, Extra, and Premium formulas – including “free” titles each month, access to multiplayer, and a wide selection of streaming software (many being downloadable also locally).
According to Jason Schreier, the manufacturer would launch its new PS Plus with “various successful games of recent years”, but the next PS5 exclusives would not be available on day one like the Game Pass. To preserve its in-house productions while still encouraging purchases, Sony would rather opt for large demos (in the vein of EA Play), excluded included.
What if Project Spartacus was just the tree that hides the forest?
A new PS Plus and more PS5 announcements this week?
Greg Miller, who is well known in the industry for his Kinda Funny podcast, also hints that this week will be big for PlayStation.
This could be a very interesting week for PlayStation if just one of the three rumors I’ve heard is true. As a result, we will be postponing the recording of the PS I Love You XOXO podcast to Thursday.
The deadline of this Thursday, March 31 for Sony and other Japanese companies corresponds to the end of their current fiscal year. Therefore, announcing an overhaul of its PS Plus, which weighs on the income of the PlayStation branch, or even other things – such as a buyout – would be the perfect moment.
If the details around Project Spartacus come to light, are you interested in the prices listed? If there are going to be more announcements, what are you waiting for? A studio takeover? A game? Tell us everything in the comments.