Spartacus will be the PlayStation equivalent of the Xbox Game pass

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  • PlayStation fans have lots to be happy about and the list is about to get bigger.
  • Sony is planning to launch a brand new subscription service early next year.
  • It will replace the existing PlayStation Plus but it will bring more to the table .
  • Gamers will get access to PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games with project Spartacus.
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Xbox and PlayStation gamers will never be in shortage of arguments when debating which platform is the best for gaming.

Each one is considered above the competition by loyal fans, although it’s hard to differentiate between the two, as they both bring important and unique features to the table.

However, Sony is reportedly working on an interesting new service that will combine cloud gaming, classic games, and new titles. Let’s find out what that actually is.

Get ready for project Spartacus

Yes, you heard correctly, Sony is planning to bring a new subscription service to compete with rival Microsoft’s popular Xbox Game Pass.

There will, apparently, be three subscription options that gamers will be able to choose from, so you will have choices if you are not a fan of a strict plan.

The basic tier of this upcoming service would supposedly include the usual PlayStation Plus benefits, which means we’ll still get a handful of free games per month and access to online multiplayer matches.

The second one would offer a slate of PlayStation 4 and, eventually, PS5 games for you to download similar to Xbox Game Pass.

Sony kept the best for last, of course, because this third tier would offer all of the above, plus some demos and games tailored for PS1, PS2, and PSP.

Even though there are similarities between the two services, Xbox Game Pass and Spartacus, don’t expect Sony to just be handing out major titles from day one.

In fact, we’re not really sure what will happen but it’s definitely a subject you should be keeping your eyes on, especially if you are a die-hard PlayStation fan.

There aren’t any subscription pricing details or a rollout date for the service at this time but expect it sometime in the spring of 2022.

Sony is expected to invest more heavily in its current cloud-based game-streaming platform, PlayStation Now, in the near future, so more will surely come for PS gamers.

All we can do now is wait and see how Sony plans to compete with its rival next year. Which of the three subscription tiers do you think is more suited to your needs?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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