Though not much has been made official yet, it looks like more info is beginning to see the light of day in regards to Sony’s Project Spartacus. If you haven’t heard of Project Spartacus before, it is the name of a forthcoming effort by Sony to transform its PlayStation Plus service into something could rival its Microsoft counterpart, Xbox Game Pass.
As mentioned, not many details have been officially divulged as of yet by Sony, who has thus far been pretty tight-lipped about the project, but leaks that came late last year suggested that the new service would include PlayStation Plus in addition to three subscription tiers.
The latest info leak comes courtesy of games journalist Jeff Grubb of Game Beat, who shared it on a recent episode of Grubbsnax, his Giant Bomb show, as well as on Twitter. According to Grubb, the pricing tiers will break down as follows:
- PS + Essential ($10): this will reportedly replace the current PS+
- PS + Extra ($13): adds downloadable library of PS Now games
- PS + Premium ($16): cloud streaming of games, game trials and more
PS + Essential is $10 and has monthly games like normal. Extra is $13 and gets you what seems like the downloadable library of PS Now games only. PS+ Premium is $16 per month and gets you cloud streaming, classic games, and game trials. pic.twitter.com/oAg0iij7XJ
— Grubb (@JeffGrubb) February 24, 2022
Whether this will actually reflect the finished pricing structure, only time will tell. It has long been a foregone conclusion that Sony would have to step up its game in a big way if it truly wants to compete with what Game Pass has to offer in terms of perks, features and just overall sheer value of the service. No doubt PlayStation fans will have reason to get excited as the new service comes closer to realization and we finally start getting more concrete details later this year.