Insider claims PlayStation rival to Xbox Game Pass is “near launch”

PlayStation Plus has been rumored to be launching a service to compete with Xbox Game Pass, and now, this exciting project could be about to get an official reveal.

Xbox Games Pass continues to impress players with a great lineup of games. Bringing both new and beloved classics together, PlayStation players have been aiming for a similar implementation for PlayStation Plus.

Rumors of PlayStation’s ‘Project Spartacus’ project have been circulating for a while, but according to GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, the wait may not be long.

PlayStation is said to have launched their own version of Xbox Game Pass
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For many players, Xbox Game Pass makes picking up a Microsoft console an easy decision.

PlayStation’s ‘Project Spartacus’ is ‘coming out’

In his premium GiantBomb show GrubbsnaxGameBeat’s Jeff Grubb reveals he’s got new info on PlayStation’s ‘Project Spartacus’. While the Game Pass-style service has yet to be officially announced, Grubb explains: “It’s probably getting pretty close to actually launching, something that could happen later this month.”

Grubb added: “I don’t think that necessarily means public, I think about the internal landmark of where the service needs to be developed. Players considered on PlayStation Plus will incorporate the service, and it looks like ‘Project Spartacus’ will opt for a tiered subscription model. “Right now they’re called essential, complementary, and premium,” says Grubb.

Grubb continues, “Pricing $10 a month for essentials, $13 a month for extras, and $16 a month for premiums.” However, these prices may only be “placeholder prices” when PlayStation is live on the service.

Xbox Game Pass logo on black background

Xbox Game Pass offers a variety of games per month for console and PC players.

While Xbox Game Pass allows players to download full games, it seems likely that PlayStation’s rival service may not offer that luxury at first: “For the premium, $16 a month… Did you get the full game? Not really, kind of… it’s like EA Play. You get a full trial of the game. I don’t know if it’s for every game that comes out, but it seems to be.”

Interestingly, Grubb mentioned that ‘Project Spartacus’ could focus on “classic games”, but made it clear that he didn’t know exactly what “classic games mean” in his context. service. The ‘extra’ tier is said to also feature games that can be downloaded from PS Now: “250, 300 games, that sort of thing. You don’t get cloud streaming, but you do get 300 games that you can download. “

With Xbox Game Pass offering access to the biggest games on release day, PlayStation’s service will need to find all the stops to make it a worthy contender. Insider claims PlayStation rival to Xbox Game Pass is “near launch”

Emma Bowman

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