Insider Leaks Project Spartacus Details for PlayStation Game Pass: A PlayStation version of Xbox’s Game Pass subscription service has seemed like a sure thing for a while now. That plan was unofficially confirmed when leaked details regarding PlayStation’s Project Spartacus spread.
Spartacus was said to have three different types of subscriptions. That included both PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now and other games.
Even more information about PlayStation’s plans for Spartacus has leaked. Including what may be a fundamental way Sony plans to make Spartacus stand out and be enjoyable to play.
Jeff Grubb, who hosts the show Grubbsnax on Giant Bomb, talked about the most recent Spartacus news in a recent episode, which you can watch here.
Grubb says that Spartacus will broke up into three different groups and that this is true. The tiers will still called PlayStation Plus, but they’ll also call “Essential,” “Extra,” and “Premium.”
There will then be three tiers: $10, $13, and $16 a month for each. What each level has to offer is where things get interesting.
The $10 PS+ Essential Tier is what PS+ is currently. It allows for multiplayer games and a small collection of games that subscribers get each month.
$13 a month gives subscribers a library of video games like the Xbox Game Pass. As long as they stay subscribed, they can keep the games. Gubb characterizes this as PlayStation Now’s fun library, but without the cloud requirement.
Insider Leaks Project Spartacus Details for PlayStation Game Pass
The $16 Premium subscription includes all prior features. As well as PlayStation Now cloud streaming, “game trials,” and most excitingly, access to a special reserve of “classic games.”
What “classic games” means isn’t clear, and “game trials” isn’t either. If you think about it, the library of classic games might be like Nintendo’s library of classic games that come with its Nintendo Online and Expansion Pass subscriptions.
Wouldn’t it be fun to play games from previous console generations that aren’t anymore, but only if you subscribe to their service?
There may be a connection between game trials and Xbox Game Pass, which is one of the best things about the service. Subscribers get first-party games from Game Pass for no extra charge.
PlayStation and Nintendo may not be willing to go that far, but giving people a chance to play a game before buying it is one way. For a few hours, players could try out the new God of War: Ragnarok or Gran Turismo 7 and then decide if they want to buy the entire game.
Given the amount of information that has leaked about PlayStation Spartacus recently. It’s likely that the game will be out soon. As soon as “the next few weeks,” Grubb says there will be a testing phase for each subscription service level.
Expect to hear more about Sony’s changes to PlayStation Plus soon, but don’t worry. It will also depend on PlayStation’s ability to deliver the service, which may need some more work to get right. As well as that, a news report could made in March, too.