According to BloombergSony will introduce next week Spartacus, the new subscription service that will support the current PlayStation Plus.
The information published by Bloomberg details that the launch of the new service will produce “an attractive selection of exciting games”, but that, unlike Xbox Game Pass, Sony does not intend to release its first-party news on day one in Spartacus.
This decision has been rumored since last December and several details of the service have already been leaked. As expected, Spartacus (internal name, commercial product definition is still unknown) will merge the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, offering several different subscription tiers.
The first of these will be basically the same as the current Plus, with online access and a small selection of monthly titles at no extra cost.
The suite would contain all this content, which would summarize a catalog of around three hundred downloadable titles, in the manner of Microsoft’s Game Pass.
Finally, the third tier will include all the content from the previous two tiers plus a selection of PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP backward compatible games, extended demos and cloud play.
With no official confirmation, another rumor (in this case from VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb) suggested these tiers would be called Essential, Extra, and Premium, and cost ten, thirteen, and ten dollars a month, respectively.