23 February 2022
Sony is reportedly working on revamping the PlayStation Plus subscription experience and benefits. The first report emerged about a couple of months ago and it was claimed to be called Spartacus internally. It is now time for a new report from GamesBeat that reveals information about different subscription tiers, benefits, and pricing.
The report claims Spartacus will have three subscription tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. These names are not set in stone yet and could change by the time of the official release. The first tier is simply said to be a renamed PlayStation Plus subscription. It will offer new free games each month and will cost $10 per month.
The "Extra" tier will offer a catalog of games in addition to the first tier benefit. It will basically include hundreds of older games that can be downloaded from the store with ease. It is said to cost $13 once it launches. The last tier will have all these benefits and a few more perks. These will include game streaming, classic games, and game trials. The trials will probably allow players to try full versions of new games for free and for a limited time.
It is further reported that Spartacus is set to enter the testing phase in the next few weeks. It is expected that Sony will make an official announcement about the same very soon. The new subscription service revamp is believed to be Sony's attempt at taking on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass which offers users a lot of benefits.