If it is real, it might be one of the games industry’s worst kept secrets (pic: Sony)
Sony has still yet to announce it, but new rumours point to its PlayStation Game Pass being revealed as early as next week.
There were rumblings earlier this month of a PlayStation Game Pass reveal via a State of Play livestream, but Sony has held two so far in March and neither mentioned it. The latest rumours, however, insist that an announcement is coming, and it could happen as early as next week.
This is according to Bloomberg, who were informed by anonymous sources familiar with Sony’s plans. An exact date hasn’t been given, nor whether Sony will announce it as part of a larger presentation, in its own promo, or as a simple Tweet.
As such, it’s entirely possible plans will change, or the reveal could be delayed. A major State of Play was allegedly meant to take place this month, but supposedly some developers requested it be pushed back so as not to distract from the Ukraine-Russia war.
It’s not known whether Sony agreed to this, although the fact that it has since released two smaller State of Plays (one of which focused only on Hogwarts Legacy) suggests that that is what’s going on.
Bloomberg was the first to report on the rumoured Sony service, which is apparently codenamed Spartacus. It’s said to be Sony’s answer to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and essentially combines PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into one.
Since then, further details have supposedly been shared, namely that it will offer three different tiers. The most expensive one will provide access to games from older consoles like the original PlayStation and PlayStation 2.
While Sony has never acknowledged it, the recent decision to remove PS Now cards from retailers sparked theories that it’s preparing for major changes to its current services.
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